Or maybe he's just conflicted.
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Or maybe he's just conflicted.
he is comming back? wow, he's a duchebag
an indefinite leave of absence, but expects to be the coach at the start of next season. so yes, hes a douchbag.
whats so funny is that there was the health issues and pressure as Floridas HC. Well, hate to break it to you fella but there is absoulutly no pressure as Florida's HC, nothing compared to Michigan's HC's including RR. ugh, dickwad
That's mostly due to the fact that they're winning games. He's got the pressure to, you know, keep winning games. If he went 3-9 and 5-7 he'd be under similar scrutiny to RR. In the same way, if RR won two national championships in the next 5 years and went to another championship game, there would be a lot less "pressure" on him. Until he started losing again.
great minds think alike
there is just as much pressure to keep winning as there is to finally start winning.
flordia doesn't have the same tradition of winning as we do, going 3-7, 5-7 at Flordia would be so bad because they are somewhat used to it. In Michigan however, we haven't seen those results EVER! So you can't say its the same amount of pressure if any. If he's haveing pressure just trying to win another NC then he's wierd, because i'd just relax and say, Hey! were pretty good lets keep this going. Instead of saying theres pressure, which there is not(except for his heart)
Florida has three national championships in the last fifteen years. . .I don't think they'd just let that slide. If you think they would, go find the nearest Florida fan and mention Ron Zook.
wah wah wah i'm jealous of the success Urban Meyer has had so I'm going to nitpick his decision to spend a year with his family and return to coaching wahhh what a scumbag
I agree. Wah Wah Wah.
Michigan fans have issues. Just about every time a coach or player from a different team pops up in the press, the collective IQ of Michigan fans on display in blogs and call in shows is about 24.
But, you know, all that Michigan Class that we always hear about. LOLZ
that this is just not a ploy to keep them until signing day.
I couldn't hear the press conference. What did
he say, "I was just kidding"?
Maybe he did just want some press, if it were
anyone else, they might take the time to think
a decision like that one through, not this BS
right in the midst of bowl season.
1. Urban Meyer runs up the score all the time.
2. Urban Meyer does not discipline his players for on the field incidents.
3. Urban Meyer is tolerant of off the field incidents.
4. Urban Meyer badmouths other programs in the media.
5. Urban Meyer is a lead proponent of the idea that a coach should be a lobbyist for his team.
All of these are better reasons to hate Urban Meyer than his indecision over whether or not to quit coaching because he has a heart condition.
The banner should read "Bitching is mandatory, bitches." Because, like, every thread on the board is just straight bitching. Every single one. Occasionally there's a thread bitching about bitches. (Which is fair because that bitch is a giant bitch, so why not bitch about it.) Sometimes people even bitch about the bitching threads because they think the bitching has gone too far. That's some quality bitch bitching right there.
BlockM, are you rick james, BITCH???..... jp, i agree for the most part, even though I have bitched about bitching.
All this poster does is not capitalize; he should be proud.
if you hate it so much then why are you apart of it!? your bitching about us bitching!
apart - To be separate from, removed from.
a part - To be included in, an important component.
Lou Holtz said it best: Sometimes you make a dicision like this--then you tell the wrong person, and it is going to come out at a time you didn't want it to.
That's probably what happened here. No way would Meyer want to announce this decision at this time--talk about a distraction. Now the bowl game is secondary.
Hell, I'd go so far as to say that's part of the reason for toning down the retirement talk. Call it a LOA for now--try and get the press off everyone for the next week.
This is what happened to Tom Osborne. Retirement talk swirled around him the entire 1997 season. It really heated up leading up to the bowl game. The story was going to break--he had to announce. Plus, he probably wanted to give Michigan fans something to bitch about for the next 400 years.
i'm hot going to call the guy a douchebag, dickwad or scumbag because I am just like all of you on here, I wish U of M had recruited and played as well as florida the last 3-4 years, you all know it you just want to call names for some reason. but, what I really want to say is...........he's obviously been hanging around Billy Donovan too much lately
Or maybe he really does have health concerns, the original report that said he was stepping down for good was incorrect, and he decided to come out and correct it?
I dont like to always assume people are scum bags..sometimes it may just appear that way.
Meyer confirmed the original report himself in a phone call with Herbstreit and a few other interviews with print reporters last night.
However, I wonder of a few candidates for the coaching spot turned down Florida over the past 24 hours and Meyer got talked into calling it an indefinite leave of absence. He still might not come back, but that wiggle room could keep a few recruits around until they sign a LOI.
According to ESPN he was in a hospital for several hours after the SEC championship game due to chest pains. The AD encouraged him to resign due to his health and he accepted but after this weeks practice he decided he couldn't walk away just yet. Sometimes people need to read beyond just their own team news before spouting off.
Personally I respect the man for the success he has had and want to see the same happen at UM under RR. Florida is the school I had modeled in my mind for our coaching change when LC resigned.
Some people are completely fucking insane. And I'm not referring to Urban.
Sure he may have missed a bowl game the day after a heart attack, but that was it. No leave of absence for him.
Bo was a MICHIGAN MAN!
You're criticizing a guy with a heart problem who might have to stop his career because of it.
I submit that YOU are the douche.
And then the OP was a zombie
that was so severe, but his "team" convinced him to stay? That's life threatening. He defied his doctors to coach. He's like the Rudy of coaches.
Dude, get a clue. This is pure and simple PR for Urban Meyer (not UF), just the 1 man.
He was the talk of the town for 24 hours, even though Alabama and Texas are in the NC game. This is what a media whore craves.
so, like, do i have to start paying $9.95 a month to post here? where's beav?
Who the hell are you?
who the hell are YOU?
I believe it was the Philippines (but that was in 2008, 2009 may have been Africa).
if this were such an issue, why not wait until you have a decision made. I mean, it's not like there is a timetable. The reports yesterday said that the Florida AD asked Urban Meyer to take a leave of absence for a while and come back, but he decided to quit instead.
Common, if he had a serious problem (which even though he is scum, I hope he does not) why not either:
1) wait a few days until you are 100% sure you want to quit;
2) take the AD up on his offer and decide on a leave of absence; or
3) really decide to quit and not let your "team talk you into staying" (which is like self proclaiming that he is so great that the people wanted him back).
The guy is a scumbag, although he is a great football coach, he still is a scumbag.
EDIT: actual quote "He said being with his players at a "spirited practice" Sunday morning persuaded him not to resign."
This is one of the most inane posts I have ever read on this blog. Hate him for his success. Be pissed at him (as I still am) for his political ways in 2006 with his pimp Danielson. But to call a man a douche/scumbag/etc. for being torn between a job he loves and his health....I am simply amazed.
Ashy Larry still earns you a plus 1.
Anyone who changes their mind after having a night to think about it. Seriously he made a decision then changed his mind, recruits do this all of the time. Jeffrey Godfrey for example committed to USF then within a week decommited and went to UCF, do you have a problem with him?
Braylon to awnser your question yes, I think anyone who doesnt commit to MEEEEEEEEECHIGAN is a scumbag lol.
The Gators will not be relevant next season anyhow, so it matters little whether Urban sticks around. The power balance in the SEC has shifted to Alabama, and the teams Florida used to handle of late will be much improved in 2010.
jblaze is a scumbag
Thanks internet tough guy.
I'm sorry, that was a bit harsh, but isn't that just what you did to Urban Meyer?
"Prima donna" is Italian for "first lady," referring to the lead female singer in an opera.
For all intensive purposes, your a Moran.
(You clearly don't spend enough time on MGoBlog, it is one of many inside jokes. I don't really think you're a moron)
That actually did occur to me before I corrected the correcter, but I erred on the side of the spelling and grammar police.
I was upset at both Meyer and the media for allowing the news to break right before USC/ BC's Emerald Bowl and taking attention away from these teams' bowl game. There was literally one College Football related thing going on in the whole nation at 8pm e.t. (aka Prime TIme) and Meyer's HUGE story breaks during it. I would think the media is more to blame than Meyer, but either way... classless timing
Iz noat ah tumah!
Buck Nasty has reviewed your credentials and would like to officially invite you to the sixth annual Player Haterz Ball to be held in sunny Orlando.
"Hate! Hate! Hate! hatehatehate!"
Well wlvrine, I hope you like my coat, its made of your mother pubic hairs. LOL great call best tv skit ever.
Hm, let's just start talking trash about people we know nothing about.
I'm sure your assessment of Urban is 100% correct friend.
but not for the reasons you think
It was too long
You're not Lupe?
Actually Im Drake pretending to be Lupe
It's a ND blog, but runs down a host of "issues" with the coach.
Can't really agree with this. This isn't like Brett Favre deciding to retire/unretire umpteen times "just because", this is due to perfectly valid reasons. Changing his mind overnight obviously comes off like a prima donna move, but isn't making the right choice more important than stubbornly sticking to the wrong choice?
And on a completely unrelated note, Urban is a fantastic coach. Anyone who says differently really needs to look at all he's accomplished at every coaching stop he's made.
Scum anything should not be in any Michigan fan's vocabulary.
This post is freaking stupid, plenty of "scumbag" coaches out there but Meyer is not one of them. Taking a year off (maybe) to improve his health? Wow what a crime
You loser! Do you even know him? I do. I have a million dollars that says he is 100 times more of a stand-up guy than you'll ever be. For a matter fact, he probably has about $5 million that says the same thing. Get-a-life!!! You have no idea what these coaches go through. Obviously his record is an indication that maybe he isn't wired the way NORMAL coaches are, hence the multiple Championships and unmatched winning percentage in a relatively short coaching career.
Talk about a stand up guy: I adopt lepers from far off make believe countries and give them 5 million dollars (I have plenty more Dead Presidents). I furnish rockets from discarded Internet Jerk moustaches. All profit.
P.S. I know Betty White, in fact I make sweet love to her every 4th thursday of months that begin with G.
Maybe he just wants to be rural for a while?
anyone who assumes to have insight into what Meyer is going through and that this entire thing is a ploy by a scumbag for PR is an asshat. He was hospitalized after the SEC Championship game, so its highly likely that there is a real health issue at play here.
The job of BCS-level HC is incredibly stressful. Two big ten coaches have died in the last five years while on the job, one from a heart attack. Bo nearly died after his first year. And to insinuate that there is less stress at Florida than somewhere else is truly clueless. All of the big time HC's are internally motivated well beyond what the outside forces could drum up.
I hope for Meyer's sake and his family that he finds a solution to his health concern, whether it leads him to return to the UF sidelines or his backyard to play with his kids and the family dog.