COLUMBUS, OH – OCTOBER 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer prepares to take his team onto the field before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights 58-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer hasn’t had too much to do since his short stint as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars ended ceremoniously. However, the former three-time national champion head coach has a new gig, though it isn’t as a leader of a football team.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, Meyer is joining the board of THE Foundation, an organization co-founded by Columbus real estate developer and Ohio State booster Brian Schottenstein, who has a very interesting family history, and former Ohio State player Cardale Jones.

The brand-new foundation is focused on paying Buckeyes football and basketball players to work with charities and will launch at the end of this month. It’s a way the school can take advantage of the NIL rules that have changed the landscape of college recruiting in recent years.

“There isn’t a better person to have on the board than Coach Urban Meyer,” Schottenstein said. “It goes without saying that he’s one of the greatest recruiters of student-athletes and coaches of all time. I appreciate his support and friendship.”

Meyer brings with him a strong reputation in the Ohio State community, even if he tarnished that reputation pretty badly during his extremely short NFL stint. Naturally, reactions to the news were mixed regarding the head coach and his official return to the OSU community and the way his reputation seems to be at odds with some of his actions.

Things involving Urban Meyer don’t usually end well, so we’ll be keeping an eye on how this plays out, especially given that it’s already involved with a very gray area when it comes to boosters, college athletes, and money.

[Columbus Dispatch]

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