With the recent firing of Scott Frost after the Cornhusker’s embarrassing loss to the Georgia Southern Eagles, the flagship athletic program for the university is without a tenured head coach to lead the ship. Associate Head Coach Mickey Joseph has taken over as the Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the season. However, fans of the university, as you can see below, have already been chanting for Urban Meyer to grace their program with another chance to dominate the realm of college football.
According to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, Nebraska has reportingly reached out to Meyer about the head coaching vacancy. But, the plot thickens. Per Pete Thamel’s source, there is supposedly no contact between the university and Meyer at this time.
There’s been no contact between Nebraksa and Urban Meyer. He’s expected to remain at FOX and not pursue coaching opportunities.Pete Thamel via Twitter
Urban Meyer Eventful Career in College and NFL
Now that we are caught up to speed on the current hiring saga for the Cornhuskers, let me explain why Urban Meyer isn’t the right fit for the program. Firstly, if you don’t recall, his tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars was embroiled in controversy and scandal. He did not even last a calendar year, nor a full season there. Allegedly, it was one of the most ‘”toxic environments'” ever conjured by some reports. It does not seem prudent for the university to hire a candidate with recent controversy on their resume.
Additionally, Meyer previously left the sport on his accord on two separate occasions. The first was cited as stress-related issues and the second was due to other health-related issues. The full quote can be seen below:
“That’s everybody’s dream. That’s what happened at Ohio State. At Ohio State, I didn’t have stress-related issues. I had some health-related issues—the Arachnoid [brain] cyst issue I had dealt with. I had surgery in ’14 and some stuff. I worked through that pretty well.”Urban Meyer via The Peter King Podcast
Not The Best Fit
In conclusion, Urban Meyer is simply not the right candidate for the win-starved Cornhuskers. Now, this is in no way shape, or form slander on Meyer for citing health issues to his previous retirements. But rather, an open discussion addressing the fact his previous issues are valid, and for his safety, he and fans alike should enjoy his time in the broadcasting booth. The job at Nebraska would have stress engrained with the position, it is intrinsic to playing in one of the toughest conferences in college football, The Big 10. Additionally, given his most recent outing as a head coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars, he only proved his retirements were justified from a performance standard as well. The toxic environment he created should not be tolerated in Lincoln.
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