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Meyer confirms he had COVID-19, will return this week

Fox Sports analyst and former coach Urban Meyer on Thursday confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19 but will return to the airwaves this week.

Meyer made the comments during an interview with Columbus, Ohio, TV station WBNS.

“I’ve just recently gotten over it. I was relatively symptom-free, I tested positive and that’s why we couldn’t do Big Noon Kickoff last week,” Meyer told the station. “The good news is none of my partners and teammates had it, and we’re going to be back at it this weekend.”

Meyer and the entire Fox Sports college football pregame show crew – Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush, Brady Quinn, host Rob Stone – were held out of last week’s broadcast due to COVID concerns.

They were replaced by host Charissa Thompson along with analysts Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Emmanuel Acho.

Meyer owns a 187-32 career record and three national championships in 17 seasons at Ohio State (2012-18), Florida (2005-10), Utah (2003-04) and Bowling Green (2001-02). He won two titles with the Gators (2006, 2008) and one with the Buckeyes (2014).

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