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Urban Meyer undergoes minor medical procedure

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A health scare — and more family time — prompted Urban Meyer to walk away from Florida in 2010 and into what turned out to be a brief coaching sabbatical.  A little over three years later, the current Ohio State head coach is once again facing a medical issue, although this time around it’s not something serious enough to again push him to the sidelines.

OSU confirmed Monday night that Meyer underwent a minor medical procedure at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center over the weekend.  The procedure involved the removal of  fluid from a congenital arachnoid cyst.

Meyer has been dealing with that particular condition since he was an assistant at Notre Dame late last century and it was the source of headaches the coach has been dealing with of late.

The Buckeyes are scheduled to begin spring practice Tuesday.  According to the school, Meyer’s coaching duties will not be limited and he’ll be on the field from the start.

Meyer stunned the college football world by stepping down as the Gators head coach in December of 2009 shortly after experiencing a health scare.  Meyer’s “retirement” turned into a brief leave of absence, but he once again stepped down following the 2010 season.

At the press conference announcing his second, and final, departure, Meyer stated that “it is time to put my focus on my family and life away from the field.”  It was subsequently reported that Meyer had been dealing with heart issues, although the coach himself would only allow that the health concern was esophageal spasms.

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23 Responses to “Urban Meyer undergoes minor medical procedure”
  1. netbros says: Mar 3, 2014 9:40 PM

    Hopefully he had a personality transplant.

  2. jrs45 says: Mar 3, 2014 9:40 PM

    Here come the jokes lol

  3. gatorprof says: Mar 3, 2014 9:43 PM

    Who was she this time?

  4. tailgatersanimal says: Mar 3, 2014 9:58 PM

    Was he having his bullshit removed? Miste taken hours

  5. tailgatersanimal says: Mar 3, 2014 9:58 PM

    Was he having his bullshit removed? Must have taken hours

  6. pajoe says: Mar 3, 2014 10:11 PM

    At the same time he had a cosmetic surgeon do a nose reduction. His medical staff said: “For an unknown reason his nose keeps growing every season, but we do a procedure every year to correct it.”

  7. atxcane says: Mar 3, 2014 11:01 PM

    Well shit OSU fans…you know how this ends. Start looking for a new coach.

  8. jimbo75025 says: Mar 3, 2014 11:18 PM

    In other words tOSU fans, Urban doesn’t like the way the recruits are panning out and is looking for an escape hatch.

  9. jrod2go says: Mar 3, 2014 11:45 PM

    He needs a proctometrist if he really wants help.

  10. barkleyblows says: Mar 3, 2014 11:47 PM

    This is all a hoax just to get attention

  11. dkhhuey says: Mar 3, 2014 11:54 PM

    Get well Urban!!! We’ve got crystal balls to win at OSU.

  12. polegojim says: Mar 4, 2014 12:35 AM

    To one of the best HCs in college football today…

    Get well soon Coach Meyers… and this is from a Michigan Fan.

    GROW UP people.

  13. normtide says: Mar 4, 2014 9:20 AM

    Did the hysterectomy go well? Just kidding. I actually respect Meyer a lot. If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best. And Meyer is one of the best. Best wishes to him and his family.

  14. bender4700 says: Mar 4, 2014 10:38 AM

    To get his head out of his…

    To get him a soul?

    To fix the still burning red SMACK on the face Michigan State did to him?

    Oh the jokes this D-bag can endure. He deserves every one of them.

    He’s in the top 5 for sleaziest, worst examples for kids, and overall total D-BAG of a person coaching today.

    He’s going to screw over OSU, and not just by winning an easy schedule and choking late. You thought the NCAA was mad after Tressel.

  15. mkoogs says: Mar 4, 2014 10:43 AM

    Go Bucks. Keep hating; OSU will keep recruiting and winning.

  16. thraiderskin says: Mar 4, 2014 11:08 AM

    I’m not sure what all the HATE is about, but I hope this isn’t the start of issues.

  17. thraiderskin says: Mar 4, 2014 11:11 AM

    Are u OK Bender? You seem terribly distraught… is there anything the cft community can do to help?

  18. spunhead73 says: Mar 4, 2014 11:23 AM

    @mkoogs- It’s not hard to keep winning games when their schedule,and the BIG 10 are a joke. OSU is the most overrated team in the country,year in and year out.

  19. 12strikes says: Mar 4, 2014 11:57 AM

    Testicular Implants?

  20. gatorprof says: Mar 4, 2014 12:56 PM

    The hate is well deserved if you just look at his last couple of years at UF.

    Recall the reasons that he says he stepped aside form football:

    1) Health: How long did he take off before signing with OSU? I guess that everything healed up mighty quickly!

    2) More time with Family: Both of his girls go to school in FL and GA respectively. It was many months after he signed with OSU before brining his wife and son up to Ohio.

    Now lets look at the facts.

    1) He was coming off a 7-5 season.

    2) His program was out of control…the Gator arrest record was hovering around 40. The stuff about Hernandez/Poucey’s shooting incident was well swept under the rug.

    Unofficially, the story amongst bullgators is that he got caught nailing an intern.

    He is a dirt bag.

  21. mogogo1 says: Mar 4, 2014 1:39 PM

    Nothing that 10 minutes of rest and 5 minutes with the family can’t cure.

  22. jagtiger says: Mar 4, 2014 1:50 PM

    Urban Cryer strikes again. Starting to build his excuses.

  23. thraiderskin says: Mar 4, 2014 1:51 PM

    Pretty sure he won Florida two national championships, so I think a “shut up” is more in order than the hate. As far as arrest records, didn’t hear this much whining from FL fans about it while he had UF on top. Seeing how successful he was at getting Florida kids to UF, perhaps u should look at the state (yes I know Hernandez is from ct). So what if he was nailing his intern? The best coaches in america are all ego maniacs, so don’t act like it should surprise you. Besides, no body is cheering for the guy as “husband of the year,” he’s a winner in CFB and that is all that matters.

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