Urban Meyer says he’ll return in 2019 during his weekly presser

You’ve probably heard the noise. It’s been on ESPN. It’s been brought up on our own radio shows. Me personally, I’ve had opinions on it. I’m talking about Urban Meyer’s future as a coach and more importantly his future as Ohio State’s head coach. Everyone wants to know what the investigation and now this sluggish (as crazy as that sounds) season has done to his aspirations to keep going strong.

“I plan on coaching,” Urban said when asked about the speculation by Dave Biddle (also co-hosts the Fantasy Football Show Sundays from 11-1pm on The Fan).

When pressed on if he’ll for sure be back next year at Ohio State Urban replied, “Yes.”

The Buckeyes meanwhile will see if their bye week accomplished anything when they suit up in all black Saturday at noon against visiting Nebraska.

Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez already set the school’s freshman passing record for yards in a season, passing Taylor Martinez’ 2010 mark.

“Elite guy. He’s a dual guy that can run and pass and he’s doing a really great job. Over the last two games he’s doing a great job.” And when asked what the biggest challenges will be facing Nebraska’s offense are, he couldn’t wait to bring up one of his favorite names.

“That was the JT Barrett era where you have the dual threat responsibility. He’s reading a backer, if not throwing the ball, or a Q Run. Those are tough things to defend,” Meyer said of Martinez.

At the opening of our coverage of the press conference Urban is talking about players that have jumped off the page with their improvements from where they were in the spring or summer. He mentioned Bin Victor, Thayer Munford and Pete Werner.

Take a listen to the 14 minute press conference below for more, and I’ll point you specifically to the 8 minute mark where Doug Lesmerises asks more from Urban about the wear and tear of this year.