That didn’t take long.
Through ESPN publicist Mike Humes, Urban Meyer has released a statement this afternoon concerning his coaching future.
Meyer said, "I am committed to ESPN and will not pursue any coaching opportunities this fall. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the people at ESPN this spring and remain very excited about my role with the network this fall.”
"Jim Tressel has been a respected friend and colleague for a long time. I wish Jim and his family the very best now and in the future."
For some reason, we doubt that Mr. Meyer’s statement will kill any and all talk of him coaching the Buckeyes in 2012.
Here is the much awaited reaction from Kirk Herbstreit: