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Report: OSU coach Urban Meyer reaches out to LeBron James

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Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer said he texted LeBron James after the star announced on Friday his decision to return to Cleveland this season, Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com, reported.

Meyer reached out to James afterthe star revealed through an essay he penned for SI.com that he is leaving the Miami Heat after four years and is "coming home."

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Meyer, 50, who was born in Ohio, said his door is always open for James. He added that he could "probably" figure out a situation where the four-time NBA MVP could catch a pass, too:

"When I heard the news, I was like, ‘They’re going to shut down the whole state. I’m really happy for Northeast Ohio. Now we’ve got to go get a championship...He's got an open door. If he wants to catch a pass, we can probably figure that out, too."

Meyer also tweeted his "welcome home" message to James. The OSU coach had offered James a scholarship to play at Notre Dame when he was an assistant with the Fightin' Irish from 1996-2000. James had said in the past that if he didn't skip college to go to the NBA and had pursued football, he would've played for the Buckeyes. 

Marc Weinreich  

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