Blue in PA

September 19th, 2018 at 11:25 AM ^

He's very sorry that others have the perception that he's a piece of shit.... he truly doesn't believe he is a piece of shit.  He believes that people who know him would agree that he really isn't the piece of shit that many people choose to think he is.

If he's guilty of anything, it is trying too hard to help a troubled player get his life straightened out, while he knew nothing of the trouble that player might have been getting into.

Diagonal Blue

September 19th, 2018 at 10:05 AM ^

Urban Meyer is a piece of shit straight up.

In an interview with Rolling Stone in 2013, a local reporter who covered Meyer’s team at Florida said that Meyer frequently covered for Hernandez’s bad behavior and said he “wasn’t ready to play.”

Other reports found that Hernandez had failed drug tests. Hernandez would fail other drug tests, according to reports, and should have faced bans for up to half a season, per school regulations. Instead, he didn’t miss a single snap.


September 19th, 2018 at 9:43 AM ^

Having observed Meyer's actions for years and read as new things like this are revealed, I've reached the point where I just shrug. It's just the way he is and until he trips and ends up beating his own wife or murdering someone himself, nothing will happen. He enables all of it but has just enough layers of protection around him to never actually feel any consequence. Nothing will come of this.


September 19th, 2018 at 9:46 AM ^

So he warned at least one team not to draft Aaron and his friend Bill drafts him? Sounds like he's sandbagging Hernandez to other teams so he'd be available when it came time for the Pats to draft. 

But maybe I'm just cynical. 

But also, Urbz.


September 19th, 2018 at 10:27 AM ^

This is the thing about Ohio. In football, the Browns and Bangles have been terrible for a long time and the only game in town is OSU. Almost everybody is an OSU fan in the state of Ohio and OSU is very good and wins championships, which fuels loyalty to the team (maybe/ maybe not for the actual school).

We could go into politics and sociology, but that's not the point of this blog, so...


September 19th, 2018 at 12:44 PM ^

I grew up near Cleveland and only moved away when I joined the AF. I now live in Dayton and can attest to the high numbers of non-Buckeyes here. There are plenty, but there are also plenty not. Partly due to the high military population, partly due to proximity to other states that have successful college programs in other areas as well. Also, UD has a fantastic low-key rivalry with OSU due to basketball. I very much enjoy living around here as opposed to where I grew up in the northeast corner of the state.


September 19th, 2018 at 7:02 PM ^

Same, except I've been in Dayton for 25 years.  I also know a surprising number of Michigan fans here.  At times, the OSU fans get on my nerves, but my best friend and my son-in-law are Buckeye fans and couldn't be better people.  I also remember that if I lived in Michigan I'd have to deal with MSU fans, so it's a trade-off.  

Lou MacAdoo

September 19th, 2018 at 11:44 AM ^

I can't believe what my buckeye friends and family have to say about him. They're so blinded by their loyalty. These are good people that I thought would be able to see through the bullshit. Unfortunately, many of them rationalized different ways to blame the victim and the media. One just stated that he was praying that he wouldn't be fired. Another just put his head down and didn't have anything to say. You could tell he was ashamed, but he wasn't willing to express anything. It's been eye opening. 


September 19th, 2018 at 12:25 PM ^

If people don't believe you, they should check out Eleven Warriors, where the overriding sentiment is the Urban apology was fantastic and definitely puts this all to bed. Any further coverage is simply the media trying to make something out of almost nothing. And anyway, he apologized.