Urban Meyer says there is no deal to coach Ohio State

In this Jan. 1 photo, Florida head coach Urban Meyer puts his arm around his wife Shelley after Florida defeated Penn State 37-24 in the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game, in Tampa, Fla. Former Florida coach Meyer continues to deny reports that he will be the next coach at Ohio State.



Despite numerous reports saying he’s all but set to become Ohio State’s next football coach, Urban Meyer said Wednesday that is not the case.

“I have not been offered any job nor is there a deal in place,” the former Florida coach said in a statement released through ESPN, where he is a college football analyst. Meyer said he would have no further comment.

PENN STATE: One of the two new allegations of child sexual abuse against former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was made by a family member, Sandusky’s attorney Joe Amendola said, according to The Patriot-News of Harrisburg.

Amendola said the incident is alleged to have occurred before Sandusky was arrested earlier this month on charges he molested eight boys over a 15-year period, but was not brought to the attention of authorities until after Sandusky was charged, according to the report.


HAWAII: Coach Greg Mc­Mackin says he won’t discuss point-shaving allegations.

He spoke to reporters after Wednesday’s practice only to say he’s directing questions to university spokeswoman Lynne Waters.

The university received an anonymous letter Nov. 3 accusing unnamed players of intentionally playing poorly to affect the final score as part of a gambling scheme.


GEORGIA: The availability of running backs Isaiah Crowell (ankle) and Carlton Thomas (suspension) are unclear. Coach Mark Richt said Crowell is still dealing with a sprained left ankle while Thomas’ status was remains in doubt.