Gene Smith the current Ohio State Atheltic Director is on the list as a potential candidate at Southern California according to Dan Patrick on his radio show Friday. Which, as Patrick speculated, would immediately bring into play Smith’s former football coach the current FOX College Football analyst Urban Meyer.
As far as a return to coaching, most recently Meyer has said he’s not there right now but that his feelings could change in a year or two. Which could easily be interpreted as saying, if the right job came along he would be interested.
Meyer in Los Angeles, the pressure is there baby, but then again it’s not. It’s not concentrated as it is is in central Florida or central Ohio where the economy, the focus, the air breathes and dies with Gator and Buckeye football. Make no mistake about it, USC football is not UCLA football, it’s not a mere sideshow in La La land, but it’s not the same microscope.
Meyer could win at USC.
But here’s why it won’t happen.
Meyer’s stress level as a football analyst is next to nill. He’s got a big barrier between him and his enemies-it’s called a TV network which simply doesn’t care. Public universities are held to different standards then entertainment organizations. Urban can and will have a comfortable life as a college football analyst.
Urban Meyer is not a stranger to the west, having led Utah football to heights unknown before his Florida gig. Recruiting is his specialty.
Urban could rock USC, but it probably won’t happen.