Urban Meyer, Ohio State Have Been In Touch, ESPN Reports About ESPN Employee

Has ESPN analyst Urban Meyer agreed to become the next Ohio St. Buckeyes head coach? He denied it earlier in the day during an ESPN broadcast when asked by an ESPN associate, though neither of the other ESPN broadcasters in the booth asked whether he's been in touch with Ohio State in the first place.

Luckily, ESPN is now reporting he has. The network's report lines up with what Buckeyes blog Eleven Warriors reported earlier in the week -- that Meyer is waiting to see just how hard the NCAA comes down on Ohio State, but that there's strong interest on both sides.

No word from ESPN on whether half of ESPN will be joining Meyer in Columbus, as another Internet report alleged. But now that the network is reporting Meyer is in talks with Ohio State, you can go ahead and pencil it in as a done deal. Pencil, I said.

For more Ohio State, head to Buckeyes blog Along The Olentangy.

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