Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk writes Ohio State HC Urban Meyer should get consideration for some of the head-coaching vacancies in the NFL.
Meyer has now won three national championships with the universities of Florida and Ohio State to go along with a winning percentage of 84.5.
Smith mentions that the lure of adding a Super Bowl title to his list of accomplishments could be enticing for a coach who has accomplished everything at the college level.
Following Monday night’s championship game, both Oregon QB Marcus Mariota and OSU QB Cardale Jones said that they are still undecided about leaving for the NFL.
“I’m sure it will weigh in a little bit, but there’s a lot of other things that have to play into that decision,” Mariota said, via ESPN.com. “There’s starting grad school, coming back for another year to improve, there’s a lot of other things that could bring me back. It’s just not specifically this loss.”
“It’s up in the air, sort of, because my No. 1 priority is graduating from Ohio State University and walking away with something that no one can take away from me,” Jones said.
Joel Corry of CBS Sports believes Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin will likely receive an annual salary of close to $10 million and at least $20 million guaranteed in his next contract.
“He’s a $10 million per year receiver based on what he did,” said Corry, via PhillyMag.com. “You want to say his numbers are inflated by the system? Yeah, you could say that to a degree. But what can drive it more than anything else, and I can’t stress this enough, is having a viable alternative.”
Corry mentions that the Eagles will need to be careful with how they approach discussions with Maclin as he could have a serious suitor in the Chiefs if he were allowed to test the open market.
“I think Philadelphia needs to be very careful about how they play this whole Maclin situation, knowing that there is someone that is very familiar with him that desperately needs a receiver,” said Corry. “They could be willing to pay him.”
- Mike Jurecki is hearing that Todd Bowles would like to take LBs coach Mike Caldwell with him as his defensive coordinator if he gets a head-coaching job.
- Bowles has follow up interview scheduled with the Jets and Falcons.