Urban Meyer isn’t heading to Columbus to coach Ohio State, at least not now. WKMG was the first to report that Meyer had agreed to a 7 year/$40 million contract with the Buckeyes.
So this means one of three things — Urban will join Ohio State later on, he has been in talks but won’t take the job, or he hasn’t been in any kind of discussions like he says. And if by chance Urban is being truthful, it also means that David Pingalore’s sources are spitting pure bullshit.
The story is too big for sources to miss this bad.
And what about the assistant coaches? How awkward is it for Durkin and Mariotti, two of the coaches that are supposedly going to join Urban in Columbus? Their phones and inboxes must be blowing up. How are the sources so aware of these details when they can’t even get the main story right?
Perhaps the gem is found in the student newspaper: “An OSU spokesman on Wednesday did not deny that Meyer will be the Buckeyes next coach.”
“We have not been commenting on rumors and speculation,” university spokesman Jim Lynch said in an email to The Lantern.
Here’s a hint: Go get the actual story from football sources and don’t rely on a university spokesman who probably has no insight into the situation to begin with.
This whole situation…what a disaster all around.