Amid rumors and reports of Urban Meyer accepting the head coaching position with Ohio State, ESPN has decided to pull Urban Meyer off the broadcast of the upcoming Ohio State-Michigan game.
Doug Lesmerises of The Plain Dealer reported that Urban Meyer will not be present for ESPN/ABC’s broadcast of the game.
The former Florida coach creating a lot of OSU talk in recent days won’t broadcast the Ohio State-Michigan game for ESPN/ABC on Saturday, though his regular broadcasting partners Dave Pasch and Chris Spielman will be on the call. Meyer did help broadcast the Buckeyes’ opener this season against Akron.
His regular broadcast partners will be there, but Meyer will be absent? At this point, no amount of denials coming from Meyer will slow down the rumors. It sounds like Meyer and ESPN know more about the situation than they have led on.
So where will Meyer be on Saturday if not in Ann Arbor for the game?
“We felt the studio in Bristol was the best place for him given the many storylines and top matchups going on in college football this weekend,” ESPN said in a statement.
Perhaps one of those storylines will be an announcement confirming the reports that pushed him out of the booth for the game.