One of the biggest names being heard as an early favorite to take the Ohio State coaching job in 2012 is that of ESPN analyst and former head coach of Florida Urban Meyer.
Meyer may have other ideas. He is said to have interest in succeeding Joe Paterno, 84, as Penn State coach. Onwardstate.com reports that Meyer met with Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and University President Graham Spanier while he was at Penn State recently for an ESPN interview.
According to the Sporting News, after Jim Tressel resigned from Ohio State, Meyer said, "I am committed to ESPN and will not pursue any coaching opportunities this fall."
Meyer has compiled a 104-23 record in ten seasons as a head coach, with a 7-1 bowl record and a record of 4-0 in BCS bowls. And the Sporting News and Sports Illustrated both named Meyer Coach of the Decade.
Rumors in the past have said that Penn State may have another candidate in mind after Paterno retires; a guy named Greg Schiano, currently contracted to Rutgers.