Do Urban Meyer's words leave wiggle room?

Tue, Dec 1
3:10
PM ET

To the stunned surprise of absolutely no one, Charlie Weis reportedly has been jettisoned from South Bend, leaving Notre Dame to look for a new football coach -- a search that can't possibly end with Florida's Urban Meyer.

Er, right?

Meyer is a former Fighting Irish assistant. He once called Notre Dame his "dream job." Despite its recent pigskin ineptitude, the school retains both national cachet and its own freaking television network. But never mind all that. Addressing speculation that he may supplant Weis, Meyer told reporters last week that he's "going to be the coach at Florida as long at they'll have me." Which could mean the two-time national championship winner isn't going anywhere. Unless it means Meyer won't be wanted by the Gators after he signs a contract to coach the Fighting Irish.

Ah, semantics.

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