Urban Meyer will be back in Ohio Stadium for next week's game against Wisconsin.
Meyer and the rest of the Big Noon Kickoff crew, including host Rob Stone and fellow analysts Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush and Brady Quinn, will be inside the Shoe for a live on-site broadcast of Fox's new Saturday college football pregame show next weekend before the Buckeyes' highly anticipated clash with the Badgers, Fox Sports announced Friday.
Next week's episode will be the second on-site broadcast for Big Noon Kickoff and the first to originate from a college campus. Last weekend's on-location show from the State Fair of Texas, for the Red River Showdown between Oklahoma and Texas, drew in a season-high 1.684 million viewers for the 11 a.m. hour.
That means next week will also be the first time all season that Meyer will be on campus for an Ohio State football game. While the Buckeyes' former coach still lives in the Columbus area and is an assistant athletic director at Ohio State, his new role with Fox has had him spending his Saturdays in Los Angeles.
Next Saturday's episode of Big Noon Kickoff is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., with kickoff between the Buckeyes and Badgers – both currently 6-0 and ranked among the top six teams in college football – set for noon.
In addition to live analysis from Meyer and Co. from inside the Shoe, next week's episode will also include a feature from Fox Sports reporter Tom Verducci on the Ohio State Marching Band's tradition of dotting the 'i.'