The LSU head coaching vacancy is among the most attractive in college football, but Ohio State’s Urban Meyer insisted Tuesday he isn’t in the running.
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Meyer Comments on LSU Opening
Tuesday, Sept. 27
According to ESPN.com’s Austin Ward, Meyer said the following regarding where he stands with regard to the Tigers’ search for a new head coach after Les Miles‘ firing Sunday: “No, I have not been contacted. I’m going to be the coach at Ohio State.”
Ed Orgeron is currently serving as LSU’s interim head coach until a more permanent option is found.
Meyer has served as the Buckeyes’ head coach since 2012, posting a remarkable record of 53-4. He led OSU to a national title at the conclusion of the 2014 season, and the team went 12-1 to go along with a Fiesta Bowl win last year.
Ohio State is off to a 3-0 start and looks very much like a College Football Playoff contender, while LSU is 2-2 due primarily to offensive problems centered on the quarterback.
Meyer has a history of success in the SEC, going 65-15 in six seasons with Florida and winning two national championships, but Ohio State appears to be a far more desirable job.
The Tigers shouldn’t have much trouble attracting big names despite their struggles this season, but Meyer has little incentive to make the leap.
LSU’s interest is understandable since Meyer has a combined record of 39-8 in his first season as the head coach at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State, which means a quick turnaround at LSU would be likely.
With the embarrassment of riches Meyer has on his roster at Ohio State, though, it would be difficult to view a move to LSU as a step up.
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