Urban Meyer Discusses Arizona Job, Declines

Former Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer met with officials at the University of Arizona last week to discuss their vacant head football coaching job but declined the offer, according to the New York Times.

The person said that Meyer, who has expressed his desire to return to coaching, was intrigued but informed Byrne in a telephone call Monday night that he was not going to pursue the job.

Meyer is arguably the No. 1 free agent candidate for any college football program looking for a head coach. He is considered the leading candidate for the Ohio State and Penn State positions, which are both expected to be open after this year. Both positions are currently held by interim head coaches (Luke Fickell and Tom Brdley, respectively).

Meyer released a statement last week stating that he was not interested in the Penn State position and was happy with his current position as a commentator at ESPN.

The Arizona Wildcats fired head coach Mike Stoops earlier this season after the team's 1-5 start.

Meyer won 65 games and two national championships in six seasons with Florida before leaving to spend more time with his family.

For more on the Arizona Wildcats, head over to the blog Arizona Desert Storm and SB Nation Arizona. For comprehensive coverage around the NCAA, check out SB Nation's College Football hub.

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