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.
A blog operated by Jeff Rapp, a veteran Ohio State beat writer, posted an item Friday saying that Penn State officials talked to Meyer when he was in Happy Valley to do a pre-season interview for ESPN, and contacted him again last month.
The report, which quoted a source close to Meyer, was described as “inaccurate” Friday by Penn State president Graham Spanier.