Urban Meyer could be headed back to TV as Fox Sports is nearing a deal to hire the former Ohio State coach as a college football analyst, Michael McCarthy of Sporting News reports.
Meyer previously worked at ESPN during the 2011 season, between his final season at Florida and his first season at Ohio State.
If the deal happens, there's still the question about his role with the network.
Meyer, who won three national championships between Ohio State and Florida, is being given the choice to work either as a color commentator in the game booth or as a studio analyst at Fox, sources said. Citing serious health concerns, the 54-year-old Buckeyes coach retired after the 2019 Rose Bowl.
"Fox feels like they have enough good (college football) games now to really compete with ESPN," said one source. "If this comes off, the question is: Does he call games or work the studio?"
Regardless, the fit would seem to make sense for a former Ohio State coach. Fox is the majority owner of BTN, and Meyer would join a number of Buckeyes at Fox, including his friend Cris Carter, Robert Smith along with Chris Spielman and James Laurinaitis.
Currently, Meyer works at Ohio State as an assistant athletics director and he co-teaches a class at the university's Fisher College of Business.