While consensus has been Urban Meyer’s next career move as rescuing the Ohio State football program after his foray into broadcasting, the university most rumored with his name recently has actually been another Big Ten school – Penn State. There have been numerous reports on Meyer’s potential as the next football coach at Penn State. There’s even already been rumored contact between Meyer and Penn State’s President and Athletic Director. Of course, Joe Paterno may have something to say about giving up a job he’s held for 46 years as well. But, if Joe Pa happened to step down at the end of the season and a national championship winning coach was in place to make that transition into the next era of Penn State football a little easier… perhaps Urban Meyer could find his home in Happy Valley. (I wonder what his family thinks of all these coaching rumors…)
As fate would have it, Urban Meyer just happened to be in State College for Penn State’s victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes. If Meyer wanted to slow down the rumor mill or the intensification of stories linking him to Penn State… using the phrase “our quarterbacks” when referring to the Nittany Lions isn’t going to help. Rookie broadcasting mistake? Freudian slip? Or a sign of that those players in blue and white will be Meyer’s quarterbacks next year after all? If the latter is ultimately the case, good luck, Urban.