Urban Meyer To Ohio State Rumors Flare Up, Die Down And Return In One Night

One day after plane-tracking Urban Meyer took over Ohio State Twitter, a cluster of tweets had the former Florida coach's statue about ready to be raised in Columbus. They did end with an actual report being made, though. Here's what you may have missed.

Mike Freeman of CBS Sports accidentally broke the world by passing along a report he'd spotted in his travels. You can see why the following would get retweeted like a hot cake (I don't know what a hot cake is), even though Freeman includes an "if true" caveat:

mike freeman@realfreemancbs Scout.com is reporting Urban Meyer has agreed to coach OSU for 7 years, $35 million. If true, whoa.    

Pay sites being pay sites, not everyone was immediately clear on who's reporting what, but after some huddling it was widely agreed that Scout was not actually reporting Urban Meyer to Ohio State.

Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples shot down the report, whoever it was that was doing the reporting. Freeman spent much of the next hour clarifying he wasn't the one who made the report in the first place -- you'll note he works for CBS, not Scout. It's in his Twitter handle.

But then!

Eleven Warriors@elevenwarriors We are 99.7% sure Urban Meyer has agreed to a deal to become the next coach of Ohio State. Solid sources. Plural.

Eleven Warriors@elevenwarriors Just to clarify: We were being serious. No timetable for announcement yet, obviously.   

That's ElevenWarriors.com, a reputable Ohio State fan outfit, staking a large portion of its name on Meyer becoming Ohio State's next coach.

If our nation's amateur air traffic controllers are sufficiently on their grind, it's not hard to imagine Meyer could've met with Ohio State and worked out an agreement that could eventually result in a contract. But it's just as easy to envision Meyer's tour of the country making a few more stops before it settles.

For more on the Buckeyes, visit Ohio State blog Along The Olentangy, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation Cleveland.

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