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Urban Meyer denies link to Michigan State vacancy

Field Level Media
05 Oct 2023, 02:55 GMT+10

(Photo credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Three-time national champion Urban Meyer denied reports linking him to the Michigan State coaching vacancy.

Meyer told The Athletic on Wednesday that there is zero truth to the story and that he remains happy at Fox Sports.

The Spartans (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten) fired Mel Tucker last month after an investigation into sexual harassment allegations.

Michigan State has lost all three games since elevating defensive backs coach Harlon Barnett to interim head coach.

Meyer, 59, compiled a 187-32 record in 17 seasons at Bowling Green (2001-02), Utah (2003-04), Florida (2005-10) and Ohio State (2012-18). He led the Gators to national titles in 2006 and 2008 and took the Buckeyes to the top in 2014.

He retired from Ohio State after the 2018 season but returned as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021. He was fired after a 2-11 start and a rocky tenure that included a viral video of Meyer groping a woman in a bar.

--Field Level Media

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