Former Florida coach Urban Meyer and Penn State President Graham Spanier on Saturday both disputed a report that they have spoken about Meyer replacing Joe Paterno as the next head coach.
Speaking briefly with a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter prior to Saturday’s game, Meyer said “there’s no truth to the rumor” that he and Spanier discussed the position earlier this month. On Friday, a web report (read it here) by Ohio State reporter Jeff Rapp cited an anoymous source as saying Meyer, Spanier and Penn State athletic director Tim Curley had a “productive” discussion about the future.
In an email to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Spanier called the report “inaccurate.” Meyer was not otherwise available prior to Penn State’s game Saturday against Iowa, for which he is serving as an ABC analyst. The source for the Ohio web report also cited Meyer’s potential interest in coaching jobs at Ohio State and Texas, should they become available.
Meyer, 47, coached his last college g