Chat Sports is reporting that the Cleveland Browns are ready to make Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer an offer he almost won’t be able to refuse.
Following numerous conversations exclusive to Chat Sports over the last month with several of our most trusted sources, we have learned that the Cleveland Browns have plans to fire head coach Mike Pettine and offer Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer the largest coaching contract in NFL history. The contract would also likely include an option for a small equity ownership in the Browns’ organization. The sources are close to Browns ownership and have ties to several Big Ten athletic departments.
Meyer has already come out and claimed that he doesn’t plan on leaving Ohio State.
Ohio State’s Urban Meyer @OSUCoachMeyer said through school spokesman this a.m. he has no interest in any job other than coaching Buckeyes.
— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) December 5, 2015
Meyer statement to Dispatch via school spokesman was to refute report that Browns are coming after Meyer with mega deal. — Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) December 5, 2015
I wouldn’t expect Meyer to come out and say he’s thinking about leaving the Buckeyes, so I honestly don’t believe him. But that doesn’t mean he’s leaving for the Browns either.