Buckeyes to Bowl With Meyer's Former Team


AP Sports Writer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Urban Meyer's former and future teams

will play in the Gator Bowl.

Florida (6-6) and Ohio State (6-6) have been chosen to meet in

the Jan. 2 game in Jacksonville, a marquee matchup between

once-proud programs that slipped significantly this season.

Meyer's hiring earlier in the week in Columbus makes the game

even more intriguing.

Meyer won two national titles in six years with the Gators. He

left Gainesville after last season, citing health concerns and a

desire to spend more time with his family, and became a college

football analyst for ESPN. He walked away from the network last

weekend and was officially introduced Monday.

Interim coach Luke Fickell, who took over when Jim Tressel was

forced out for breaking NCAA rules, will lead the Buckeyes through

the bowl.

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