When USC fired head coach Clay Helton earlier this week, there was immediate speculation that the university could target Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer to run its program.
But according to Meyer himself, USC should look elsewhere.
Meyer’s press conference on Wednesday opened with a reporter offering the head coach the chance to shoot down the USC rumors, and Meyer chose to do so.
“There’s no chance,” Meyer said. “I’m here and committed to trying to build an organization.”
Until Meyer becomes a consistent winner in the NFL – and maybe even past that point – Meyer’s name will be brought up when there is a significant opening at the college level. He is one of the best collegiate coaches ever, having won three national championships, three major ten titles and a few SEC titles.
And while it’s appropriate to take Meyer at his word – especially since it’s September 15th of his first season – things can always change.
Just ask Nick Saban.