In the last 24 hours, we've seen reports ranging from Urban Meyer agreeing to a deal in principle with Ohio State to the former Florida head coach signing a contract. There have even been detailed reports of the staff Meyer is bringing to Columbus (more on those in a minute). However, despite the swirling rumors, Meyer is denying any deal with the Buckeyes, according to a report on Friday night.
The report comes from Pat Dooley, who received a text from Meyer about the latest round of rumors.
Ohio State and Meyer are waiting for the NCAA to deliver their verdict, after which time, the announcement of Meyer as the new head coach will take place.
Of that staff, sources indicate Meyer’s intial plan is to retain current Ohio State head football coach Luke Fickell and current Buckeye wide receivers coach Stan Drayton.
Meyer also aims to add Chris Spielman, Kirk Herbstreit, current North Carolina State linebackers coach Jon Tenuta and current LSU offensive line coach Greg Studwara to his Ohio State staff.
Wait, what? The ESPN All-Stars are coming to Columbus? All right! Aren't coaching rumors in November fun?
Right now, it would seem Eleven Warriors' assessment is correct. Just about everyone expects this to happen, but nothing is official at all right now -- and that includes whatever hypothetical staff he's bringing to this job he's hypothetically accepted. Settled? Good.