Conversely, life isn't that great for Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis right now. His team is playing in something called the Hawaii Bowl, his job security is tenuous at best and he's not too popular with Irish faithful right now.
All of these makes Meyer's comments regarding the Notre Dame coaching position all the more awkward. Well, maybe not awkward, but perhaps cringe-inducing?
Clearly, Meyer has made his intentions known and it's really not much of a story." Four years after spurning Notre Dame to take over the Florida Gators program, Coach Urban Meyer called the Fighting Irish "still my dream job; that hasn't changed" on a South Florida radio show on Wednesday.
Notre Dame doesn't have a coaching vacancy, and the Gators are less than a month from playing for a second national title under Meyer.
"Once my kids are done, maybe some day I'll go coach there," Meyer told 560 WQAM. "I don't know that. That's way down the road. Being a father and being able to recruit the best athletes in America within a 5-hour radius of my home, that's why I came to Florida. I thought we could have a great chance at success."
At least for now.
But if you're a Notre Dame fan, you probably can't help but wonder if things would be different had the Irish landed Meyer.
Would the Irish be suffering through 6-6 seasons and embarrassing losses to Syracuse if Meyer was at the helm in South Bend? Or would the Irish be significantly better?