Urban Meyer Reveals 1 Job That He Would Never Take

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer wearing a headset during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks on the sideline during the second half of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Urban Meyer is retiring as the head football coach at Ohio State, the school announced on Tuesday morning. Meyer, who took over the program in 2012, will be stepping down following the Buckeyes’ Rose Bowl game.What’s next for Meyer?The head coach is only 54 years old and while health problems and a wanting to spend more time with his family are prompting him to step down, it wouldn’t be surprising if he ends up coaching again.Meyer has already revealed one job he will not be taking, though.That gig: NFL head coach.Meyer explained to Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel that he could never be an NFL head coach.From the report:For all the Packers fans tweeting about Meyer going there, don’t bother. He said he could never work in the NFL, as his extreme tendencies wouldn’t mesh with a job where losing four times a season is celebrated as a success. Meyer went 54-4 in Big Ten play during his seven seasons at Ohio State.“I could never work at a place … I see some of these guys’ records because the NFL is so even,” he said. “Some of these guys, their record is 74-58. I could never do that.”That’s because there’s been one singular Meyer motivator. When asked what he’ll miss most aside from his players, Meyer answered without hesitation: “Winning.” His tone hinted at the question being insulting. “I could say the preparation. Yeah! Sitting in there 12 hours a day and trying to figure out a way to gain four yards,” he said. “Yeah, sure. I could say traveling all over the country and eating chicken sandwiches recruiting. Sure! That’s part of the process. For what? The ultimate prize for all that work is winning.”Sorry, NFL fans, but that makes sense. It is tough to envision Meyer at the professional level.It’s not too tough, though, to imagine him coaching at Notre Dame…last_img