After once proclaiming it his “dream job,” Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer now says that if it were up to him, he wouldn’t ever leave Gainesville for South Bend to take over as head coach of Notre Dame.
With Charlie Weis‘ future as Notre Dame’s head coach in jeopardy, Meyer’s name surfaced as a potential replacement for the 2010 season. Meyer was an assistant coach at Notre Dame from 1996-2000 under Lou Holtz before leaving to turn around the Bowling Green program in 2001.
“I’m ready to dispel it,” Meyer told the Associated Press in regards to rumors that he’d consider leaving Florida for Notre Dame. “I’m going to be the coach at Florida as
long as they’ll have me. So I want to make that clear.”
Meyer was Notre Dame’s No. 1 choice to replace Ty Willingham in 2004 but he chose to take over at Florida instead, later acknowledging that being the head coach of the Fighting Irish would be his “dream job.”