Report: Urban Meyer to Ohio done

Submitted by G-Man on November 17th, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Eleven Warriors is reporting Urban Meyer to tOSU as an almost done deal.  They say there's an agreement, but no timetable for an announcement.


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Mr. Yost

November 18th, 2011 at 8:55 AM ^

But it's so tough to watch. And not because for whatever reason there isn't an HD version available.

You see Rich Rod standing on the sidelines...very next play Donovan Warren makes a nice play Manningham makes a nice play...Adrian Arrington comes up big. I'm sure the camera pans the sidelines and Ryan Mallett is going nuts.


Then you think, why the EFF didn't we play like that all year? Why THEN do we open it up?!


...but all in all, it was a great game and a great win. Manhandled.


November 18th, 2011 at 9:23 AM ^

Recall that Henne had a hurt arm and that was why Mallet played against Oregon, PSU and Illinois.  He was still hurt when we played Wisconsin and OSU at the end of the year.  He got healthy for the bowl game, and thus we were able to open it up with a healthy experienced senior 4 year starter QB.....


November 17th, 2011 at 11:04 PM ^

I'd like to see Hoke destroy both OSU and Urban Meyer every year. Michigan beat Urban last time we played him, we'll keep on beating him. OSU can keep him and the criminals that play for him.


November 18th, 2011 at 7:55 AM ^

need to be tucking his man part under their crass and saying "she puts the lotion in the basket, she does it when she is told" or is that optional as well. 

In all seriousness, I doubt that is accurate.  Not the right hire for OSU.  Remember when Miles to Michigan was a "done deal?"


November 17th, 2011 at 11:52 PM ^

The pineapple guy's last link has a list of the first 24 incidents--which alleged lawbreaker do you think was a hero? Felony domestic violence by strangulation? Unauthorized use of a dead woman's credit card--70 times? Multiple counts of date rape?

They aren't all criminals, I agree...but who were the heroes?

The FannMan

November 18th, 2011 at 12:35 PM ^

I think you are missing the point - a coaching change is only official when you see the guy at the podium saying how happy he is to be there.  John U. Bacon aside, I am still sceptical that Miles still doesn't go to LSU and get more money rather than coming here.  Also, the 2011 Les Miles report wasn't a rumor.  A station in Baton Rouge was reporting it as a fact.  A done deal.  They also said that Pelini had been hired to come to LSU.  Like many on this Board, I wasted an hour or two of my life late one night listening to what turned out to be utterly wrong.  Just like the "its Harbaugh," "its Gruden," "its the other Harbaugh" rumors that were all wrong.

Now, maybe this ends up being correct and Meyer goes to OSU.  However, I am not going to worry about it until I see Meyer at a press conference in Columbus.


Ali G Bomaye

November 18th, 2011 at 11:40 AM ^

At Florida, it seemed that Meyer was able to bring together ludicrous collections of talent that sometimes played sloppy and underachieved.  I know, it's tough to knock a guy who won 2 NCs in 6 years, but I don't think Meyer's coaching abilities are all they've cracked up to be:

  • 2005: Transition year.
  • 2006: Meyer's first NC team won because of their unbelievably talented pass rush, not any brilliant offensive schemes (they didn't break 28 points in a game in their regular season conference schedule).  Pretty much the entire defensive line from that team went in the first round or two of the NFL draft, and remember, Meyer doesn't coach the defense - the credit for that unit went to Charlie Strong.
  • 2007: Probably Florida's best offense under Meyer (Tebow's Heisman year), but the Capital One Bowl clip should show how undisciplined and beatable this team was.  They lost 4 games.
  • 2008: Meyer's second NC team started perhaps the best college QB of the last 25 years and again had a talented veteran defense, and still lost a game to an unranked team.
  • 2009: OC Dan Mullen left for Mississippi State before this season, and even with a senior Tebow, the offense only hit 30 points twice in SEC play.
  • 2010: Meyer's final year at Florida.  Without Tebow and Mullen, the Gators lost 5 games, and were held to 14 points or fewer in 4 of those 5 games.

So what am I trying to say?  For a supposed offensive genius, Meyer's results are decidedly mixed.  Before Tebow started (2005-06) the offense was above-average at best, and without Dan Mullen (2009-10) the offense wasn't that great either.  Given what Mullen has been able to do with questionable talent at Miss St., it seems reasonable to credit Mullen with a lot of the offensive success under Meyer.  And even with Mullen and Tebow, Florida never developed a consistent running game other than TEBOW SMASH - a lot of their success came from Percy Harvin being a ridiculous athlete and breaking a play or two.

I think Meyer (if he goes to Ohio) will be a good coach for them, but I don't think Ohio getting him is necessarily the kind of coup many people think he is.


November 18th, 2011 at 11:48 AM ^

If I'm honest with myself, I worry the same thing. And not just because Urb's coordinators seemed to help his sucess. That's another reason I would want Luke to stick around, it would help ease the transition, Luke would command a higher pay and hopefully influence getting all our coordinators higher salaries.

But also if we hire Urban now, it would be yet another Gene Smith decision. We all know how those have gone lately.


November 17th, 2011 at 11:05 PM ^

Today's lesson in "Rumormongering is what the twitters are for" comes courtesy of 11W:

Eleven Warriors
We are 99.7% sure Urban Meyer has agreed to a deal to become the next coach of Ohio State. Solid sources. Plural.
But then...

Andy Staples
Spoke to someone who would know tonight and was told any report of a deal between Urban Meyer and Ohio State is untrue. 


Fire up the FlightAware, Buckeyes, and buckle up.  You're in for a bumpy ride.