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Citing “stuff”, Urban Meyer suspends Ohio State TE for two games


Ohio State tight end Marcus Baugh did not play in the Buckeyes’ 34-17 win over Navy, and he will not play against Virginia Tech this Saturday, either. In meeting with the media Monday, head coach Urban Meyer provided what has to be the least informative answer of all time in explaining the reason for Baugh’s two-game suspension.


That’s what the third-year Buckeyes coach told the assembled scribes, according to

Baugh was cited for underage consumption of alcohol back in mid-July, and then again in January. Ergo, two underage drinking citations equals two games lost to Baugh’s 2014 season. The good news here is that Baugh’s father, Frank, confirmed to the paper that no new issues have popped up in the past eight months. Baugh was simply being punished for his past misdeeds.

“(My past) definitely opened my eyes,” Baugh told in April. “I am out of chances and I have to do this … I (feared I wouldn’t be on the team) after my second incident. I thought I was gone. But now I am learning the offense and trying to go hard.”

A four-star prospect out of John W. North High School in Riverside, Calif., Baugh caught 30 passes for 610 yards and three touchdowns during his senior season of 2012 before redshirting in 2013. He was rated the No. 6 tight end in the nation and the No. 18 overall player in the state of California.

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46 Responses to “Citing “stuff”, Urban Meyer suspends Ohio State TE for two games”
  1. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 1, 2014 6:53 PM

    Surprisingly, they’re not playing a directional cupcake, and not surprisingly, they may lose.

    Thereby relieving us of Urban’s whining later when it comes to playoff seeding.

  2. derekgorgonstar says: Sep 1, 2014 7:00 PM

    Dirtiest coach of all time, and that’s saying something.

  3. jrs45 says: Sep 1, 2014 7:10 PM

    All OSU haters hop on board!!! Here we go!!!

  4. barkleyblows says: Sep 1, 2014 7:11 PM

    If he was on a dirty SECheat team like Florida, Alabama, LSU he’d be playing.

  5. jrs45 says: Sep 1, 2014 7:11 PM

    Derek your coach is a fat slob. And let’s not bring up the players and non discipline that he covered up with.

  6. jimbo75025 says: Sep 1, 2014 7:33 PM

    I’m confused -he was cited in July and then again in January? As in like the first one was in July 2013 and he is just now being punished by Meyer?

  7. tigersfandan says: Sep 1, 2014 7:38 PM

    When you call Hoke a ‘fat slob’, you damage your own credibility. See, people who are right don’t have to resort to being childish.

  8. stoicpaisano says: Sep 1, 2014 7:47 PM

    I’m confused -he was cited in July and then again in January? As in like the first one was in July 2013 and he is just now being punished by Meyer?
    No, as in Baugh was essentially persona non grata for his true freshman season where he likely would’ve played. There was a period of no contact with the team, and he wasn’t allowed to travel until December.

    The second offense earned Baugh the right to pay his own way for a semester (this past spring) and this two-game suspension.

  9. jrs45 says: Sep 1, 2014 7:55 PM


    Ok. Well let’s just face the fact that um fans shouldn’t be talking smack about someone’s coach while hokey pokey does shady things kinda like covering up for your kicker when he breaks the law. That’s just childish.

  10. stoicpaisano says: Sep 1, 2014 8:03 PM

    I’ll give Hoke credit for going balls to the wall for even the special teamers, as Will (Mortified Punter) Hagerup has been suspended FOUR times and kept his spot on the squad.

  11. shoe23 says: Sep 1, 2014 8:41 PM

    Ohio State is a poor team and yet a lot of people bash them. Where I come from you only bash someone if you feel they are a threat. That is why I will be on here slamming Furman, Troy, Sam Houston State, Charleston Southern, Nicholls State, UT Martin, UL Layfayette, Florida Atlantic and the rest of the non-conference powerhouses the SEC plays. Stay Tuned.

  12. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 1, 2014 8:56 PM

    Knock it off. If you Blowhio State fans weren’t such blowhards (and in LARGE numbers of you, I might add), the taunting wouldn’t make you whimper. People get tired of hearing about that overrated program all year every year.

  13. shoe23 says: Sep 1, 2014 9:01 PM

    Who is crying? If what I say comes across as crying then I think you should read yours and other fans posts. They read like mine and would them mean that they are all crying as well. Seems you are crying about my post or if not mine someone else’s on here. Put your nightgown on and go to bed. I believe it is past your bedtime little girl.

  14. shoe23 says: Sep 1, 2014 9:03 PM

    In other words if you can not take it then go play on the kiddie rides.

  15. jrs45 says: Sep 1, 2014 9:04 PM

    Ya! You tell em shoe!!!

  16. Deb says: Sep 1, 2014 9:07 PM

    I’ve never really cared for Urban (and just to be clear, jrs45, I was much harder on him when he coached Florida) … but that was an awesome response! They’re still students, and the media doesn’t need to know everything.



  17. jrs45 says: Sep 1, 2014 9:09 PM

    Lol thanks Deb.

  18. dumbpollack says: Sep 1, 2014 9:33 PM

    Too bad. Kid needs to grow up! I think he can play too

  19. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Sep 1, 2014 9:48 PM

    It’s odd that so many are trashing Urban regarding the suspensions mentioned in this article. None of you trashed Florida – see the headline “Time served: Suspensions for three Gators washed away with the rain.” Being suspended for a game that didn’t take place is absurd.
    Oh, that’s right, it’s Florida so it must be Urban’s fault.

  20. 6superbowls says: Sep 1, 2014 9:52 PM

    Probably get drafted by one of the Harbaugh brothers. They know how to keep their players out of trouble.

  21. BrownsTown says: Sep 1, 2014 9:55 PM

    Somebody call the whaaambulance. A lot of sensitive fans (especially from NYC – I know that since he tells us he’s from there – see, it’s in his user name – see it? 212) showering the board with their OSU & Meyer hatred.

  22. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 1, 2014 9:57 PM

    Whambulance? Don’t you feel lame for using that tired term? What is there to be sensitive about when my team RUNS things right now?

    At least you are halfway smart enough to put 212 together and see where I am from, but my God are you Browns/Suckeye fans pathetic.

  23. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Sep 1, 2014 10:35 PM

    Mr. Wright should drop the 212 and change it to 666.

  24. BrownsTown says: Sep 1, 2014 10:40 PM

    Haha….”runs things.” Congrats on the streak of titles in Tallahassee. I have to admit that I didn’t think a team could pull off that many in a row in the BCS era. Dynasty.

    How did the backup QB do against OK St? I hope the Winston suspension for “stuff” doesn’t ruin his Heisman hopes. I know he probably aspires to be like a Buckeye.

  25. jrs45 says: Sep 2, 2014 1:06 AM

    Who runs things 212?

  26. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 2, 2014 11:11 AM

    @jrs45 Mr. Wright is a FSU fan…. and I wouldn’t exactly say FSU is running anything right now after almost losing to an unranked….

  27. tdub821 says: Sep 2, 2014 12:04 PM

    Most corrupt – out of control program in sports. Are we really surprised?

  28. 1historian says: Sep 2, 2014 1:19 PM

    feces occur – live and learn, kid

  29. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Sep 2, 2014 1:35 PM

    @ tdub821:

    I take it you consider players selling their own personal items to be the most horrific offense committed by a football team. Yes, Jim Tressel, tried to cover it up and he paid the price. Coaches covering for players used to be the norm. You can’t get away with it anymore due to e-mail and social media.

    Is selling memorabilia worse than Manziel selling autographs? I really doubt that Johnny spent a couple of hours sitting in a motel room signing pictures for an autograph broker for free. Is it worse than the academic issues at N. Carolina? How about Miami and the hookers? I could go on and talk about a certain west coast school and its Heisman trophy winner or a certain SEC school and a QBs father shopping rates and scandals at other schools, but it would fill the page.

    Try writing intelligent responses instead of trolling!

  30. jrs45 says: Sep 2, 2014 2:27 PM


    Don’t hate on OSU too much buddy. Your whole program is led by Buckeyes. From Coaches to players.

    Brutus don’t forget about miami abortions.

  31. Deb says: Sep 2, 2014 2:34 PM

    tdub821 …

    I’m an SEC fan with no love for the Buckeyes, and even I can’t figure out what you’re talking about when you refer to Ohio State as the most corrupt, out-of-control program in sports. The band holding practices in their underwear? People just get silly when it comes to slamming rival programs and conferences.

  32. outlaw53 says: Sep 2, 2014 3:00 PM

    @brutusbuckeye2011 – Please remove your head from your posterior – Tressel didn’t get sacked for “trying to cover up” student athletes selling their “own stuff”….he was fired for lying to the NCAA..,.on several occasions. In addition, he saved those players he could from scrutiny so they could continue to play up to and including the National Championship. Unfortunately…they got sacked by LSU!

  33. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Sep 2, 2014 4:25 PM

    @ outlaw 53:

    “Cover up” and “lying” are somewhat synonymous. Just ask the people who investigated Watergate.

    I’ve read many of your posts over the years and have seen you take more than your fair share of abuse. Thanks for your comments regarding tOSU in this thread. It’s ridiculous that some people spew so much hate and abuse. What ever became of good sportsmanship?

  34. shoe23 says: Sep 2, 2014 5:28 PM

    Sportsmanship? I don’t think that word is in the dictionary anymore…wait, what is a dictionary? Americans only look out for themselves and can care less how their actions affect the next person. In their minds they are ALWAYS right and are deaf and dumb when it comes to realizing that a lot of hate/negative the direct on everyone else can also be said about them. One of the many reasons this country is nothing like it was years ago.

  35. scbaby2013 says: Sep 2, 2014 8:49 PM

    What does ‘stuff’ mean? Lol what a joke. C’mon NCAA get the facts make a decision

  36. politicallyincorrect says: Sep 5, 2014 12:53 PM

    Meyer may be the least ethical and credible coach in CFB…. this can only mean something became too visible

    OSU.. and Meyer.. are the greatest frauds in CFB; their strategy is to play no one as much as possible, then rely on entitlement (and large fanbase) to shame it’s way into NC picture and, in effect, ruin the legitimacy for all

  37. politicallyincorrect says: Sep 5, 2014 12:58 PM

    tell me we were not ALL relieved and damn grateful when OSU lost last year and gave us a chance a legit NCG…. be honest…

  38. tientzu1 says: Sep 5, 2014 2:29 PM

    OSU.. and Meyer.. are the greatest frauds in CFB; their strategy is to play no one as much as possible, then rely on entitlement (and large fanbase) to shame it’s way into NC picture and, in effect, ruin the legitimacy for all

    Riigggght…That’s why this year and next is VaTech, followed be home and away against OU. Yep definitely looking to pad the schedule with cupcakes…2018 and 2019 Oregon St and TCU, 2020 and 21 Oregon…

    Do you research or just consistently mouth breath?

  39. politicallyincorrect says: Sep 5, 2014 4:06 PM

    to hire an Urban Meyer really says a lot about a school

  40. politicallyincorrect says: Sep 5, 2014 4:07 PM

    Yes I said OSU tries hard to manage schedule and never plays anyone OOC….. your isolated examples are pathetic…. my basic claim is absolutely true..

    OSU should be treated as a midmajor in assessing bowl worthiness…… as long as the B10 is weak and their OOC is weak….. look at last year… it would have been downright criminal for an undefeated OSU to have been considered for NCG… we all knew what they were, they played no one…. and we did find out what they were.. but what if they beat that one conf team and finished unbeaten……. ALL us CFB fans would have been ripped off and we would not have had a real NCG

    how is OSU different than.. say… the MAC champion? other than history…. we need to move away from entitlement in this country

  41. politicallyincorrect says: Sep 5, 2014 4:11 PM

    when is the last time OSU beat a top 10 team?

    outside B10 team inflation (by this I mean an over ranked B10 team ranked 12-15) when is last time OSU even played a top 15 team

    and you cite adding 1 name game a year in the future as a refutation of my point…. come on man…give us a break…

  42. politicallyincorrect says: Sep 5, 2014 4:12 PM

    Ohio did vote Obama

  43. politicallyincorrect says: Sep 5, 2014 4:12 PM

    and Ohio did vote Obama

  44. politicallyincorrect says: Sep 5, 2014 8:51 PM

    Ohio is the midwest’s entitlement state

  45. youpeopleareallthesame says: Sep 5, 2014 10:20 PM

    I know I’m late to the party, but what does “Ohio did vote Obama” have to do with anything?

    That’s the way to win an argument. Change it to something off topic and irrelevant

  46. politicallyincorrect says: Sep 7, 2014 8:55 PM

    voting for Obama is voting for entitlement….. OSU being ranked and making claim for national recognition is a plea based on entitlement…..

    get it now…

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