Urban Meyer beat COVID-19.
The former Buckeye head coach revealed on Wednesday that he tested positive for the virus last week, but was free of major symptoms and has since recovered and will return to work this week.
All five members on-air members of Fox's Big Noon Kickoff pregame show crew – Meyer, Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush, Brady Quinn and Rob Stone – were pulled from the air last week due to COVID-19 protocols and what Fox called an "abundance of caution."
Fox did not reveal if any members of the crew had tested positive, but Meyer told 10TV on Wednesday that his positive test was the reason the crew was pulled from the show last week.
"I've just recently gotten over it," Meyer told 10TV. "I was relatively symptom-free. I tested positive and that's why we didn't do the Big Noon Kickoff last week. And the good thing is none of my partners and teammates had it, and we're going to be back at it this weekend."
Meyer indicated that the Big Noon Kickoff crew will return to the air this week, ahead of a college football slate that's already seen five games postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, including Ohio State's road trip to Maryland.
"It's the real deal," Meyer said of the virus. "I've dealt with it. my daughter dealt with it, and it's just something we've got to be aware of."