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Urban: 'I always ask my coaches for a two year commitment'

The Urban Meyer coaching tree has been well documented. You've got Steve Addazio at Boston College, Dan Mullen at Mississippi State, and Charlie Strong at Louisville...just to name a few.

The staff that he's put together in Columbus combined with their success in year one has, not surprisingly, caught the attention of other programs. However, his staff has remained intact thus far.

Yesterday, Meyer noted that four of his coaches had been approached by other programs, but decided to return and they remain committed to the Buckeyes. As he explains, that staff continuity will play a large role in their success next season.

"We had four guys that had some people trying to discuss different head coaching opportunities for them. I hope that happens for some of them. I'm kind of glad it doesn't happen after just one year."

"After two years, okay...I always ask for a two year commitment. I think that's fair."

That commitment shows the faith that his assistants have in the direction of the program and the way that they're doing things in Columbus, and the sky is the limit moving forward.

Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.