In the coming weeks once the 2019 campaign concludes, the Redskins will likely hire a new head coach, as interim coach Bill Callahan almost certainly won't be retained.
One of the names that many Redskins fans would like to be the next man in charge is former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer. That momentum picked up significantly on Sunday when Meyer was in attendance for the Redskins contest against the Eagles and was sitting in Redskins owner Dan Snyder's box.
But if anyone thinks Meyer's surprise appearance at FedEx Field on Sunday is foreshadowing for his future job status, think again.
According to Fox News' Brit Hume, Meyer was in town for a Christmas party at the White House after attending the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia on Saturday, just two hours north of Washington, D.C. Additionally, Meyer told Hume that he "thinks [he's] done coaching," and that he knew his presence in Landover would create speculation.
To add on to Hume's report, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said that Meyer is "extremely happy where he is right now," referring to his current job as a TV analyst, rather than a head coach.
Meyer has several connections to current Redskins. Rookies Dwayne Haskins and Terry McLaurin, two pieces the Redskins expect to have a significant impact on the future of the franchise, played under Meyer at Ohio State.
McLaurin told reporters after the game that he invited Meyer to support him and Haskins. He immediately shot down rumors that Meyer's appearance at FedEx Field had anything to do with coaching.
“He was my guest,” McLaurin said on Sunday. “It was good to see him again, good to talk to him, surpasses football. Has nothing to do with his coaching status.”
The connections between Meyer and the Redskins don't stop there, as quarterback Alex Smith was also an Urban product when Meyer was the head coach of Utah.
While reports suggest Meyer is unlikely to return to coaching, nothing is ever set in stone. Remember, Meyer retired from coaching following the 2010 season at Florida, only to accept the Ohio State job just two years later.
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