Though a rumor yesterday linked him to the Cleveland Browns, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer reaffirmed to reporters that the only job he is interested in currently is that which he already has with the Buckeyes.
Meyer’s affirmation came through a statement to a school spokesman, which was reported on Twitter by Tim May of The Columbus Dispatch.
The Cleveland Browns coaching carousel could very well continue after this season, as the team has gone 2-9 this year after going 7-9 in 2014, coach Mike Pettine’s first with the team, but Pettine has been stubborn this year in the handling of second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel and has resisted calls to get him more involved. This weekend, with regular starter Josh McCown out for the season due to injury, Pettine has opted to go with Austin Davis at quarterback over Manziel just because a video of Manziel partying in Austin during the team’s bye week went public.
Thus, since Meyer is an offensive genius who has turned every team he has ever coached into gold, having gone 153-27 across stints with Ohio State, Florida, Utah and Bowling Green while winning three national championships along the way, Meyer making the jump to the NFL seems feasible.
But Meyer has denied those rumors for now and he has little reason to leave Ohio State at this point. He is turning the program into a contender again and is a strong recruiter and until there is an official announcement that the Browns have hired him, it’s safe to assume that he’ll be staying in Columbus long-term.
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