College Football Analyst Says There’s ‘No Doubt’ Urban Meyer Will Return To Coaching

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At least one college football analyst thinks it’s inevitable that Urban Meyer returns to coaching.

The three-time national champion went down in flames after less than a single season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he hasn’t coached a game since he was fired. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Well, Josh Pate thinks the former Ohio State and Florida coach will eventually make a return to the sidelines.

Pate said the following in part during a recent episode of “The Late Kick,” according to 247Sports:

There is no doubt in my mind — there is no fence-riding here — there is no doubt in my mind that Urban Meyer will be a college coach again one day. I don’t know what year that is, but it’s not too far away. This guy is not complete without football. Urban Meyer, as long as he has been drawing breath on this Earth, he’s been involved with this game in some way. He has coached for years, and years and years now. He is only in his late-50s. Legacy means a lot to guys like this. If anyone in their right mind thinks the last thing Urban Meyer is going to let you remember about him is whatever we call what happened in Jacksonville last year, you’re crazy.

I’ve actually been on a similar wavelength as Pate ever since Meyer got canned down in Jacksonville. I don’t believe Meyer has totally ruled out a return to coaching.

His time in the NFL might have been an unmitigated disaster, but there’s no question that he is a genius when it comes to winning at the college level.

He’s been dominant everywhere he’s been and he brought Ohio State back to life in his first season with the Buckeyes! In year two, he won a national title with OSU.

Any program outside the likes of Alabama, Georgia or Clemson that says they wouldn’t take him with open arms is a liar. You just have to be willing to stomach Meyer being the face of the program and the wins will follow.

So, as a betting man, I’d bet there’s a surprisingly high chance Meyer eventually snags another head coaching gig at the college level.