Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones says he is not ready for the NFL.

In only his third career start, the 22-year-old third-year sophomore helped the Buckeyes beat Oregon 42-20 on Monday to win the College Football Playoff national championship game.

Jones is eligible for early entry to the NFL draft. The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft is Thursday.

Jones says it is "odd" to be facing this decision and that he still needs to have a conversation for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer about it.

Jones on Tuesday said: "In my personal opinion, I'm not ready for that level yet."

Meyer not eyeing NFL

After winning his third title, Meyer says he has no desire to coach in the NFL.

When asked if he would ever consider moving to the pros Tuesday, Meyer said, "Not right now. I've got a commitment to Ohio State and these players. I love what I'm doing. Not right now."

Meyer has a record of 142-26 in stints at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State. He won two national titles at Florida and, with the victory Monday night, becomes only the second coach to win titles at different schools. The other is Nick Saban.

Championship game viewership increased

The new College Football Playoff succeeded in drawing a larger television audience to the championship game.

Ohio State's 42-20 victory over Oregon on Monday averaged nearly 33.4 million viewers on ESPN. The network said that's up 31 percent from the almost 25.6 million for Florida State's win over Auburn last year in the final title game of the BCS era.

The 18.2 rating Monday was the second highest for a title game, behind the massive 21.7 for the 2006 classic between Texas and Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl.

Badgers finalize their coordinators

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst retained Dave Aranda to run the defense and brought Joe Rudolph back as associate head coach and offensive coordinator. Rudolph, who was a Badgers assistant from 2008-11, also will oversee the offensive line. He was an assistant of Chryst's at Pitt the past three years.


•LSU coach Les Miles hired Alabama linebackers coach Kevin Steele to replace John Chavis, who became Texas A&M's defensive coordinator, as the Tigers' defensive coordinator.

•Notre Dame left tackle Ronnie Stanley will return to school next season rather than enter the NFL draft.

•Oklahoma announced 64-year-old assistant head coach Bobby Jack Wright has retired.