It appears Urban Meyer won’t return to the coaching sidelines in 2011.
The former University of Florida coach will join ESPN as a college football analyst. Meyer will make his debut on Wednesday during ESPNU’s 10-hour National Signing Day Special.
During the season, Meyer will work a weekly regular-season game and select bowl games. Along with his work in the booth, the 46-year-old will provide studio analysis on College Football Live, College GameDay, the NFL Draft and spring games. Meyer will also make weekly appearances on ESPN Radio.
Meyer announced on Dec. 8 that he was stepping down as coach, citing his family and health.
“Football has played an extremely important role in my life for the past 25 years and ESPN has given me an incredible opportunity to join its world-class team and share my passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm for the game with fans across the country,” Meyer said.