November 28th, 2011 at 6:17 PM ^

I don't think anything is broke in the setting of an NCAA committee on infractions that has yet to rule? This is laughable. If this BS, coupled with allowing the cheater to address the team Saturday doesn't indicate how lightly they view this, the NCAA is more f'd up than I think!


November 28th, 2011 at 6:18 PM ^

He basically said that he isn't going to bother dealing with players being in the wrong places, agents, drugs. He is going to to be "center focused". Fantastic. 

Is it only me, or do the Ohio reporters all sound like rednecks from down South? I guess, they are rednecks.


November 28th, 2011 at 6:18 PM ^

one of the most sterile I have seen.  It's like they were going thru the motions.  No passion.  Brady won me over at his presser.  I wasn't so sure about him before.  After his PC, I would have run thru a wall for him.  Would you do that for Meyer after seeing that POS presser?  Thank God for Brady Hoke!

Gorgeous Borges

November 28th, 2011 at 6:27 PM ^

I'm totally a homer and programmed to hate the guy and compare him unfavorably to Hoke. So I'm going to hate the guy and compare him unfavorably to Hoke.

I don't see much passion in him. It's not clear if he has such a low opinion of the Big Ten why he wants to coach there instead of the vaunted ess eee cee with their ess ee cee speed. He didn't talk much about Ohio State's history and tradition, except, oddly, citing the ineligible 2011 Sugar Bowl team as an example of the essseeeesseee speeeeed that he'd like to see in the Big Ten. He didn't really talk much about the kids at all that he has an impact on except as recruiting targets. He didn't really talk about Michigan at all, which I find odd. He seemed to see the rivalry as something that existed between two people, Bo and Woody, rather than two schools, Michigan and Ohio State.

The guy has won two national championships and coached maybe the greatest college football player of the past 20 years, so he can say pretty much whatever he wants and OSU fans will still love it.


November 28th, 2011 at 6:28 PM ^

One would think OSU will be losing scholarships in 2013 and perhaps a one year bowl band while on probation for the next 5 years.

Meanwhile, coach Hoke will be placing Michigan in high gear and we could dominate this series for the next 3 to 4 years. If Urban fails to defeat Michigan after 2 or 3 years he will really start feeling the stress from OSU fans.

He is a good coach but I don't get him saying he will not be putting in 100 percent, so that he can spend more time with his family. As a coach of a major program you better put all you got into your program. 

It will be interesting to see how this works out for OSU.


November 28th, 2011 at 6:36 PM ^

I would we worried if I were an OSU fan.  This guy did nothing to try and excite the fan base.  Their fan base is down and needs something uplifting.  He was a downer. As an M-man, I'm happy.  Going for 2 in a row!


November 28th, 2011 at 6:49 PM ^

Honestly, I don't think their fans actually care what he said or how he said it.  As far as they are concerned, he could have just sat there and they would have been elated at the mere fact he is going to be on their sideline.

My friend texted me during the presser and said "Dude, I'm getting goosebumps."  Leads me to believe that their emotions were pre-determined...they were going to get excited regardless of whether Urban silently ate a ham sandwich or whether he did the entire choreography of Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Maybe it's the hangover from Tressel and his robotic responses?

Buzz Your Girlfriend

November 28th, 2011 at 6:49 PM ^

Agreed...My biggest worry is not the addition of Meyer, but the fact that Ohio will just throw money at the other 9 positions (save Fickell) and get some really good coaches in there. I've always thought that the sum of the OC and DC is greater than the HC. Fortunately Fickell stays on as DC, unfortunately Bollman is out.


November 28th, 2011 at 8:51 PM ^

Clarrett was innocent! Meyer loves a clean crime free program. Tattoos are bullshit. The players were eligible. The NCAA should have stopped them. Tressell was an honest clean guy and did not speak to the team Friday, which would be another violation. I have a 12 inch cock.

The Blue in Ohio

November 28th, 2011 at 9:16 PM ^

I missed the press conference but i had my wife record it and when i was watching it I hear Urban Meyer say is is and will always be a Gator, I wonder how the Ohio fans will take that? Also, that was just a horrible horrible press conference, he was so bad he made someone have a heart attack (at least that what I was told by a friend)


November 28th, 2011 at 9:55 PM ^

This thread is 100% win.  Michigan fans have a wit to their comments that evokes a charm that escapes the whole of the Ohio fanbase.  They still pat themselves on the back for scUM.


November 28th, 2011 at 10:20 PM ^

just watched the presser, all i gotta say is: what a tool bag. Urban is the anti-Brady Hoke. Can't believe he told the press that Florida was his dream job, and mentioned that he'll always be a gator. i'd much rather have a coach that has the love for the program that Brady does, one that says he would have walked from California to AA for the job (and I believe that he literally would have!) not to mention, Urban bored me to death during his presser, while Brady was up there pounding the podium, making up words, hollerin...... THIS IS MICHIGAN FERGODSAKES!


Not sure Urban is gonna add much to the Rivalry, other than being a good coach & recruiter. He just doesn't have the passion.