Jan 1, 2019; Pasadena, CA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer reacts in the third quarter against the Washington Huskies in the 2019 Rose Bowl at Rose Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

If Urban Meyer ever does return to coaching, it’s not going to be for one of Ohio’s MAC schools.

Back in May, college football reporter Kyle Rowland and sports columnist Dave Briggs of the Toledo Blade discussed the possibilities that the former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach might consider a return to his roots and coach either the Toledo Rockets or Bowling Green Falcons in an attempt to get back on track following his disastrous season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Meyer spent two seasons with Bowling Green, going 8-3 and 9-3 before moving on to Utah where he would lead the Utes to a 12-0 record and Fiesta Bowl victory within two years.

“I totally think it makes sense,” said Rowland on an episode of Buckeye Talk. “I would be surprised if he would consider Toledo…he has so much love for Bowling Green. It really is crazy the reverence he has for that place. But I think Bowling Green is a real thing. Their coach has a big year this year. Scot Loeffler. Where, at the end of the year, perhaps, he’s unemployed. And their athletic director has a very important hire to make. Urban still has a lot of friends at Bowling Green who are big-time donors. I really think the stars could align and he could end up there.”

“If he goes to Texas Tech or Washington State, it’s gonna be so hard to win at a high level,” added Briggs. “Obviously, Urban could be the guy who does it. But if you go to Bowling Green, you can just rule the MAC.”

While it’s one thing to wonder aloud if Meyer would actually consider the move, especially while he’s in the midst of a return to the Fox studio, it’s another thing altogether to simply ask the 57-year-old outright. So that’s what Briggs did.

“Wow. What a question,” Meyer told Briggs. “I do love BG. However, I could not see that happening. We are enjoying our lives and kids/grandkids.”

It’s hard to imagine Meyer couldn’t still be tempted back to the sidelines. Still, it’s hard to believe his ego would ever allow him to step back into the MAC, especially when overtures from some of the biggest programs in the nation are likely to still come his way every year for the next decade.

[Toledo Blade]

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