Urban Meyer: Fickell “better not have” interviewed with FAU


With a job opening available at Florida Atlantic, reports had surfaced that Ohio State assistant coach and one-time interim head coach Luke Fickell had interviewed for the job. If that is the case, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is not exactly happy about it.

“He did not interview,” Meyer said after practice Wednesday evening, according to The Toledo Blade. “He better not have.”

Meyer said he had not been contacted by Florida Atlantic about interviewing any of his assistants and says there is no interviewing for assistants during the regular season. It was reported on Tuesday Fickell had been interviewed by FAU athletic director Pat Chun, who had flown to Columbus, Ohio to do the interview in person.

Ohio State is off this week, so the timing of an assistant interviewing for a job opening seems to make sense, but that appears to not be cool with Meyer.