Urban Meyer is a huge get for FOX Sports foray into college football. The former Ohio State coach has joined the network according to multiple reports. Meyer will be a part of a new Saturday morning pregame show which will compete head-to-head with ESPN’s College GameDay.
FOX has gradually increased its coverage in recent years. Beginning with Saturday weekly games in 2012.
Meyer was a strong product at ESPN before leaving to coach at Ohio State, and most would assume that ESPN would be the first choice. But according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, the boys out west put on an all-out blitz to get Meyer.
Per Marchand, “Fox has signed what it feels, as one source put it, is a “Mount Rushmore of college football over the last 15 years,” for its new, yet-to-be-named Saturday morning pregame show that will air on network TV.
Sources say Fox has hired former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and one of the greatest running backs in the college game’s history, Reggie Bush, for its new team.”