Once all the smoke clears and Ohio State knows its punishment, it is clear that it will be looking for a new coach. It will parade its administration up front to let the media know that this coaching search will be open to all candidates and that Ohio State will be taking its time to find the right coach to lead Ohio State football.
Does anyone believe this? Neither do I.
The name at the top of the Buckeyes' list, and rightfully so, is Urban Meyer. In a matter of one decade, Meyer has catapulted himself into the debate about greatest college football coaches of this generation.
He went from a relatively unknown first-year head coach at Bowling Green to the express lane to Utah and then eventually Florida, culminating in two national championships in six years at the Gators' helm. There are fantastic head coaches (Steve Spurrier and Bob Stoops) who have yet to win their second national championship in their coaching careers.
It makes sense that Ohio State hires Urban Meyer, and Meyer should take the job. The following list outlines why it is in Meyer's best interest to take the OSU job once it is offered, because we know it will be offered.