July 7th, 2013 at 5:26 PM ^

What is wrong with your dirty?

Where does the writer claim that Meyer is dirty? My damned computer isn't even working right. I searched, and it can't find the word dirty in the article.


July 7th, 2013 at 5:27 PM ^

So even in the the morally bankrupt SEC, Meyer still managed to turn some heads. Impressive to say the least. I find it hilarious with the bible study bullshit too. Explains why God sent him to Ohio.


July 7th, 2013 at 5:29 PM ^

Yup, he's even worse than Hernandez. Meyer did everything but pull the trigger. It unbelievable that he hasn't been arrested for murder yet. /s (this will never end)


July 7th, 2013 at 5:30 PM ^

Again? I hate the guy as much as the next fan, but anyone other than Vandy complaining about morals in the SEC needs to grow up.


July 8th, 2013 at 3:25 PM ^

Yeah, I recognize the scandal is pretty bad for Vandy, but historically they seem like the one program in the conference largely immune to these issues.  It is similar to how I view PSU in terms of one horrible scandal not completely invalidating a program that seems to be largely above major issues.  But yeah, not the best timing.


July 7th, 2013 at 5:32 PM ^

but if we lose another game to him—which is likely to happen at least once if he stays there for as long as most OSU coaches have—I'm not looking forward to the endless whining by UM fans that he only won because he's a cheater.


July 7th, 2013 at 5:52 PM ^

Well see the way it works, is when your coach takes on an at risk kid who fails to turn his life around, your coach is still a good person for giving that kid a chance.  When the opposing coach does it and it turns out poorly, it seems hypocritical to rip them to shreds.  

I'm not really seeing evidence that a program that encouraged law breaking was run.  31 arrests over 5 years is data without context.  Without football and the structure it brought, perhaps twice as many would have been arrested.  Perhaps Meyer wasn't the greatest role model in the world and ran a loose ship, but it seems like the media is taking this too far unless they've managed to dig up something juicy.  

Plus someone actually died here, using it to score moral highground points off a rival seems rather tasteless.  


July 7th, 2013 at 11:25 PM ^

Jenkins, the cornerback, eventually left Florida for North Alabama after Meyer’s successor, Will Muschamp, dismissed him from the team after marijuana arrests. Several months later, Jenkins spoke to The Orlando Sentinel about his dismissal.

“If Coach Meyer were still coaching, I’d still be playing for the Gators,” he was quoted as saying. “Coach Meyer knows what it takes to win.”


July 7th, 2013 at 5:37 PM ^

So were Meyer & Hernandez a team that went out and committed crimes or was Urban like the Godfather and Hernandez was just a henchman for the organization?

Perkis-Size Me

July 7th, 2013 at 5:48 PM ^

I know its the offseason, so naturally board material is going to be hard to come by. But we need to cut down on all the "OMG, URBAN MEYER" fluff that's been posted within the last few days. Makes us look desperate and like we're trying to find any way to bad-mouth Meyer that we can. Additionally, its just getting really old and its not presenting any new information. We all thought he was a scumbag when there was a thread about him yesterday, and I'm pretty sure our opinions haven't changed with this thread, either. Give us something new about Meyer or don't post anything about him at all.

(Insert typical post of "if you don't like the thread, don't comment on it" below)


July 7th, 2013 at 6:35 PM ^

I understand that he would have won the national title in his first year at OSU had there not been a bowl ban, but these Meyer posts have to stop. As an SEC coach he acted like an SEC coach. Why is that surprising?


None of these stories really affect OSU or Meyer now.  We'll be fine regardles of what Meyer does or doesn't do.


July 7th, 2013 at 6:52 PM ^

This article is essentially a summary of information which is generally available from numerous other articles published since Urban Meyer decided to leave the friendly confines of Gainesville, so I think we're going to step in and say something at this point. 

Unless someone finds something unique and substantive regarding the Meyer-Hernandez connection other than the fact that Urban happened to be the head coach at the time Aaron Hernandez came to Florida, and something which shows a deeper problem than the known questions surrounding Meyer's consistency when it came to punishments, the thread will very likely go. Say what you want here, but the next such thread comes down. 


July 7th, 2013 at 7:31 PM ^

And also in the "piling on," department, I don't like it, but when it infiltrates your own conference I think, we as indiviiduals, have a right to voice our opinions.  OSU basically stated, non verbally, they were ok with their coaches being dirty as long as they won big time simply by hiring Tressel with his documented NCAA baggage while at YSU. He would not have even been considered for the Michigan job.  All he did at OSU was ignore about 300 pages of documented cases of his players getting in trouble, often times with him very much aware and deciding to ignore the obvious.   It appears they are setting themselves up from another future crash with this man. "It's ok Urb. Just don't lose any fb games," is their mission statetment it appears.      ^I am certain many of you read the poll count for the dirtiest programs in every conference.  While MSU won in the Big Ten, the writers stated something to the effect, "While OSU would appear to be the frontrunner for this dubious distinction in the Big Ten, we have to give MSU the nod simply for the number of violations,"  I honestly believe MSU has gone to great lengths to prevent these things from happening again since the Perles days, but OSU, on the other hand, has seen to make a concentrated effort in the opposite direction, and we all know their obvious justiification for taking this path because for them winning is all that matters, with how the hell you do it not even part of the equation.


July 7th, 2013 at 7:51 PM ^

Lemme say it like this:

1) Yes, you clearly do mean to pile on, OP.  That's why you started a new thread about this.


2) I'm not sure what "even NYT" means exactly.  They haven't defended him, have they?  They aren't really loyal to him, are they?  So I don't know why any more weight than usual is put into their opinion than anyone elses.


3) I'm just a grumpy coot tired of parroting this topic.  We all know it.  We all knew it before he was hired at OSU. 


4)  "you're", not "your".


July 7th, 2013 at 8:14 PM ^

I don't like Urban Meyer. But I do believe it's wrong to put blame on him for Aaron Hernandez being a complete scumbag. Maybe Meyer was a little more lax about things at Florida than he should have been, but Hernandez made his decisions so he's the one who should get all the flak. Aaron Hernandez brought Aaron Hernandez down.


July 7th, 2013 at 9:43 PM ^

This isn't really specific to Meyer, but I found it interesting.  This is a 2-year old piece from Sports Illustrated on explaining crime in college football.  There is also a video at the end of the article.  It also cites that Florida based players have a pretty high percentage with a criminal record.  But, they also have liberal laws for open public records.  I just found this interesting.