The legendary Urban Meyer, who has won 187 games and three national titles as a college football coach, plus an undefeated season at Utah on top of it all, decided to call it a career after leading Ohio State to a 13-1 season in 2018. Given that he's still 54 -- that's 13 years younger than Nick Saban -- rumors immediately began swirling that he'd surely relent and get back on the sideline one day.
Questions about the possibility of a Meyer comeback were heightened a bit when former USC superstar Reggie Bush jokingly said that he and fellow Trojan Matt Leinart would recruit the head coach if and when their alma mater posted a lackluster season. When asked about it, however, Meyer didn't exactly deny the possibility.
Urban is going to take things day to day...we'll see https://t.co/7DCkBdUuF3— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) May 2, 2019
Meyer didn't give up a whole lot of information in these recent remarks, but we all have to remember that he previously retired after being the head coach of the Florida Gators due to health concerns. After a year off, he came out of retirement to coach the Buckeyes.
Reggie Bush is ready to 'recruit' Urban Meyer if USC doesn't improve substantially in 2019https://t.co/8SWdu09uNJ— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 30, 2019
If the only way to avoid having a disappointing year is by Southern Cal winning the Pac-12, then Bush might have to start his recruiting pitch now. The Trojans won the conference in 2017, but have has been their only such title in the last 10 years.
USC fans may vey well root for a "disappointing" season if it actually means that an iconic boss like Meyer would actually become available. Right now, there's still no smoke and no fire. But Meyer has done anything but slam the door shut.