Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer joining Fox’s studio team

Former coach Urban Meyer joining Fox’s college football studio team

Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer joining Fox’s studio team

Fox announced on Monday, March 11, 2019 that they have hired the former Ohio State coach as one of the analysts for its retooled college football pregame show.

Meyer and Bush will join Bush's former USC teammate and fellow Heisman victor Matt Leinart, ex-Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn and host Rob Stone for the show that will air at 11 a.m.

Quinn has been a game analyst on Fox since 2014. In three seasons, he was twice named a consensus All-American and the Pac-10 Player of the Year, and following the 2005 season, in which he averaged an impressive 8.7 yards per carry, he was named the Associated Press College Football Player of the Year and won the Walter Camp and Doak Walker awards. He announced his retirement from coaching in December, citing health issues. He began the season by serving a three-game suspension after reports surfaced that Meyer knew about allegations of domestic abuse by former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, who was sacked before the 2018 season began when the allegations surfaced publicly.

Bush, 34, won the 2005 Heisman Trophy, but later had to forfeit it after an NCAA investigation into his family's dealings with an agent. Bush has done fairly well on the NFL Network, but it seems like this is more of a last-ditch effort to stay completely relevant.

A multi-sport star for FOX Sports, Stone anchors the network's college football, college basketball and soccer studio coverage and is the lead play-by-play voice of the Go Bowling!

"GameDay" is considered one of the great pregame shows of all time and is famous for its on-campus experiences.

According to Marchand, the show will mostly emanate from Fox's Los Angeles studio, but will also travel from time to time to be at the site of big games that will be shown on Fox that Saturday.

Over the years, ESPN's "GameDay" has largely gone unchallenged, as other networks have passed on trying to follow the NFL Sunday pregame model.

ESPN's "College GameDay" will have some competition next season. Leinart is a former Heisman-winning quarterback that had worked with Stone on FS1's pregame show, while Quinn was in the booth broadcasting games before this season. He will also continue with the Big Ten Network.

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