Urban Meyer to Ohio State Rumors: Will Ex-Florida Coach Take over in Columbus?

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIINovember 18, 2011

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 13:  Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer  during a game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The rumors have been swirling for quite some time now, and now the talk of Urban Meyer heading to Columbus is starting to really heat up.

SportsByBrooks has reported that Meyer has worked out a deal with the Buckeyes and has been confirmed by many sources close to the program.

"The deal between Meyer and Ohio State was consumated in principle earlier this week in Columbus but not signed. It includes a multi-year contract that will make Meyer once again one of college football’s highest paid coaches."

Although the news is exciting for Buckeyes fans, it isn't set in stone just yet.

Pat Dooley just tweeted in response to the news.

"I can only tell you what Urban just texted me back about rumor that he has accepted job at Ohio State -- "No truth to it.""

Right now there is nothing but rumors and speculation.

Although the scandal that led to the release of Jim Tressel at Ohio State has been forgotten by many after the news of the Penn State scandal, there still is a possibility that the NCAA could come down on the program.

If that is the case, Meyer may not want to commit to Ohio State.

He is a winning college coach with an unbelievable resume. Why would he come to a school in the midst of a crisis that could leave them with less scholarships or a ban from post season play?

Meyer already put to rest the rumors about any possibility of him heading to Happy Valley to take over at Penn State.

One would think that if he didn't want to step into one program in turmoil he wouldn't go to another.

Meyer does have a history at Ohio State. He coached there in 1986 and 1987 to kick off his college coaching career.

It just doesn't seem likely that there will be any word on who the coach for the Buckeyes will be next season until the NCAA announces their findings.