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Urban Meyer

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Just Announced! Urban Meyer is now the head coach for THE Ohio State Buckeyes!

Urban Meyer is best known for coaching the Florida Gators to two BCS National Championship Game victories. He currently serves as college football game and studio analyst for ESPN. Named Sporting News and Sports Illustrated "Coach of the Decade" in December of 2009, Meyer was the first coach ever to win two BCS National Championships and he is one of only two coaches in the history of the SEC to win two outright National Titles.

In his six seasons at Florida, Meyer guided the Gators to a pair of national championships, two Southeastern Conference Championships, three SEC Eastern Division crowns and six-straight January bowl games, including three BCS bowl games. His .813 winning percentage (65-15) is the second-best in school history and his .750 winning percentage (36-12) in SEC play is within the top five in league history among head coaches who spent five or more years in the conference.

Prior to his tenure at Florida, Meyer coached two seasons for the Utah Utes where he earned multiple National Coach of the Year honors in 2004 after leading Utah to a perfect 12-0 season, the school's first in 75 years. With its post-season bid to the Fiesta Bowl, Utah made history by becoming the first school from a non-Bowl Championship Series conference to earn a berth in a BCS Bowl.

Meyer began his head coaching career at Bowling Green in 2001, where he led the Falcons to their highest national ranking in school history. Bowling Green spent five weeks in the national polls and finished third in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 40.8 points per game.

A 13th-round pick in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft in 1982, Meyer played two years in the Atlanta Braves' organization. He played as a defensive back at the University of Cincinnati before earning his degree in psychology in 1986. He went on to earn a master's degree in sports administration from Ohio State in 1988.