Source: Meyer agrees to OSU job

Meyer accepts in principle to 7-year, $40 million contract, Ping says

ORLANDO, Fla. - Sources told Local 6 that former University of Florida head coach Urban Meyer has agreed in principle to become the next head coach of Ohio State University, and will be introduced in the coming days.

According to Sports Director David Pingalore's sources, Meyer has agreed to a seven-year, $40 million deal.

On Monday, Meyer told the Gainesville Sun that he felt good enough mentally and physically to return to coaching, but there had been no interview with Ohio State.

On Wednesday, Meyer issued a statement to ESPN denying that he has been working on a deal with Ohio State and denying being offered a job from any school.

Sources told Pingalore that Meyer will bring several current UF assistant coaches with him to Columbus, including D.J. Durkin, the Gators' linebackers coach, who will be the OSU defensive coordinate.

Mickey Marotti, the strength coach at UF, will also join Meyer and become OSU's Director of Football Operations, according to sources.

Luke Fickell, who is the interim head coach at OSU, will stay on as an assistant head coach, said sources.

Meyer stepped down as the Gators' head coach in 2010, citing health concerns.

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