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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MGJS SuperKick Party

November 17th, 2011 at 11:13 PM ^

Demi and Ashton are trending on twitter too. Same with women who don't cook.
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<br> I don't believe anything I read on twitter unless it's posted by espn or sports illustrated.
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<br>And Urban Meyer doesn't scare me what so ever.

Elmer

November 17th, 2011 at 11:09 PM ^

If true, so much for taking a couple of years off to chill out and be with the family.  OSU is another high pressure job, just like Florida.  Some guys just can't help themselves.

Even if he does take the job, I doubt he's still there in 5 years.

ryebreadboy

November 17th, 2011 at 11:15 PM ^

Can we change "report" to "rumor"? I'll trust it when a credible news outlet says it. 11W may be just a little biased. Then again, with the state of investigative journalism in this country, ESPN will be reporting it in about 11 seconds using 11W as their "source".

G-Man

November 17th, 2011 at 11:29 PM ^

Thought about doing that.  But 11W is usually respected around these parts (including the proprietor of this here blog) as legitimate news.

I made sure to highlight that its them in the body so no one would think it was a widespread news release or wire report.

clarkiefromcanada

November 17th, 2011 at 11:43 PM ^

Ramzy might be tight with Brian but he's still nothing more than a honk for Ohio. He posts more than his fair share of hopeful/delusional crap about the ongoing "investigations" etc.

This Meyer business seems a lot like that.

Eve_of_TheRivalry

November 17th, 2011 at 11:15 PM ^

Lets remember he retired from Florida for "health reasons" (amongst other things)... Why would he take on a program which is in shambles and under the NCAA and everyone's microscope? The only thing worse for his health would be taking over at Penn State- I think he is staying in retirement.

rbgoblue

November 17th, 2011 at 11:56 PM ^

however, on a serious note, if true, fickel should probably give his resignation, effective today.  i understand he forced into the position and didn't exactly have the university's support, but to have your school arranging your replacement behind your back is embarassing.  leave with some dignity, on your own terms.

Yeoman

November 17th, 2011 at 11:59 PM ^

Foley's back in Gainesville and Fickell to Florida is a done deal. Multiple sources. No timetable for an announcement--they'll probably let Muschamp finish the season.

Bollman's rumored to be first choice for the job in Ohio. If they can't get Gruden, that is.

BiSB

November 17th, 2011 at 11:16 PM ^

I totally believe these rumors, and I look forward to the many battles between Urban Meyer and Coach Miles Ferentz Schiano Gruden Harbaugh Hoke.

Wendyk5

November 17th, 2011 at 11:16 PM ^

Whether it's Urban or someone else, you know tOSU isn't going to rest on their laurels with some two-bit coach. We should expect nothing less. And we should want nothing less. 

ixcuincle

November 17th, 2011 at 11:18 PM ^

He left UF to be with family and mind his health, but is already back in the fray after 1 year? I don't know...

Repeat the hesitations that have been shared in this thread. I don't know if he wants to go through another pressure grinder, at least not now. Maybe in a few years. 

maizenbluenc

November 18th, 2011 at 10:30 AM ^

because the impact to recruiting of an Urban Meyer at Ohio State (even over Penn State) is a significant challenge (starting with Dunn staying), there are enough major openings this year to make it a good time to name your price.

On the flip, depending on how the NCAA actuals comes down on Ohio State in the end, they may need a fall guy. Some Kiffen-like homer , or (sorry in advance) naive Rodriguez-like candidate who would jump at the chance despite the risk to come in and sit over a program in catharsis.

The thing is, OSU's self-imposed sanctions are only 1-fers (unlike ours), not the typical 2x the crime. If the NCAA sticks to the rule of two, then they are looking at 10 scholarships, 2 bowl games, etc. Then there is the risk of an AD and maybe even a University President change. A lot of risks there. It depends on how Meyer sees the risk / reward. (Same thing at Penn State. I think the risk is actually lower there, the question is the recruiting cache versus OSU.)

KBLOW

November 18th, 2011 at 9:33 AM ^

He only had a down Miami and a down FSU to really compete with him in his backyard.  Sure he was (still is?) a really good coach, but he's not some savior for Ohio's program.  The NCAA won't pull their punches just b/c Meyer might be coming on board.

wolverine2010

November 17th, 2011 at 11:25 PM ^

said he wants to coach again, but he has it made at ESPN. It's a no stress job that pays him a lot of money to sit around and just talk football. I don't see him coaching for another couple years.

Amutnal

November 17th, 2011 at 11:24 PM ^

Kinda depressing that in the middle of an NCAA Shitstorm AND with their mouth breathing fan-base AND a dumb fuck AD, they still get their number one choice. We couldn't get our number one (Harbaugh) choice who was an alum and had to settle for our 2nd or 3rd choice. Now I'm not complaining after the fact, but it's somewhat puzzling since UM is a class above OSU on almost every level.

neoavatara

November 17th, 2011 at 11:27 PM ^

Urban may be the coach of OSU someday.  Heck, he could be the coach of OSU next year.

One thing I will guarantee you...Urban WILL NOT TAKE THAT JOB BEFORE SANCTIONS COME DOWN.  He is a smart man...why would he walk into a mess?

I agree about not being scared either.  Saban beat him on a regular basis, so did MIles.  We can too.  

Farnn

November 17th, 2011 at 11:29 PM ^

THe media saying that it's a false rumor doesn't mean it's not true.  I doubt OSU actually wants it out there that they have replaced their coach mid season, without even firing him.  Would upstage the seniors 2 days before senior day and coming before the Michigan game as well.  I can easily believe there is an oral agreement between both parties just as easily as there has been no such meeting.

 

As much as everyone says: why would Meyer want to go coach at OSU, after his health issues and the troubles going on down there, he has always said he'd like to coach at OSU, ND or UofM, and I doubt the actual sanctions from the NCAA will be that damaging.  OSU's stonewalling and "self reporting" after the cat was out of the bag seem to be keeping NCAA punishments at a minimum.

 

And with the way the defense has turned around this season, I'm much less worried about opponents' coaches than I was 4 months ago.