It looks like Urban Meyer will still be busy on Saturday afternoons, despite no longer being on the sidelines as Ohio State's head football coach.
According to The Sporting News, Meyer is close to a deal with Fox Sports to become its star college football analyst. The 54-year-old Meyer will reportedly have his choice of being a studio analyst or a color commentator during game broadcasts.
Last December, Meyer announced his retirement as Buckeyes head coach following the Rose Bowl, citing health issues as the primary reason. He finished with an 83-9 record in his seven seasons with Ohio State, including three Big Ten championships and the 2015 College Football Playoff title.
Meyer was suspended for three games at the start of the 2018 season, following an investigation into his handling of accusations of domestic violence made against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith.
A move to television would not be a first for Meyer. After stepping down as head coach at Florida, he spent the 2011 college football season working as an analyst for ESPN before taking the head coaching job at Ohio State.
Meyer would join a number of former Buckeyes at Fox, including Cris Carter, co-host of FS1's "First Things First" morning show, Robert Smith, and ex-Buckeye linebackers Chris Spielman and James Laurinaitis.
"Fox feels like they have enough good (college football) games now to really compete with ESPN," said one source to The Sporting News' Michael McCarthy. "If this comes off, the question is: Does he call games or work the studio?"
WKYC's Ben Axelrod contributed to this report