Dispatch Sources Confirm Meyer Next OSU Coach

By 11W Staff on November 23, 2011 at 12:02p
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Sometimes figures of speech related to numbers have a way of working themselves out over time. Two Ohio State sources confirmed to the Columbus Dispatch Wednesday that the lingering hypothetical (emphasis on hypothetical) .03% of doubt in the back of anyone's reasonable minds can all but be put to rest:

Two well-placed sources at Ohio State University confirmed for The Dispatch this morning that Urban Meyer will be announced next week as the next head football coach of the Buckeyes.

But the sources also said final terms for a deal – such as length of contract and financial remuneration – have not been decided, despite recent reports to the contrary. Also, the sources said that though interim head coach Luke Fickell has not been in the loop, he will be taken care of when or if Meyer accepts the job. In what capacity, the sources weren’t sure.

If the Columbus paper isn't good enough for you, just give it time; a press conference sometime next week should placate even the most cynical Doubting Thomas(es) amongst us.

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TLB's picture

Since it is from "real" media, perhaps Hooley can now jump on the bandwagon.

Luke's picture

Predictably he has! [LINK REDACTED OUT OF RESPECT FOR Y'ALL AS REASONABLE THINKING HUMAN BEINGS]

AcrossTheField11's picture

I heard from a reliable source that Bruce Hooley has a vanereal warts.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

btalbert25's picture

I told you not to tell anyone!!!!!!!!!!!

DowntheSideline12's picture

My source said it was anal warts... 

Greg Jennings "I put my team on my back"

flipbuckeye's picture

My source said it's 99.7% sure it's of the anal variety.

BrewstersMillions's picture

SbB broke that story first. I wonder how HE knew what kind of warts they were....

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

DowntheSideline12's picture

I was very tempted to make an extremely inappropriate Penn State related bash here

Greg Jennings "I put my team on my back"

buckeye56's picture

I'm trying not to get TOO worked up untill I hear it from the mouth of Meyer, but once I do, someone fetch my fainting couch.

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Anybody see Rick Reilly's tweet? Something about "tattoos of Urban Meyer"... What an ass clown. How can anyone take ESPiN seriously? I doubt he made a similar somment about a free house for Kiffin when he took the USC job.

BrewstersMillions's picture

I suggest you don't even bother. You can't hate Rick Reiley, you just have to nothing him. He ranks right up there with Hugh Jackman and Pen caps as things I care little to nothing for.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

But Hugh Jackman was Wolverine! Damn him!

BrewstersMillions's picture

Scrubs reference caught. Well done sir.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

Denny's picture

Going to start selling 'Urban's Turbans' all around Columbus. Really think they're going to catch on, you guys.

Taquitos.

Matt's picture

Urban's Bourbons.  I know the plural doesn't work, but believe me everyone will be ordering Ubran's Bourbons from the bars from now on.  Please message me if you want to invest in Urban's Bourbons, LLC.

Denny's picture

Urban's Suburbans [via Xhibit]

Taquitos.

Matt's picture

Race you to the patent office

Denny's picture

I'm 30 miles away :(

Taquitos.

Bucks's picture

I'll delay Matt, just dave.

Denny's picture

Dave will only get me 2 yards closer to the USPTO.

Gotta do that like a zillion times to cover the 30 miles, and we all know Dave takes a full 35 seconds to set up and run again. It's gonna be a few days until I can get there.

Taquitos.

Northbrook's picture

But if you Dave on 3rd and long, well nobody expects that.

BuckeyeSaab's picture

+1 for use of the acronym USPTO.

I'm sorry for not being sorry.

Colin's picture

I hope they at least give Fickell the option to stay on...even if he doesn't take it.

frozen buckeye's picture

Me too!  I hope none of the MAC schools are looking for a coach. 

Cobrakai's picture

So, do we think Fickle will be retained as Assistant Head Coach or as  Assistant to the Head Coach?

BrewstersMillions's picture

Situational Urban? Don't mind if I do!

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

The Six Fingered Buckeye's picture

+10,000,098

Please, be honest. This is for science.

Kennywayne34's picture

Players should break out the fickell head bands. See Earl Bruce

BuckeyeChris's picture

On another thread yesterday, I suggested, "OHIO" head bands. Yes? No? 

faux_maestro's picture

I been saying that to anyone who will listen though I bet LUKE headbands would be put in the same place as the JT wrist bands.

Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

Luke's picture

Six seasons and a movie, plz Urbz.

Denny's picture

Are they doing the Buckeye Bounce lol.

Taquitos.

matti's picture

all is nice wait till after the weekend for announcment but people it is hate week!!!!!!!!!

frozen buckeye's picture

You got that right.

Here's a link to the Dead Schembechlers: Bomb Ann Arbor Now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwGXMryTbwE

 

Enjoy the Hate!
 

KenK's picture

Time to change 11W banner to"Urban Renewal".

Johnny Hooker: "He's not as tough as he thinks". Henry Gondorff: "Neither are we".

Buckeye Scottie's picture

So, when is the headline going to change?  "Phone's ringing....It's Urban on the line"

flipbuckeye's picture

Acquire Urban. Retain Fickell. No mention of of the Bollrus. 3 for 3.

I must repost:

flipbuckeye's picture

We can only hope this isn't as much of a distraction to the players as it is to us leading up to the Game.

chitown buckeye's picture

THis is shaping up to be just what us Buckeyes need after the past off season!! Get a win this Saturday, taking the heart of all Michigan Fans!! Then announce Urban on Tuesday taking the soul!! Go Bucks! I cant wait for Saturday!!!!

"I'm having a heart attack!"

JLP36's picture

Seems like someone somewhere along the line could have made the slightest effort to keep a lid on this until next frickin' week.

NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE GAME AND EVERY YEAR MATTERS!

This is a MAJOR distraction from the game and could have easily all been taken care of just as easily next week.

F*** michigan

JLP36

BuckeyeChris's picture

Ten years ago, that may have been possible. In this day and age keeping news like this quiet is pretty much impossible, which = props to 11W (and the like, not to infer there is an equal). 

JLP36's picture

Big deals go down in the business world every day that are kept largely secret.  This could have stayed at the simmering rumor level it had been for weeks until after THE GAME.  And yes it will affect the players in the week of prep, which does affect performance on the field.  Poorly handled PR - must be another Gene Smith special.

JLP36

DowntheSideline12's picture

While I realize I will get flamed for this post, I just have to provide my honest thoughts and want other's honest opinions as well. 

Yes this is a distraction, but in all reality, do you really think this is going to change the outcome of the game? I bleed my scarlet and gray, love the Buckeyes, but I refuse to sit and look at this blindly. We are the worse of the two teams playing Saturday. That's a fact. We have the talent to win, however we really haven't done much of anything to prove we will. I see an Ohio State win only coming if we force turnovers that produce points. While the best rivalry in sports really elevates the level of play from both sides, I don't see us placing ourselves in a position to win. I really hope I'm wrong and will be the first to admit it if I am. The players will come to play their butts off no matter what rumors are swirling. 

Greg Jennings "I put my team on my back"

UNDERTHEBLEACHERS69's picture

my only concern is that the cheerleaders will be too distracted to nail the perfect cupie

darren sharper, one of the hardest hitting safeties in the league

btalbert25's picture

yeah I don't put a lot of stock in coaching rumor like this affecting the team negatively.  I think everyone, including Luke probably knew this was coming.  They still love their coach they have now and will play hard for him.  The seniors will want to make sure they never lose to Michigan.  If the team loses, and it may very well lose, it's not going to be because of rumors about Urban Meyer.

Bucksfan's picture

Becoming a forgone conclusion at this point.  But for some reason, the same news headlines about Meyer every day this week is the best kind of Groundhog Day you could ask for.

GO BUCKEYES!!!  ONWARD TO ENDING SEC DOMINANCE OVER OUR FAIR NATION!!!

blazers34's picture

this stuff will work itself out.  i'm much more concerned with the game right now

Ken-Yon Rambo's picture

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.  Just saw this on EDSBS, was going to link to it here but you beat me to it.  What a great video!

How firm they friendship...

Bucksfan's picture

Oh my god, that's hilarious.

20sider's picture

hahahahahahaha!!!!

GO BUCKS!

741's picture

Comedy Gold. Thank you!

Cross Village's picture

Dang Phunny Hoke!

The wisdom rolls down his jowls & off his chins like sausage gravy!

 

 

btalbert25's picture

lol, doesn't he sweat sausage gravy?

faux_maestro's picture

He SWEATS butter, he BLEEDS sausage gravy.

Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Grey Box of Life

Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.

DaveCHS's picture

How about 7 years for $40 million.

buckeye d's picture

Now that we feel good about the Urbanator, how about L. Bentley as our next OL coach?

Big Swede's picture

I'm hearing a lot of buzz about Vic Janowicz as the QB/Punting coach

buckeye d's picture

I just worry about VJ's history of exchanging game-used leather helmets for discounted tattoos.

RBuck's picture

My wife just told me that it was reported on 610WTVN radio that Wexner and Shottenstein brokered the deal with Urban. Also reported that Gene Smith is out as AD and will be allowed to accept a demotion or resign gracefully.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Now we have a chance of being in a decent bracket this March......