Urban Meyer met with Arizona's athletic director, Greg Byrne, in Miami early last week to discuss the Wildcats' job, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting, but Meyer decided he was not interested, The New York Times reported. The person said that Meyer, who has expressed his desire to return to coaching, was intrigued but informed Byrne in a telephone call on Monday night that he was not going to pursue the job.

Urban Meyer met with Arizona's athletic director, Greg Byrne, in Miami early last week to discuss the Wildcats' job, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting, but Meyer decided he was not interested, The New York Times reported. The person said that Meyer, who has expressed his desire to return to coaching, was intrigued but informed Byrne in a telephone call on Monday night that he was not going to pursue the job.

Meyer won two national championships at Florida and compiled a 65-15 record in six years with the Gators before stepping down last year to spend more time with his family. He has worked as a commentator for ESPN this season.

The Arizona job has been open since early October when Byrne fired Mike Stoops after a 1-5 start.

• Ron Zook opened his weekly news conference by warning reporters he would walk out if they asked about his job security. He ended it by keeping his word.

The Illini have lost four straight games after their 6-0 start.

After about 20 minutes of questions, a reporter asked Zook if he had counseled his players on fielding questions about his situation and preventing them from becoming a distraction.

"You just couldn't let it go, could you?" Zook asked the reporter before walking away with a wave.