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OSU announces Meyer hiring; Fickell to stay on staff

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Following up on one of the worst-kept secrets in college football, and ahead of his scheduled introductory press conference, Ohio State issued a press release officially naming Urban Meyer as its next head coach.

Meyer, whose first coaching job was as a grad assistant with the Buckeyes, becomes the 24th head coach in the history of Ohio State football.

“I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to return to Ohio State,” said Meyer in a statement.  “This University and the State of Ohio have enormous meaning to me.  My duty is to ensure that Ohio State’s football program reflects and enhances the academic mission of the institution.  I am part of it, I believe in it, and I will live it.”

Contrary to rumors of a seven-year, $35-$40 million contract, OSU released details of a six-year deal that will pay Meyer $4.4 million annually in guaranteed compensation.  Additionally, Meyer will be eligible to receive annual supplemental bonuses based on the on-field and classroom performance of his team.  The bonuses breakdown as follows, and are on a per-year basis:

  • Academic Performance Rate (APR) of 990-999 — $100,000
  • APR of 1000 or above — $150,000
  • Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 70-79.99% — $100,000
  • GSR of 80% or above — $150,000
  • Big Ten Leaders Division champ — $50,000
  • Winner of Big Ten title game — $100,000, plus one year added to his contract
  • BcS bowl appearance — $150,000
  • BcS title game appearance — $250,000

“In Urban Meyer we have found an exemplary person and remarkable coach to lead the University’s football program into the future,” said Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee.  “As an alumnus, he understands and believes in the core academic mission of the University.  As an Ohioan, he shares our common values and sense of purpose.”

In addition to the contract details, OSU also announced that Luke Fickell will coach the Buckeyes in their bowl game and will remain on Meyer’s staff.

“I want to express my enormous gratitude to Luke Fickell,” said Gene Smith.  “During the past several months, he has demonstrated true leadership and devotion to the University and his players.  He will continue to be a great asset to our program.”

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  1. kyleortonsarm says: Nov 28, 2011 5:38 PM

    “Urban Renewal”? What the hell is that garbage title doing there? Congratulations, you’ve managed to finally top the severe retardation sweeping the so called “journalists” who cover NBA and write the words Bloom and Rose together whenever talking about Derrick Rose. You’ve brought the idiocy to an entire new level of failure with that flacid and poorly thought out, not even in the least bit clever title. I can only assume you’re a 17 year old high schooler who writes for the school paper part time because I can’t bring myself to believe anyone who has ever taken a class in journalism would ever in their entire lives write something that stupid.

  2. John Taylor says: Nov 28, 2011 5:44 PM

    Not exactly certain what you’re blubbering about. Care to enlighten me?

  3. kyleortonsarm says: Nov 28, 2011 5:57 PM

    “Urban renewal
    Ohio State introduces Urban Meyer as new coach, says he’ll keep interim coach Luke Fickell on staff”
    Nobody likes a bad play on words. If somebody had said that in the real world everyone would groan and roll their eyes.

  4. barklikeadog says: Nov 28, 2011 5:58 PM

    Bad day, kyleortonsarm? WOW! Welcome home, Urban Meyer!

  5. stairwayto7 says: Nov 28, 2011 6:06 PM

    He is out of there in 3 years!

  6. John Taylor says: Nov 28, 2011 6:07 PM

    Ah, was that the NBC headline? I don’t write those. The cheesy ones on CFT are my responsibility.

  7. sunking1 says: Nov 28, 2011 6:15 PM

    Here’s hoping he’s the next John Cooper!
    GO BLUE!!!

  8. polegojim says: Nov 28, 2011 6:18 PM

    Meyer is an excellent Hire!

    Next year, we’ll get to beat the Saban Coached Tide AND the Meyer Coached Buckeyes.

    Who says dreams don’t come true… GO BLUE!!!

  9. supremeomega says: Nov 28, 2011 6:21 PM


    If you don’t like the blog dont read it and start your own. I’m sure with your superior literary prowess you can come up with Bette headlines and content…

    What a jackazz!

  10. Deb says: Nov 28, 2011 6:25 PM

    @JT …

    Don’t mind kyleortonsarm. He’s very, very young and always rants like Mom made him eat unsweetened Grape Nuts for breakfast. And he’s named himself for a QB who can’t keep a job. Bless his heart.

  11. Exiled1 says: Nov 28, 2011 6:25 PM

    Funny I was saying at a OSU/UofM party on Saturday about who’d use that title first.

    I’ll take the credit…thank you,thank you!

  12. Deb says: Nov 28, 2011 6:26 PM

    @polegojim …

    Getting a little ahead of yourself, aren’t you? :D

  13. Deb says: Nov 28, 2011 6:29 PM

    Please post when Urban decides on the rest of his staff. I’d like to know if he keeps Vrabel. Mike was a terrific linebacker and I was looking forward to seeing what he could do as a coach. Hope he gets his shot.

  14. jaggedmark says: Nov 28, 2011 6:32 PM

    The Ohio State University: The slimiest university in the country!

  15. polegojim says: Nov 28, 2011 6:32 PM

    @JT – THAT’s FUNNY!

    Kyleortonsarm is just being Fickle and needs a Holliday. What a Nutt… much more serious that he Ault to be. Who Stoops to that level of irritation over a headline? What a joy Kill when OSU is filled with Hope, with a tough Hill to climb and Rhoads to hoe. But…Urban renewal… yes that’s Hokey, but Miles away from JTs more enjoyable cheesy humor. Put a Freeze on the hate kyle.

    With that, I’m putting on my Fedora and I’m out… FaaaaChizik.

  16. polegojim says: Nov 28, 2011 6:33 PM

    @Deb – just seeing if you’re paying attention dear. Now… you gave me a thumbs up, right?

  17. gobucks1220 says: Nov 28, 2011 6:35 PM

    this is for all you sorry excuses for a football fan AKA Michigan fans. please quite running your mouth because you beat OSU one time in 8 years, and barely beating a 6-6 team is nothing to bragg about. get ready for another six or seven year streak of being irrelevant. That is all!!!

  18. Deb says: Nov 28, 2011 6:43 PM

    @polegojim …

    Well, I didn’t give you a thumbs down :D

  19. tigersgeaux says: Nov 28, 2011 6:44 PM

    southernpatriots family are in Central Appalachia to help the people, especially the children, there during this time through the New Year, as they do each year. I must say, this is what they have been telling me for about a year and I wouldn’t listen. I thought Meyer would stay retired. Congrats to Ohio State. You have a coach who will be able to take you to the next level.

    polegojim: My first response to your posting was, “No way!” but as I thought more about it, you may have a point, but more likely that Meyer would not have a good team for a few more years. LSU returns almost all their players next year since most of the major positions are filled with sophomores (Tyrann Mathieu, etc.). Alabama on the other hand has a huge number of seniors at the skilled positions who won’t be there next year. Michigan just might be able to dispense with the Buckeyes and Tide, but don’t come to Death Valley, LSU next year, we will have a force to be reckoned with!

    Southernpatriots posted for many months that a Meyer hire would immediately encourage and invigorate the alums, boosters, and students. With Fickell staying on the players will not face too much of a shock though Meyer will introduce some big changes to the way things are run, practices are conducted, positions function, and new offensive and defensive systems.

  20. polegojim says: Nov 28, 2011 6:54 PM

    @tigersgeaux – I’ve been in contact with the UM athletic department and southpats with LSU.

    We’re pushing to get a game scheduled for 2013 at the Big House, 2014 at Death Valley. Miles will feel right at home, deep roots in MI! We’d enjoy some Cajun feasting…after the game too. ; )

    @gobucks…. I’ll give you the first four as an awesome feat. But… beating Michigan in 08-09-10 is nothing to brag about either… but brag you do… You can’t have it both ways Bucknut.
    I’m glad you view us as such a threat though, you should. We’ve given you something to aim at. Hit us with your best shot. Fire away.

  21. Deb says: Nov 28, 2011 7:08 PM

    Football ebbs and flows, polegojim. It’s possible the continue reports of our death by LSU fans may be premature. :roll:

  22. rowbear says: Nov 28, 2011 7:13 PM

    Reading some reports (Greg Doyle on CBSSports the Buckeyes will win a National Championship within 3 years or it will be the players fault because Meyer is the greatest coach ever.

    Everyone needs to wipe the drool off their mouth. He just signed and people have Ohio State playing for the NC and Braxton Miller winning a Heisman. Is Urban a good coach? Yes? Does he walk on water? Some say yes, but he hasn’t won anything at Ohio State yet and expectations are high. The bigger question is, will he be around to meet them?

  23. Deb says: Nov 28, 2011 7:21 PM

    @polegojim …

    Yes, I was paying attention. It’s a shame that I can’t even clown around with you on an OSU/Meyer thread without certain individuals coming on to talk trash about my team. But they are what they are. Buzzing insects.

  24. dkhhuey says: Nov 28, 2011 7:22 PM

    Loved the press conference!!! It was obvious he was like a kid on Christmas and you can tell he is fired up to coach at OSU! I am incredibly happy that he extended the job to Luke and he accepted! He is a great ambassador to the university and is a great recruiter.

    Can’t wait to see what happens in the recruiting arena over the next few months!

    Welcome home Urban!

  25. cfbfaninbadnfltown says: Nov 28, 2011 7:38 PM

    Well I hope Buckeye fans enjoy that 3-4 yrs he’ll give you, before he moves on to spend more time with his money (Scrooge McDuck Style that is).

  26. buckeye1nation says: Nov 28, 2011 7:42 PM

    Being born in Ohio myself (now living in gator country) and a huge Buckeye fan I am thrilled to have Meyer roaming the side line in Scarlet and Grey. He is a Buckeye at heart and showed it during the press conference. It brought a lump to my throat to hear him speak of meeting Woody Hayes, something I was fortunate to do as a child, along with Archie Griffin and many of the greats from that era. But to hear him talk about sneaking out to watch the band make their Ramp Entrance and how seeing it again this year brought a tear to his eye, showed that he understands that The Ohio State University is about tradition and pride. Yes, we had a rough 11 months or so, but we held our heads high and made it through. And we will be back..

  27. ispysomething7 says: Nov 28, 2011 7:45 PM

    Until Fickell is offered a job up north

  28. joerevs300 says: Nov 28, 2011 7:49 PM

    I’m sorry, but this whole thing makes me sick.

    Forget integrity in college sports, especially college football. It doesn’t exist.

    As someone who has significant medical issues, I can tell you if I walked away from something because of it, no amount of money would CHANGE the fact those conditions still EXIST.

    What Urban Meyer did was despicable. Sitting in all those houses in Florida, recruiting, telling them to be “part of a dynasty”, only to decide and “retire” because of his health. And saying he was done/content.

    I don’t believe for a second if another SEC school (florida again?) had offered him $5-6M per year, he wouldn’t have unretired to coach them.

    So let me get this straight: He leaves coaching due to stress/medical issues, and he walks into, probably, the 2nd or 3rd most stressful coaching vacancy in CFB? Just 2 days after they lost to their most hated rival.

    Yeah, no pressure there Urban. Just try to be honest with the kids you’re recruiting.

    Because we all know honesty is your strong suit.

  29. polegojim says: Nov 28, 2011 7:56 PM

    @Deb – Saban is excellent at getting the most of out of what he has. He’s known all season that next year will be more challenging. I firmly believe he’ll have the Tide in top shape.

    I’m planning on being in the stands in Arlington… as soon as tickets become available.

  30. supremeomega says: Nov 28, 2011 8:06 PM

    Who are you to judge what Urb does?! If he wanted to quit and take another high profile job where he is from that’s his business…I will enjoy the NC he wins for TOSU! If you want to rip a coach rip guys that cheat like our old coach Tressel or guys that get popped for DWI.

    He brought Florida a school that is not the cream of the SEC crop two rings…So he owes the people of Gainesville nothing…y’all are just angry because you dislike TOSU. If he went to ND all this hate would not be an issue. Guess what?! Unless you are Texas, OSU has more money better facilities and more revenue as a program than you. And it’s actually in a real city not some one stoplight town. Urb will build a fence around OH and add some southern speed…they will win huge

    And after that NC when he quits again afterwards that will be fine too…

    P.S. Michigan fan shouldn’t be overjoyed as you barley beat the worst OSU team in 20 years at home. You are not back yet. I expect the rivalry to be back and forth…but you may want to win some BCS games before coming at big brother!

  31. tsimpson50 says: Nov 28, 2011 8:06 PM

    So much for spending some time with the family…. Welcome back Urban… You knew the talent at Florida had run dry and bolted..Take 4 years great OSU recruiting and do work!

  32. bunchesofone says: Nov 28, 2011 8:22 PM

    As a Gator I was sad to see him leave and glad to see him headed back to the sideline.The man knows how to coach and put crystal footballs in the trophy case.Haters can just suck it.

  33. florida727 says: Nov 28, 2011 8:22 PM

    John Taylor — Never debate an idiot. They’ll bring you down to their level, then beat you with experience :)

  34. buckeye044 says: Nov 28, 2011 8:24 PM

    Was it just me, or did he intimate in the press conference that the underhanded recruiting tactics in the SEC drove him away from Florida?

  35. packhawk04 says: Nov 28, 2011 8:38 PM

    Buckeye fans better start coming up with the excuses…

  36. Deb says: Nov 28, 2011 8:49 PM

    @polegojim …

    You’re a diplomatic sweetheart. Thank you :)

    I put a lil bug in Santa’s ear about wanting tickets to that game at Jerrah’s World. Santa said, “Are you out of your mind? Do you know what that will cost?” Santa hasn’t been the same since the downturn :(

  37. honkerdawg says: Nov 28, 2011 9:01 PM

    Amazing how his health improved and he saw his kids grow up – all in 1 year. What gets me is how he blatantly lied about being offered the job, no wonder college players do what they do considering the coaches who coach them

  38. geo1113 says: Nov 28, 2011 9:12 PM

    It seems to me that those of you bringing up the medical issue have never had a significant medical issue. I have and all you want to do is get back to the life you love and make it even better. I imagine for a football coach, the desire is even greater.

  39. overratedgators says: Nov 28, 2011 9:14 PM

    Wah, Wah, Wah, Gator nation … Your little “Dynasty” came and went a lot quicker than you thought, and now you’re spewing sour grapes as one of your own – who you were naive enough to believe left for personal reasons – ran like a rat from the sinking ship in Gainesville to one of those “overrated” programs you loved to talk down as not up to your “longstanding tradition of excellence”. (chuckle). And all while you choke on a season in which you could barely beat Furman.

    Last stop. Bandwagon ride ends here. Everyone off.

  40. Deb says: Nov 28, 2011 9:26 PM

    @florida727 …

    May I borrow that advice to have tattooed on the inside of my eyelids? Sigh …

  41. geo1113 says: Nov 28, 2011 9:32 PM


    This is your life? I am a gator. No crying here. What do you have to show for the pitiful life you must have to feel the need to write something like that.

    And seriously, when Meyer left Gainesville, there was no way he could have known that the OSU job would open up.

  42. gorilladunk says: Nov 28, 2011 9:36 PM

    @polegojim…need a place to stay? I live exactly 12 minutes from the Death Star in Arlington.

  43. superbronco77 says: Nov 28, 2011 10:10 PM

    Most overrated coach in America! What did he do without Tebow? NOTHING! Check it out it is fact! Bailed on FLA when the SEC caught up to him and he lost his all world coordinators! Good luck Suckeyes!

  44. gatorprof says: Nov 28, 2011 10:29 PM

    I need to move on with this, my coach is out recruiting right now in an effort to fix the mess left to him by Mr. Meyer.

    That being said, it was a very interesting presser…

    Re: “I’ve been to a place and I don’t want to go back.”

    This was in reference to his being a maniacal control freak over the UF program. You know, during that period of time he won two titles while almost killing himself and alienating his family.

    Instead, he will delegate to his assistants. That MO was his last two years in Gainesville, both of which were disappointments and ended up leaving a “broken program” (Urban’s words, not mine) to his successor.

    OSU fans, you had better hope that he wasn’t being truthful here. If he is, will not be happy because Urban at less than full throttle << Saban, Miles, etc. and probably Hoke along with a bunch of other coaches.

  45. buckeye1nation says: Nov 28, 2011 10:35 PM

    @buckeye044, If he was referring to “underhanded recruiting practices”,as you put it, he may have been referring to the practice of over signing recruits, which UF has a policy against. Some coaches will sign more than they have scholarships for hoping that someone currently under scholarship will leave/get hurt. If not, then they basically cut someone on who is currently under scholarship. The Big 10 has a policy that coaches can only accept LOI from a number equal to or less than the current scholarships available. Not all conferences have this policy.

  46. Deb says: Nov 28, 2011 10:40 PM

    @buckeye044 …

    Urban has told a lot of stories about what made him decide to leave Florida. If he appears to be getting creative about the SEC, I’m sure people will feel compelled to post the many, many other tales he’s told on all these subjects through the years. Better to let sleeping dogs lie and focus on building his new program. And since no other SEC coaches had his numerous, ongoing issues with attracting felons to their locker rooms, I’m sure he wouldn’t make slanderous comments about how they recruited. That would only invite more scrutiny into his own efforts.

  47. boomrzdad says: Nov 28, 2011 10:45 PM

    I’m NOT a Gator fan or a Buckeye fan but isn’t there some kind of clause in contracts that won’t allow you to just walk away from it like he did at Florida? He wasn’t sick or any of that other bullshit. If he walked away from a 5 year contract, it should be 5 years before he can sign another somewhere else. Otherwise, a contract seems to be a useless piece of paper.

  48. gatorprof says: Nov 28, 2011 10:46 PM


    Damn straight. I think that Kiffy really bugged him, but that was for a year. I think that the real issue was all of the SEC coaches used his “on again off again” against him on the recruiting trail and that contributed to the recruiting woes. He forgets how he “convinced” Tebow and Spike to avoid Bama and come to Gainesville….legend has it there was lots of negative talk about Saban.

    Anyway, he is tough to throw stones when you had more arrests than the rest of the SEC combined at one point.

    He needs to move on and we need to move on. I look forward to OSU being a whipping boy for whoever they face in the SEC.

  49. supremeomega says: Nov 28, 2011 11:09 PM

    Like vs. Arkansas last year?

  50. supremeomega says: Nov 28, 2011 11:17 PM

    Yeah leaving two crystal balls at UF is leaving the program on shambles…

    Florida I think you have forgotten who you are…you are good buy not upper tier…You were Bama’s doormat in the 60s and 70s…Miami’s and FSUs doormat in the late 80s and 90s…and now LSU along with Bama are above you.

    USC Oklahoma Texas Michigan and Ohio State all have the capacity to exceed you as well. Stop thinking you are a top 3-5 job. Your more of a top 15 job. Even I as an OSU fan must realize that USC Bama and LSU have better athletes. Hopefully Urb can change that!

  51. gatorprof says: Nov 28, 2011 11:35 PM


    As Urban said, the program is broken…his words not mine.

    As for your take on the 80s and 90s…guess you forgot that national title in 1995. How many titles did you guys rack up after Woody’s last one in 1970? Where you born then?

    Re:”Your more of a top 15 job.”

    Really, now you are displaying your stupidity. I don’t just mean grammatically. I assume that you understand the different between your and you’re once we slow things down and explain it to you.

    As for your comment… Name 15 programs with more national titles in the past 30, 20, or even 10 years. Name 15 programs with better football facilities. Sorry, but UF still a top 5 job right now.

  52. southyank7 says: Nov 28, 2011 11:36 PM

    wow-health related problems go away in 11 months-funny what $25 + million will do-just another reason to hate THE most egotistical University in all the land-must be nice 2 get “what amounts 2 slaps on the wrist” by the joke that is the NCAA & come out of everything smelling like a rose. He’ll be hard pressed 2 find a 2nd Tim Tebow

  53. gatorprof says: Nov 28, 2011 11:37 PM


    Re:”Like vs. Arkansas last year?”

    Remember, your bowl victory was vacated due to OSU’s cheating. You are still sans a victory against the SEC in bowl games.

    BTW, enjoy your NCAA sanctions.

  54. goblue714 says: Nov 28, 2011 11:52 PM

    Go blue checking in, what up yo? I think the whole big ten conference is going to strive just a little extra to be as good as meyers scout teams. Seriously osu fans how long will you give this guy?, what happens if he doesn’t workout? what if he’s lost his coaching mojo? These are all serious questions to ask yourself, the urban is the greatest coach ever talk is going to drive the other coaches to want to destroy you. So good luck.

  55. nofunleague says: Nov 28, 2011 11:54 PM

    All of that money and Jo Pa after 40 years was at Penn State was barely making over 600,000. What a shame.

  56. dkhhuey says: Nov 28, 2011 11:56 PM

    God you must have a small johnson to be this arrogant, bitter, and angry. The more you try to throw barbs at OSU the more pathetic and small you appear little man! By all means, please, keep yelling how much better every aspect your program is over OSU – it just makes us more aware how much of a sad existence you live in hourly.

  57. whyareallbuckeyefansstupid says: Nov 29, 2011 12:03 AM

    It’s hard to root for a school that has a nut forma mascot. Can you imagine if they played South Carolina? Urban Meyer would be in heaven, a stadium filled with cocks and nuts! Your messiah may have only lost one bowl game but it was to Michigan! (notice i didn’t have to put “the” in front of Michigan? Unlike OSU we don’t get mistaken for little brother)

  58. polegojim says: Nov 29, 2011 12:07 AM

    @Deb – hey, thanks for asking anyways. Times are tough from pole to pole

    @gorilladunk – thanks for the offer. I have family that live pretty close too. Trying to talk them into coming with me… but I told them, if they don’t want to cheer for a damn yankee team, I’d be ok with them wearing crimson… but leave that burnt orange and white, cattle stamped and cow pattied gear at home.

  59. goblue714 says: Nov 29, 2011 12:21 AM

    Are you referring to me huey? I thought they were good questions to ask, I mean everyone is automatically assuming osu is gonna go undefeated right away. What if they don’t?

  60. overratedgators says: Nov 29, 2011 12:23 AM

    “Name 15 programs with more national titles in the past 30, 20, or even 10 years.”

    And therein lies my ongoing frustration with Gator Nation. You have three national titles, over a 12 year period. You’ve had a team since, when? 1906? A single 12 year run in 105 years? How quaint.

    Princeton: 26 recognized titles over 60+ years
    Yale: 18 recognized titles over 50+ years
    Notre Dame: 13 titles over 60+ years
    ‘Bama: 12 titles over 70+ years
    Michigan: 11 titles over 90+ years
    USC: 10 titles over 80+ years
    Pitt: 9 titles over 60+ years
    Harvard: 8 titles over 40+ years
    Ohio State: 7 titles over 60+ years

    Shall I continue?

    Winningest college football programs of all time (as of 11-8-11):

    1. Michigan: 877-304-38
    2. Texas: 845-321-34
    3. Notre Dame: 837-291-42
    4. Nebraska: 827-341-41
    5. Ohio State: 819-308-53
    6. Alabama: 813-316-43
    7. Penn State 812-351-43
    8. Oklahoma: 796-305-53
    9. Tennessee: 783-333-55
    10. USC: 774-307-54

    See anyone missing?

    As Beano Cooke so eloquently stated: “People love to see Florida lose because they have the arrogance of Notre Dame, but the tradition of Wake Forest.”

  61. Deb says: Nov 29, 2011 12:54 AM

    @supremeomega …

    Urban is still revered by many Florida fans. But his last couple of years there were marked by extremely erratic behavior, a dysfunctional team, and poor recruiting. That’s why gatorprof said he left the program in shambles. Muschamp is on the right track but he’s trying to rebuild without adequate personnel thanks to what Urban left him. Despite the sanctions, Tressel has provided Urban more to work with.

    Nick Saban brought LSU their first ever championship and recruited the team that gave them their second under Miles. He left for double the pay to try his hand at the NFL and took a paycut to return because his family couldn’t take the pro culture. Even though it had been about four years and they’d won a championship without him, LSU nuts burned Saban in effigy when he returned coaching Alabama. All things considered, Florida fans are behaving beautifully.

  62. vincentbojackson says: Nov 29, 2011 2:34 AM

    “In Urban Meyer we have found an exemplary person and remarkable coach to lead the University’s football program into the future,” said Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee.

    Now all they need to do is find two “exemplary” individuals to replace Gee and Smith. Seriously, how do these two clowns still have jobs?

    Keep that head in the sand OSU.

  63. supremeomega says: Nov 29, 2011 2:41 AM


    3 titles to OSU’s 7…and that’s not even the crux of my argument. I stated that Urb brought you two titles before then you only had one in the schools history. He didnt leave Florida in shambles. Rich Rod left scUM in shambles…Coker left the U in shambles…Carroll left SC in shambles…so what he had a dip in recruiting…you are not Bama, you are not USC, or Oklahoma Texas or even Ohio St. You don’t have a tradition of contending for decades. You have had two great coaches and a great 15 year run. If Muschamp is great maybe you hav a chance but probably not…

    And yes you rolled OSU several years ago. They could have scored 65 if they wanted to. That win does not trump 100 years of superiority by Buckeye Nation…we still have more wins more Heismans and more importantly MORE MONEY!!! Ohio State is better financially academically has better facilities a bigger stadium more wins more title etc. etc. etc.

    People who troll for grammar errors in chat rooms and flood the web with sophomoric barbs aimed at those with opinions contrary to their own are at the zenith of profound d-baggery…who are you comic book guy from the Simpsons? I am on my cell phone and if you have a smart phone and typing fast sometimes it will change (you’re) words…

    It is very likely that my education level is at least equal if not further advanced then yours. See, I went to a top tier school which the south has very few of. I’m sure you are aware that academically SEC schools except for Vandy an Tennessee are generally a laughing stock…I have lived in many different areas of the country and the South is basically an ostentatious display of ignorance…

  64. florida727 says: Nov 29, 2011 7:17 AM

    superbronco77 says:
    Nov 28, 2011 10:10 PM
    Most overrated coach in America! What did he do without Tebow? NOTHING!


    Congratulations. Stupidest post on this story.

    What did Shanahan do without Elway? What did Walsh do without Montana? What did Belicheck do before Brady? What did Sean Payton do before Drew Brees?

    Starting to figure it out yet, genius?

  65. jtdesan says: Nov 29, 2011 7:43 AM

    Warning to Michigan: Be afraid, be very afraid!

  66. goblue714 says: Nov 29, 2011 7:59 AM

    I remember our 07 team rolled the urban/tebow led gators in the citrus bowl, please everyone let’s recall. Here’s how you beat the spread, a 3 man front with an extra safety in the box. Basically a 3-3-5 and the most important element…NFL talent which MICHIGAN will have plenty of.

  67. ice90 says: Nov 29, 2011 9:12 AM

    People, it’s not that complicated. Plain and simple… Florida was not Urban Meyer’s dream job. He’s from Ohio, was an assistant at Ohio State. That’s his dream job. Period.
    He won two titles at Florida in six years. Gator fans should be thanking God every night for Meyer and Tim Tebow.

    Meyer is a good coach. Doesn’t mean it will translate into huge success at Ohio State. Just ask Rich Rodriguez.

    Only time will tell but it’s a logical match for the university and for Meyer.

  68. jtdesan says: Nov 29, 2011 9:21 AM

    Hey goblue, I think you mean the Capital one Bowl.. and yes Mich. won, but giving up 35 points isn’t exactly stopping the Spead!

    Michigan doesn’t really have much NFL talent and will have much less after Urban keeps the Ohio kids in state. As it is, most of your starters ARE Ohio guys!

    You saw the game. If your honest about it, we left 3 scores on the field. Receivers open all over the field. Our Frosh QB missed them badely… this time. Enjoy your short lived fluke win. There won’t be many more. Top notch recruits will always choose to play for Urban before before Brady Hoke.

  69. dkhhuey says: Nov 29, 2011 10:04 AM

    @go -HA – no, that was not aimed at you!!! You’re a ugly helmet fan so our animosity is just pure OSU vs. Michigan! Its fun, its natural, and pretty straight forward – and having said that, you probably do fall into the ‘small’ range!. Your bitterness and anger towards OSU is based on tradition and the last 11 years where mine is based on the 13 years before that!

    @supre – nicely done and amazingly spot on!

  70. gators56 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:19 AM

    Urban Liar strikes again. No truth is too big or small for him to lie about. Good luck osu with that. As son as the sanctions come out he may decide to have more health problems, maybe hemorrhoids from all the siting he has done this past year watching his kids from the espn satellite hookup at his weekly espn gig.

    Urban us like Sanford – I can feel another big one coming (just when things get tough)

  71. goblue714 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:28 AM


    I’m pretty sure it was the citrus bowl, it was played in orlando. I believe the capital 1 bowl is in tampa?

  72. goblue714 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:33 AM


    Your right it was the capital one bowl basically a home game for florida.

  73. goblue714 says: Nov 29, 2011 10:56 AM


    Michigan will always be able to recruit ohio, you know it’s true. Right now Michigan is winning the in state battle with Msu. We have some kids in state that will play on sundays trust me on that, and they’re all going to UM. As far as the game last saturday were still playing with richrods recruits, i’m sorry but they’re short on talent. I believe hoke and especially mattison will do a great job of bringing in talent and developing that talent into really good football players. This rivalry will be interesting I don’t think either team will dominate like in the past.

  74. imasturbate says: Nov 29, 2011 2:10 PM

    All Penn State has to do now is hire the sweater vest and the Big Ten will be complete!

  75. gators56 says: Nov 30, 2011 1:27 PM

    Urban is a punk. Can’t wait to see him fail!!!

  76. glestonsimmons says: Dec 5, 2011 11:53 AM

    *Cheating Success Rate — Priceless…..

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