Multiple sources close to the Ohio State University football program are reporting that former Florida Gators' coach Urban Meyer will become the next head coach of the Buckeyes.
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In addition to Meyer's generous compensation package, sources said a major factor in the coach's decision to agree to take the position was the school promising him the budget to assemble what is expected to become one of the highest-paid assistant coaching staffs in the history of college football.
One report states that Meyer will keep current head coach Luke Fickell on as an assistant, and try to add some big names as well, including long time ESPN analyst and former Ohio State quarterback Kirk Herbstreit.
Meyer was reportedly one of two candidates contacted by the Buckeyes during the hiring process. Former NFL coach Jon Gruden was also approached by the school, but declined interest.