Urban Meyer Addresses NFL Rumors

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer on Ohio State's sideline.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)In the wake of the news that Urban Meyer would be coaching his final game for Ohio State in the Rose Bowl against Washington, plenty of speculation has emerged about a possible NFL move.Unfortunately for any NFL franchises hoping to recruit Meyer, it looks like that won’t be happening.In an interview with Yahoo! Sports after his sudden retirement announcement, Meyer explained that his fear of losing games essentially made an NFL job a non-starter.“I could never work at a place… I see some of these guys’ records because the NFL is so even,” he said. “Some of these guys, their record is 74-58. I could never do that.”Meyer has plenty of evidence to justify his fear of an NFL transition.While some coaches who thrived in college football found success in the NFL as well, there are many notable names that were complete failures in the NFL. Nick Saban, Steve Spurrier, Lou Holtz, and Bobby Petrino all proved incapable of translating their college dominance into NFL success.However, a few notable names also found success in both: Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer, Tom Coughlin, Dick Vermeil and Bill Walsh all won Super Bowls after leading their college programs to greatness.[Yahoo! Sports]last_img

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