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Inquirer: Urban Meyer Denies Reports Of Talks With Penn State

Friday night, Ohio State beat writer Jeff Rapp reported on his blog, Sports Rapp Up, that Urban Meyer discussed succeeding Joe Paterno as Penn State's football coach in September.

Meyer sang a different tune to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Joe Juliano early Saturday, however.

Former Florida head coach Urban Meyer said Saturday there is "no truth" to a report that he had spoken with Penn State officials to gauge his interest in succeeding Joe Paterno when Paterno retires.

Approached in the parking lot at Beaver Stadium, where he is part of the ABC/ESPN broadcast team for Saturday’s game between the Nittany Lions and Iowa, Meyer said, "I’m not going to say anything. There’s no truth to" the report.

 

Make no mistake, though, Penn State fans and media will be talking about this for a while to come regardless of what Meyer says. His credentials are simply too good for folks to desire anyone else as Paterno's successor. It'll be interesting to see if anyone asks Paterno about this report postgame. If they do, you'll find Paterno's answer here at SB Nation Pittsburgh as yours truly reports live from Beaver Stadium. 

Stay tuned.

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