Leaving this here without further comment about the integrity of Urbz:
Just confirming what this board already knew.
Leaving this here without further comment about the integrity of Urbz:
Just confirming what this board already knew.
reads like sour grapes.
with no ties to our school. Fire away!
That's exactly what I was thinking.
It does sound like sour grapes. I hope some ex-Ohio player is saying the same thing in a couple of years.
Urban Meyer is " He who must not be named " here in Central Florida.
Two national championships is a hard burden to bear.
whose coach left them at the altar.
But having said that: Meyer is one of the most sanctimonious a**holes walking.
across football and basketball by that same newspaper. Very impressive work.
Well it is an Orlando newspaper...
It's interesting. Of their two former national-championship coaches, one (Spurrier) competes against them every year, so they can't really cheer for him if they want to - and the other is Meyer.
Shady win-at-all-costs sanctimonious ass hole? Sounds like a perfect fit to replace Tressel.
I was thinking that. I"m glad someone else was thinking the same thing I was.
Can someone explain the draw of the nickname "Urbz" to me?
and less douchey than "Urban"?
only popes, dictionaries, and outfitters are named urban, srsly...
and douchey country singers
Even more douchey than Urban....
That takes one half of a second longer than saying "Urbz"...
That saves you 50 minutes of time! Hows that sound?
truncating a word and replacing the truncated part with a "z" or something is an urban thing to do. get it? it's hip gibberish, youth identification, bro. Urbz just wants to be in with the kewl krowd(tm)
...are not mutually exclusive.
There's bad blood between the Orlando Sentinel and Urban Meyer. It seems like they're not ready to let it go just yet.
This may be part of the reason they are having a hard time letting go. Urban does what Urban wants, no questions asked.
It obviously could have been handled in a much more professional manner, but I don't really have a problem with this. He was sticking up for one of his players. Like I said, no idea what he put in print, but he very well could have deserved it.
The guy just printed a quote from a Florida player questioning Tebow's abilities as a quarterback. Meyer acted like he made the story up and tried to get tough with the guy when all he did was quote a player.
He gave Tebow a scholarship to come play football. This guy just doesn't like that Urban left.
Water is wet
does that say Section 1?
I don't think I have ever seen a fanbase hate a coach that won them a National Championship as much as some Florida fans hate Urban Meyer. The closest one I can think of off the top of my head is Rick Pitino and Kentucky and that is probably not even that close.
What if Carr had left in 99 and we had to hire Will Muschamp?
Is the fish hated?
That would be a GREAT post. I've been trying to think of somebody more hated than Meyer and I'm stumped. I was going to say Petrino in Atlanta but he didnt win anything there. Just about everybody else who won anything are liked by at least SOME of their fans. Not Meyer.
Edit: I know for a fact that Fisher wasnt hated by everybody cause I still like Fisher.
LSU won the BCS championship in 2003 under Saban (although USC was no. 1 in the AP poll).
If this were a trial even Lionel Hutz could poke enough holes into the story to kill it. But, it's not. So just enjoy another Urban-is-a-douche-bag story and move on. It's like dipping your hand in a seemingly empty Chips-Ahoy bag and finding there's one left.
Say hello to Miguel Sanchez!!!
+1 for the obscure simpsons reference.
A pretty dumb article, though pointing out that Urban trotted out Tebow to deflect away from the rather rough crowd he had on those UF teams is kind of true, if also pretty petty.
Still, who really cares, Orlando Sentinel?
The Sentinel has had a grudge against Meyer since he threatened one of their reporters during a practice.
I saw that video. An orlando reporter pointed out the crimmality of one of the players and urban got mad. The reporter was right. And lets not forget mass murderer aaron hernandez
The reporter used a quote from a Florida receiver saying that Tim Tebow was a running threat, but John Brantley was a "Real Quarterback." Meyer took exception to that and threatened to ban the Sentinel from Florida facilities.
Who cares? Well any time the name Tebow is mentioned you seem to get interest. So that's a start. Then take Tebow and make him look used by that evil guy who left their football program to take care of his family. Yeah, I would be upset also. Urban just does what is best for him. Furthermore, the UF faithful need something to take the heat off of their own bad football season; why not Meyer?
Well, other than the whole RR thing of the last 3 years.
Just gives another example of the real Urban Meyer and how much people on Gainesville dislike him
ARE MAKING ME THIRSTY!
Urban is a typical SEC couch. Not surprised at all by this.
At least he isn't an MSU couch.
They are hardly limited to Youngblood or to disgruntled Gators. eg Lawrence Marshall, current UM commit was widely expected to go to Ohio State. When asked why he chose UM, he said that Brady Hoke was "real" and implied that he could not trust certain other coaches "who will remain nameless."
Brady had better get a winning streak together against Urban before the guy suddenly bolts from Columbus.
Take it for what it is worth, but Yahoo! ran an article after the Big Ten Championship Game regarding the general lack of sympathy which was being experienced by Florida players from the Meyer era as Urban went down to Michigan State.
It was written back in December, of course, but that article was some mildly amusing reactions to Ohio State's loss is here - (LINK). If this is the impression left in Florida, I can only imagine how OSU would react...
They would make Fatal Attraction seem like a Drew Barrymore movie.
"These players clearly felt duped" by Meyer
People often don't want to take his health scare at face value - and maybe it was bullshit - but you can have a bunch of doctors tell you that you have a heart problem and later learn it's just a minor relfux issue. That happened to my mom about a year or so ago. We were scared for two weeks, and now it's nothing.
Two things Eric (and I'm glad your mom is ok)
1. I'll bet anything she didnt hold a dramtic press conference announcing her retirement from the family because of her unexpected heart problems in an attempt to gain sympathy from the rest of the family.
2. I'll bet even more she wasnt having a "thing" with a coed at the time either.
And yes, their circumstances were not identical. Most importantly, my mom - a two-time Michigan grad - would never in a million years go to work at Ohio State.
I've called Meyer a slimeball as much as anyone, but was the coed thing ever reported in mainstream media?
The uncertainty should not have lingered nearly as long as was portrayed. In the words of one doctor "It seems a little peculiar that you would completely quit a job for something that can be easily corrected,"
Urban got care right away when he had the pains after a game. Biochemical tests, EKG and other tests can quickly rule out a heart attack. It might take a few months to rule out other conditions and further support a specific diagnosis of esophageal spasms. The limited facts at hand also suggest that Urban's unresponsiveness was related to the sometimes overused sleep medication, Ambien, which had previously affected his level of consciousness according to reports attributed to Urban's wife.
Anxiety is a common source of the types of problems described above--from insomnia, to heartburn and possibly even the esophageal spasms.. But why would Urban be anxious on the night he had the chest pains-- after a big win vs Cincinnati? I don't know. Here is a picture of him during that game being embraced by Hernandez, who seems quite happy with Urban
(after almost completely escaping suspension for multiple positive drug tests, assaulting a bartender, and refusing to speak with police about a still unsolved drive-by shooting by a man reportedly fitting his description).
How many sentences are in a paragraph? Apparently only one or two for Mike Bianchi. I love how blogs get talked down by the MSM, and yet they turn out magazine blurbs on the regular. Another reason mgoblog is better than any newspaper in the area for sports. On top of the great staff here, there are people who put out analysis for free here that put these "journalists" to shame. Rant over.
That's a really good question.
Good questions are hard to come by these days.
But not for jsquigg.
He asks good questions where others won't.
I agree that small paragraphs are annoying and outdated, but it's taught in journalism classes. It's supposed to keep the reader interested. I believe I saw something in my journalism textbook that said, "Think about hitting the 'Enter' key after every sentence you write".
So...Urban Meyer is an asshole, eh? He'd be a perfect fit at Ohio State.
He treats objects like women, man.
So Florida fans are acting like they didn't know his moral high ground act was bullshit all along? The legal issues were very public, and it stands to reason there were many more that never reached the press. Totally sour grapes.
Florida boosters included a free lawyer to keep Urban's players out of jail. Some ask whether the school and city officials even turned a blind eye to many legal problems Other fans, recruits, and players also probably did not care what was going on until they themselves felt deceived by Urban.
It is a shame that it took so many so long to say anything.
But better late than never.
'Meyer is the most hated coach in America!'
'We did a while back.'
So subjective. Author's question: "Think about it. What other coach is hated by the school where he attained his greatness?" Obviously, the author didn't think about it, because I can tell you that NO coach is hated more than Rich Rod by West Virginians.
How would Gator fans feel if Florida had very little success before Urbz got their, Urbz was a native Floridian and Gator alum, and then bolted like he did?
....when Hoke jumped to SDSU before the bowl game and left his team hangin'? :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
That is, of course, if (a) there are such things as Ball State fans, and (b) they actually cared about their football team. :-)
Mike Bianchi is Orlando's version of Drew Sharp. He constantly goes after Urban and the Gators, whether there is a good reason to or not. Orlando is a Gator town, so these sorts of articles draw lots of attention for Bianchi and the paper.
From listenting to the radio down here, it sounds like Youngblood was a huge Urban guy. He thought the players under Urban were saints and could do no wrong. Then his buddy lies to him and suddenly his entire outlook on the players and program changed. He's not the most credible source. Urban is a douche, but not because Bianchi or Youngblood say so.
The section about Urban begins at about 7 minutes.
To me, Youngblood's answers to questions sounded spontaneous, unrehearsed and honest. He felt lied to by Urban several times about his promises to stay. He felt lied to when Urban promised to recuit high character players but in fact he cultivated a group with one of the worst arrest records in recent history.
You could reasonably question the motivation of Youngblood's comments (e.g., feelings of rejection). But his motivations really say little about the truth of the comments--the fact that Urban misled people--as clearly documented by his widely quoted promises to recruits, players and fans.
You could also try to label the reporter, Bianchi, as a muckraker, similar to other notorious jounalists. But questions about his motivations for delivering a message would not invalidate facts in that message itself. If you were the parent of a naive high schooler being given promises by Urban today, would you not want your child to carefully evaluate evidence about Urban's trustworthiness?
I'm not disputing that Urban is a liar and all around sleazy dude, but Bianchi has been used as a source several times on the blog. We should be aware that he is comparable to Drew Sharp or Skip Bayless.