Urban Meyer On Coaching Future: 'If I Ever Went Back ...'

Amid rumors that he'll be returning ANY MINUTE NOW to rescue any number of Big Ten programs from beheaded crumpling, former Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer had a few kind words with the St. Petersburg Times about his retirement and what's in store.

There's much about volleyball, which is great, and he waves off the sourced reports that have had him in contact with teams, but the portion most relevant to Penn St. Nittany Lions and Ohio St. Buckeyes fans is this one:

If I ever went back, I'd have to get back a little bit of balance I used to have. I don't know if I'm there yet. I went off the deep end. When I first went to Florida, my first Tennessee game, first SEC game, my son was playing that (Friday) night, was going to pitch. I'm in a hotel. I looked at the police officers: "I can't take this. Will you get in a car and drive me to go watch my son pitch?" Everybody thought I was nuts. I'm not going to let a job consume me. I think it did. I would have never done that at the end. I was so consumed about perfection. We created a monster. If I ever did get back, I would not let that control my life.    

In my personal opinion, that's coachspeak for, "One program is about to get a little Urban renewal, if you catch my meaning." But we'll see.

For more on these schools, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe DiariesOhio State blog Along The Olentangy and Texas blog Burnt Orange Nation.

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