"I've found that it is possible to have balance between your job and your family, that there are coaches out there who are doing it," he said, according to the Sun.
"I love football," he added, according to the Sun. "It's what I am. I miss it."
It'll bring into legitimate question Meyer's sincerity about the reasons he cited for quitting his Florida gig after last season. He mentioned concerns about his health and a desire to spend more time with his wife and children, remember? But if he lands with the Buckeyes only a year later - even though he'd be an Ashtabula-born boy going home to fulfill a career dream - Meyer still will come off as more manipulative than honest regarding how he ended things with the Gators.
In my opinion, Meyer goes to Ohio. A 47 year old coach who says he "love(s) football" doesn't turn down his dream job no matter what the circumstances.
Buckeye fans think Fickle should be the coach-in-waiting but I think Meyer will bring in his own people. I suppose it's possible Meyer is interested in Fickle but I doubt it. In my opinion, Gene Smith will likely 'retire' after the NCAA sanctions are announced. If that's the case a clean slate is probalby the best thing for Meyer. New coaches are certainly part of that.