March 4th, 2014 at 2:25 AM ^

Maybe he really should retire. He has had lots of health issue, that could be contibuted to his stressful job. He is fairly young still, should go back to annoucing.

His presser after the losses this year show how hard he takes lossing.

Bando Calrissian

March 4th, 2014 at 2:38 AM ^

Except this is a fairly inocuous procedure completely related to a minor quality-of-life issue. It's something he's known about since the late 90s, and got it taken care of because he was getting headaches. And the supposed heart condition that caused his issues at Florida was actually a total misdiagnosis of an acid reflux-esque esophageal problem that was almost immediately alleviated with a simple prescription. 

The guy's health is a relative non-issue in relation to his job. 


March 4th, 2014 at 6:27 AM ^

First off, no medical procedure is innocuous. Secondly, the odds that the arachnoid cyst caused the headaches are low. He most likely has vasospastic disorder which manifests as esophageal spasms or, in this case, migraines. Finding the trigger, which can be stress, and reducing it is the key to treatment.

I wish him well.


March 4th, 2014 at 2:52 AM ^



Based on this, the cyst is most likely in his brain or on his spine, making this surgery either spinal surgery or brain surgery.  Neither sounds like something you undertake unless you have to.

Hopefully he makes a full recovery and the fluid does not continue to build up, nor does the cyst grow.



March 4th, 2014 at 7:59 AM ^

The MGoDoctors could probably do this better, but from what I was reading this morning (I was curious too), a fair number of these cysts are asymptomatic and many people never get past simply having them monitored.

One site said there are two common treatments if it does require this level of care - one is done via endoscope through a small incision near the cyst. They endoscope is used to open the cyst, allowing CSF to flow normally. The other is the insertion of a small catheter in the cyst which allows the fluid to drain elsewhere. 


March 4th, 2014 at 3:18 PM ^

pretty accurate.  and in terms of neuro type procedures its minor.  but as someone mentioned all cases carry at least some risk even if its younger patients on more standard anesthetic or infectious end of spectrum.  hope hes fine, id never wish ill health on anyone, even if its mostly due to self destructive lifestyle.  but the commentor who referred to meyer as a good guy - come on man - sure hes not a serial killer and he def puts players in pros where they can excel, but compared to other coaches, hes not a good guy, hes close to as sleazy as they come 


March 4th, 2014 at 5:53 AM ^

Meyer should retire.  What good is all that money if he can't spent any of it.  He can continue to kill himself with 100 hour weeks or he can quit, go back to TV and work less than 40. 

Besides, the only surgery that will cure his headaches is a surgery that makes him unable to be chronically pissed off.


March 4th, 2014 at 8:54 AM ^

Isn't this an argument for basically every big-time coach to retire?  We could say the same thing about Saban, or Les Miles, or Stoops, or pretty much any of them who have made a boatload of money.  The reality is, to get to their level means they like the job more than they like spending money anyway.

Haywood Jablomy

March 4th, 2014 at 6:35 AM ^

Ohio's Meyer has surgery to remove cyst causing him headaches. The NCAA Infractions Committee was removed successfully this morning, the coach is resting comfortably with a big gin.

matty blue

March 4th, 2014 at 6:40 AM ^

i want him to be completely healthy when we slap his team around.  i want him to live a long, healthy life, full of regret that he had us solved and then we started dominating him.  i want him to be healthy when we leave him forlornly sitting on a golf cart, eating pizza, wondering how he's ever going to get up on us.

seriously, hope he gets better.


March 4th, 2014 at 7:32 AM ^

I really do hope he gets well. Besides, Nothing should stand in the way of us seeing the look on Urban's face when Jabrill Peppers torches Ohio for the next 3 years.


March 4th, 2014 at 7:59 AM ^

I genuinely wish him well. To say I've suffered from migraines, absolutely debilitating migraines, my entire life is an understatement. I'm told time and time again that they cannot figure out why I get them but I'm not a millionaire coach at the head of a major CFB team. If he genuinely suffers from even chronic headaches (huge difference), I wish him well. Life with a daily migraine is hardly a life at all. I promise you.


March 4th, 2014 at 9:10 AM ^

Danwillhor, I'm so sorry to hear about your migraines, and couldn't pass by the comment without sharing this: An ex of mine used to get them quite a lot. He took one of the prescription meds, which helped, but then he started getting therapeutic massage weekly and they gradually went away. He went to someone who called his practice "massage for pain relief" and knew a lot of physiology, no particular style, but relatively deep/heavy and just let him do his thing. I think they started to reduce in a few weeks and were essentially gone after 6 months (and dropping to biweekly for maintenance).

I hope yours improve!


March 4th, 2014 at 1:01 PM ^

First, than you for the info, well wishes and tips. Genuinely! To answer, I've been to a chiropractor. I went for a couple years and while it didn't relieve my migraines it did generally make my body feel better. Quite like having your whole body "cracked", ha. I felt loose and my body felt better but it didn't decrease my migraines at all. The other suggestion I have never tried in quite that way and I'll have to look into it. What kind if scares my about this news (urban) is that I actually have been getting more and more literal pressure on my brain. They claim they can't find anything but maybe they weren't looking for something like a cyst? Again, I'm just an average guy and I'm sure the HC at a major program has better medical access.


March 4th, 2014 at 8:28 AM ^

When a thread is built upon a unsubstantiated rumor found on RCMB, and the MGoThread's OP has nothing new or insightful to add, it must be removed.  So while it turned out Urban was indeed in the hospital (for something less dramatic than yesterday's thread implied), this is the only post on the topic that was ever needed or wanted.


March 4th, 2014 at 3:04 PM ^

The OP implied nothing dramatic and cited that it was a poor source. Though some of the replies certainly took the leap to the dramatic. Personally, I thought it was valuable at the time, because I don't look at such poor sources and knowing rumors like this can be of value as they do turn out to be true. But I am sure the moderators have a better sense of how often they are true. The flip side to that is that there is an enormous amount of untrue speculation posted here that is never deleted or properly sourced.


March 4th, 2014 at 9:19 AM ^

Rumor threads like those pan out like 1/3 of the time, and when they do, people are always like, "SEE, Y U NO LEAVE OTHER THREAD UP." But people rarely say anything the other 2/3 of the time. The whole point is that it may or may not be accurate, but without a source (and no, teh RCMB doesn't count as a source), it goes away.


March 4th, 2014 at 8:32 AM ^

Is that the doctors also unsuccessfully tried to remove some slime that seems to ooze from him they also reported tons of sand in his nether region....weird.  


March 4th, 2014 at 8:58 AM ^

Unfortunately, every other cell in his body rejected the moral ones, and so he needs another operation from a corrupt source. Rumor is that Jim Tressel rushed to the scene.


March 4th, 2014 at 8:56 AM ^

The nagative recruiting regarding Urban and his ability to coach is going to be epic, led by the SEC (specifically Florida). Tressel enjoyed this with the Lloyd rumors and now payback is a bitch, OSU.