While Urban Meyer won't be coaching on Saturdays this fall, he will still be appearing on TV.
As first reported by Andrew Marchand of the New York Post and announced by Fox Sports on Monday morning, the former Ohio State football coach will be among the analysts on Fox's new Saturday morning college football pregame show, which will air at 11 a.m. on Saturdays this fall.
Former USC players Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart and Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn will also serve as analysts on the show, while Rob Stone will host.
“With a head coach that won three national titles in 10 years, two of the most successful college quarterbacks in recent memory and one of the sport’s most electric running backs, our new college football pregame show has the game covered from all angles,” Fox Sports national networks president Mark Silverman said in a news release. “Not only will this all-star cast resonate with viewers because of their recent on-field accomplishments, but this group is going to have a lot of fun discussing the games each week.”
Sporting News' Michael McCarthy first reported that Fox would hire Meyer in January. Silverman described Meyer and Bush, who is also a new hire by Fox, as "fantastic additions to our already impressive college football roster."
Meyer is also still working within the Ohio State athletic department as the assistant athletic director of athletics initiatives and relations, a role for which he is being paid $100,000, while he is also teaching a class on leadership and character in Ohio State's Fisher College of Business.