LA Times - Urban's Legacy "Doesn't Smell Good"

Submitted by xtramelanin on January 2nd, 2019 at 12:35 PM

Mates,

Though you might be interested in this article from the LA Times, sent to me by a PSU alum who lives out there.  It has more than one classic quote about Meyer's past teams, included here:

In his six years at Florida, he oversaw several sketchy teams whose players were arrested for all sorts of alleged crimes, including domestic abuse. In dealing with numerous off-the-field issues there, while protecting players instead of holding them accountable, Meyer twisted the truth so much that he became known as Urban Liar

And about the ohio state investigation, this gem: 

Throughout the university’s investigative process, which focused on Meyer’s refusal to fire Smith even though he knew of the allegations, Meyers lied and whined and essentially played the part of the victim instead of owning up to his mishandling of the situation.

Nice to see we aren't the only ones who see Meyer for what he is: a pretty good football coach, but not so much when it comes to character.  Our maize and blue vision is confirmed.

Link: https://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-rose-bowl-plaschke-20190101-story.html

XM

 

Comments

xtramelanin

January 2nd, 2019 at 12:37 PM ^

i would add that while we might be disappointed with JH's record to date, we will never have to deal with this type of failure of ethics.  that has real value in a world that is increasingly 'ethics challenged'.  

go blue! 

BeatOSU52

January 2nd, 2019 at 12:45 PM ^

Nice to see we aren't the only ones who see Meyer for what he is: a pretty good football coach, but not so much when it comes to character.  Our maize and blue vision is confirmed.

 

I would say he's more than a "pretty good football coach"

BILG

January 2nd, 2019 at 5:24 PM ^

Meh...

Based on the talent he had at OSU, he underachieved.  They had Bama level talent and won 1 national title.  Missed the playoffs in 2016 with an all time loaded team, were blown out in 2017 by Clemson, and missed it last year and this year.  

Based on what he recruited and his 100000-4 record in the B1G, should have done more in the post season.  At Utah and UF he was lights out - until of course Saban showed up and owned him and the rest of the SEC.

Getting blown out by Iowa and Purdue were pretty brutal losses that cost them dearly, despite having one of the 2 or 3 most talented team in the country both years.

GoBlueBill

January 2nd, 2019 at 12:46 PM ^

As assistant AD expect plenty of shady things to still go on behind the scenes . Now Urban will be able to use his new power to get ahead of it and quash it.

northernmich

January 2nd, 2019 at 12:48 PM ^

His “tainted legacy” will never be as bad as Paterno or Briles. He won way too much. I know lots of people on this board would take the level of success OSU had even if it came with some of the scandal that Urban created.