COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer shot down a report that defensive coordinator Luke Fickell interviewed for the head job at Florida Atlantic.
"He did not interview," Meyer said after practice Wednesday night. "He better not have."
Meyer said he was not contacted by FAU and that there is "absolutely no interviewing going on" with his assistants during the regular season.
Fickell is apparently Florida Atlantic’s top target to fill its coaching vacancy, with the South Florida Sun Sentinel reporting that FAU athletic director and former OSU staffer Pat Chun flew to Columbus to interview him Tuesday.
Owls coach Carl Pelini resigned last month after he was spotted allegedly using cocaine and marijuana. Fickell went 6-7 as the Buckeyes’ interim coach in 2011 and is in his second year as Meyer’s defensive coordinator.
— David Briggs