The Twitterverse: On Urban Meyer

By Elika on December 14, 2011 at 3:31p
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Urban Meyer, The Closer.

Love him. Hate him. Hate to love him. Love to hate him. It's impossible to be a fan of the greatest game there ever was1 and not know who Urban Meyer is. Nearly as impossible? Not having an opinion on the man.

Meyer is creating enemies around the country, as quickly as he's creating mancrushes all over Ohio. The way the man got straight to work to snatch up the wives, kids and husbands of the B1G likely hasn't helped how polarizing he can be.

We all know how diehard Buckeyes feel about the man. How do those outside of the happiest place on earth feel about the new Buckeye commander in chief? I went to Twitter to find out.

@L__Lee

Lyndsay Lee is a Nebraska alum, Husker diehard and worker-bee for College Football Live on the Worldwide Leader. With the Huskers having just wrapped up their first regular season in the B1G, including a historic (nauseating) comeback over the Buckeyes, here are Lyndsay's thoughts on Urban's move to the 614:

Honestly, the first word out of my mouth was "damnit"  just because, well, Meyer>>>>>>>>Pelini.  Before the hiring of Meyer, the B1G was full of coaches that were good, but nobody was really blowing it out of the water performance, scheme, or recruiting wise (post-Tressell of course), so with the addition of Meyer I think it changes the way the B1G will have to compete.

The ushering in of Hoke, Meyer, TBA Penn St, Pelini, brings a whole new competition to the B1G.  It seems as if before this year, the conference was in a rut...I think the new blood & the fear installed by the mere thought of what Meyer *COULD* do at OSU is good for the conference.  After the great staff hires at Michigan and soon to be stellar staff at OSU, I don't think that any team that wants to legitimately compete for a B1G championship can afford to be conservative.  Those teams force the hand of the other programs to make a splash with their hires and recruiting to keep up.  It can only be a good thing for the B1G.  Although the thought of having Meyer at OSU scares me, I only hope it makes Nebraska realize that slow playing this Pelini tenure will not work if it wants to be highly successful.

@BeingBielema

Not a great day to be a Badger.

The only thing more irritating than the disturbing look on Bret Bielema's face, is the sewage that comes out of his mouth. What did Twitter's favorite Bielema parody think about the new man in charge? Here it is:

What do I think of Urban Meyer at Ohio State?

I'm just curious what his "excuse" will be when I swoop in and steal all of his recruits and Ohio State is the doormat of the B1G?  Gall bladder?  Hang nail? Pussitis? Sand in his poon?  I'm going with sand in his poon.  If that's all you got for me, I'm off to do P90X, later.

-BB

@runthedive

In light of Urban pick-6ing a Nittany Lion commit, Tommy Schutt, how does a true-blue Penn State guy feel about the hire? For that, we turn to Pete Gray of Black Shoe Diaries

As a Penn State fan, I'm obviously not happy that Urbz has set up shop in Columbus. The man knows how to coach, and as we've seen over the past week or two, he recruits on a level that other programs in the B1G simply are not accustomed to. I'm not surprised that he went after Tommy Schutt, and I'm not surprised that Schutt decommitted from PSU, as he was never more than a soft verbal anyway (BUT YOU KEEP YOUR GRUBBY MITTS OFF OF CAM WILLIAMS, MEYER! YOU HEAR ME?!).

That said, Meyer isn't a 100% sure thing. Between the health concerns, and Florida's precipitous decline once Tim Tebow and Meyer's top assistants left, it's fair to question just how much of Florida's success Urbz was directly responsible for. I'm not saying his tenure at Ohio State is going to be a disaster, I'm just saying that another decade of dominance for the Buckeyes is not a sure thing.

The thing I do know with complete certainty, though, is that PSU's margin of error in their ongoing coaching search is now zero.

@UFGreekGirl

Gainesville's favorite Twitter sweetheart2 was able to cross party lines to give me a piece of her Gator-loving mind. So, what did she think about Urban Meyer's tenure at Florida?

I think he made it really easy to have a great time. Whether you were a student, alumni, or a local yokel walking around in wet jean shorts, there was nothing on earth that could compare to Gainesville on a gameday from 2006-2009. Everyone hated us, it was awesome.

She still thinks he's awesome now, right?

I hope he's happy in his personal life, but as far as his tenure at OSU is concerned I hope you a-holes end up in the [effing] Insight Bowl every year until he resigns. I defended him through his initial retirement, the ESPN thing, through the OSU rumor mill, etc right up until he stepped to the mic at the press conference (by the way, when the [eff] did Steve Harvey become your athletic director?).

Now? [Eff] him, [eff] y'all, [eff] everyone. It's like watching an ex you were friendly with go stick his [expletive] in some trailer trash [expletive] that you both publicly humiliated a couple years ago. Whatever.

Ps- Hope you guys are practicing your mixology for some Bourbon Meyers. Bourbon Meyers are half sweet tea, half bourbon, splash of lemonade. Much like the namesake, they seem like a better idea than they really are, you'll grit your teeth and swear to your friends it's the best thing ever, and in the end you'll end up with a migraine and a vague recollection of getting [effed].

@kegsneggs

Adam Kramer, creator of Kegs n Eggs, also happens to be a diehard Iowa Hawkeye. Though the Hawkeyes and the Buckeyes didn't play this year, and won't until 2013, Adam had a message for Buckeye fans with his thoughts on Urbz: 

As a Hawkeye supporter, I actually welcome Urban to the B1G with open arms. My expectations when it comes to Iowa’s success are conservative, and while I’d like to declare them as a yearly Big Ten title contender, that simply isn’t the case.

Iowa doesn’t recruit all that well, and Urban’s presence may actually get the Big Ten’s secondary teams (Iowa included) better players. This idea of “sloppy seconds” is not something to be proud of, but is realistic when you look at the massive difference between Ohio State and most of the other Big Ten schools.

Outside of being an Iowa fan, I’m also a Big Ten homer. I like the idea that the conference could become better because of this, and I’m curious to see what kind of impact this has beyond Columbus. I know Urban will recruit (hell, he already is), but I also think it’s realistic that others could benefit. Well, outside of playing Ohio State. I’m also a Big Ten homer and it’s good to see the conference attracting one of the brightest minds and best recruiters in the country.

With all that said, I’m also quite content that Iowa is not in the Leaders division, although I still absolutely despise having to write these Delanyfied division names.

In conclusion, Go Hawks and congrats on a magnificent hire, Buckeye fans.

@FauxPelini

Ohio State alum and Nebraska head football coach, Bo Pelini, reportedly interviewed for the job that Meyer landed. What does Twitter's favorite parody of the hot-blooded coach have to say? Here it is:

After I turned down the OSU job last month, I didn’t really care who got it. I guess Urban Meyer is a decent choice (I actually can relate to him, since we were both named after popes). His players only had 10 felony arrests during his six years at Florida so he should be able to bring down OSU’s arrest numbers considerably.

I will give Urban one piece of advice: stay away from QB’s like Braxton Miller. The Big Ten needs more Joe Bausermans. Guys with speed like Miller are difficult to coach -- they can wreck drives by breaking off unplanned 50 yard runs. It’s hard to build any offensive momentum when your QB is constantly scoring quick touchdowns. I never got truly comfortable with Taylor Martinez until we convinced him to stop sprinting down the sideline toward the end zone all the damn time. Stick with guys like Bauserman – your defense will thank you for it.

@ParadigmShift35

Not all those with Florida ties harbor resentment towards the man that brought them two national championships. @ParadigmShift35, Florida alum and lead editor of Throw the Flag Blog also happens to be a rocket scientist, so he's kinda S-M-R-T. Here's what he thinks Buckeye fans can expect with Urban Meyer at the helm:

There are two main things you can expect having Urban Meyer as your coach. You will see him pull the top recruits in that nation and, most importantly, he will win with those recruits. I'm sure Buckeye fans are already witnessing the advantages that Urban Meyer is bringing to your school on the recruiting front. I've been reading articles of Urban already snagging recruits or at least their interest in Ohio State.

Is there anything he would've changed about Meyer's tenure in Gainesville?

There are absolutely some things that I would have changed about Urban Meyer's coaching style while at Florida. I would never let Steve Addazio become Offensive Coordinator in 2009 through 2010. Also, Urban had a falling out with Billy Gonzales in which we lost him to LSU. I wish this never would have happened. Billy was a great Wide Receivers coach that would have been great to have in 2010. Also, 2010 was a terrible year for the Gators. There are a lot of things that I would have changed about the play calls. The Gators would consistently run the dive play with our smurf backs. Also, the three Quarterback system was not exactly effective.

Here's how he feels about Urban Meyer now:

To be honest, I feel the same way about Urban. I was at the University of Florida for almost 6 years and got to witness his entire era. I saw him resurrect our program. Is it frustrating that Urban Meyer came back to coaching so soon? Absolutely, but I will never hate Urban. He was a class act at UF and also great when I met him in person.

To be honest, I used to hate Ohio State with a passion until I joined Twitter and started following some very cool Ohio State alumni. I haven't come across an Ohio State person online who was unchill. This definitely changed my opinion of the school. It actually makes me like Ohio State more now that Urban Meyer is the coach.

@mgoblog

Does this man need an introduction? Probably not. Here's what MGoBlog said, when asked how he feels about Urban Meyer at THE Ohio State University:

Annoyed.

  • 1 OF COURSE I'm talking about college football.
  • 2 /snarkheart.
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Matt's picture

Great idea for a post, Elika.  And Kramer from Kegs N Eggs had an excellent point.  I do think B1G 2nd tier teams will benefit from access to the good but not great midwestern recruits that Urban won't be inclined to target.  And you have to love Brian's response.

Denny's picture

Rocket scientist, eh? I work with some of those, and, well, they're not always automatically S-M-R-T.

Solid column, Elika - nice to see some level takes on the hire as well, beyond typical 140 character snippets.

Taquitos.

ParadigmShift35's picture

Couldn't agree more. Just because you work on rockets doesn't make you smart. I never claimed to be a good one.

Denny's picture

Really wish you were a Houston Rockets scientist. Maybe you could fix Yao's foot :(

Taquitos.

ParadigmShift35's picture

Maybe one of my Johnson Space Center bros can help Yao out. I'll hit them up.

phxbuck's picture

I am actually really anxious to see how he recruits Ohio.  I feel in the former administration we would sign quite a few Ohio kids every class that may not have gotten tons of national attention and also did not offer certain guys that seemed like no brainers (mostly o-lineman).  I wonder if some of these 2/3 star Ohio kids will not get as many OSU offers now that Urban has more national pull. 

jfrank373's picture

Love the link to Antoinne. Hide you recruits, cause they climbin in yo windows and snatchin yo people up. So run and tell that, homeboy.

btalbert25's picture

@UFGreekGirl is hilarious, her line about the Bourbon Meyers was pretty funny.  I think the Hippy's opinion sums things up pretty well.  Their Wheaties have most assuredly been pissed in lol. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

She was funny, but still I must conclude:

Cool = farmboys and rocket scientists.

Uncool = Florida c-dumpsters and Michigan chumpsters. The difference between these two is negligible . . .

 

 

MilwaukeeBuck's picture

Fat Bielema is sweating cheese curds and trying to convince the NCAA that Russel Wilson should get another year of eligibility.  His backup plan might be Chris Weinke or a Brandon Weeden transfer.

jfrank373's picture

U-Dub = Transfer U

BuckeyeSki's picture

I can haz scholly?

Banned from BlackShoeDiaries since 2008. Crime: Slander/Defamation of Character Judgement: Guilty

Doc's picture

Elika, is there any way you could get me UFGREEKGIRL's number.  Anyone that uses the EFF word that much is my kinda girl.  I'm sure she won't be to surprised when I give her the "Shocker", she might even like it.  I'm sure she has had a rooffie or two put in her Bourbon Meyer;)

"Say my name."

klfeck's picture

Shocker hell, UFGREEKGIRL has progressed to the minivan!!!!!

 

2 in the front, 5 in the rear........

Kevin

OH!!!!!

Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

Doc's picture

WOW!  She is a dirty girl!

"Say my name."

Jason Priestas's picture

by the way, when the [eff] did Steve Harvey become your athletic director?

Gold.

BuckeyeSki's picture

The resemblence is striking

Banned from BlackShoeDiaries since 2008. Crime: Slander/Defamation of Character Judgement: Guilty

MilwaukeeBuck's picture

Agreed.  Steve Harvey as AD and George F. Will as President..,

Elika's picture

AAAHHHHAHAHA @ George F. Will.

The love child of George F. Will and Orville Redenbacher.

How firm thy friendship... OH-I-O!

Elika's picture

I loved it too, but this is who I always thought of as Gene's doppelganger.

 

How firm thy friendship... OH-I-O!

OSUbucknut's picture

It's good to see all the serial tweeters coming together.  Thank Urban Meyer and probably Tim Tebow the greatest Quarterback since Joe Montainya

BED's picture

Joe Mantegna?

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Other possibilities:

Also:

BED's picture

+1 billion for Inigo Montoya.

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

Denny's picture

Ricardo Mantelban?

Taquitos.

BuckeyeSki's picture

Let's not forget about Aldo Montoya, the Portugese Man O' War

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ERIC OSU's picture

He's out eating a taco!

 

Denny's picture

You win everything.

Taquitos.

BED's picture

SUSPENDED FOR 2 GAMES!

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

BED's picture

Also:

Thank Urban Meyer and probably Tim Tebow the greatest Quarterback Fullback

/fixed

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

tampa buckeye's picture

UFGreekgirl...really that is pretty sick haha

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

can i send a party invite to UFGreekgirl? i wanna take her home to meet my parents

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Squirrel Master's picture

gotta go real quick but first off, I love how everyone forgets (except us) that the first National Championship was not won by Tim Tebow. He was on the team but Chris Leak was the starting QB and it was really us not being able to stop Harvin and their WRs. (sorry to bring it up guys! :(

and also, Meyer brought a Utah team to the brink of a championship before he went to Florida. So for everyone to say "he didn't do much without Tebow and his coaching staff" is full of it and can suck eggs. We got him now and guess what, we have alot more talent than any of those schools and we can bring in more as Urbz has already proven.

Peace out!

 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Urban Meyer is the most interesting man in the world.

He benches Tim Tebow and wins the National Title... with Chris Leak.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Squirrel Master's picture

Stay thirsty my Friend! lol

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

UFGreekgirl is cracking me up!!!  She is my kinda girl!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

It's like watching an ex you were friendly with go stick his [expletive] in some trailer trash [expletive] that you both publicly humiliated a couple years ago.

 

You guys love on her all you want, but know she compared you to trailer trash (expletive)..

when we all know......

this is how they roll...

NoVA Buckeye's picture

tebow jersey fresh off the hanger, i see?

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

BTwrestle04's picture

Anyone else watching the 1997 Rose Bowl on BTN?

BuddhaBuck's picture

Yessssssssssssssss

Don't text while driving.

BuckeyeChief's picture

I watched the 78 Gator Bowl on ESPN Classic earlier...I was pissed off at the end.

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

RBuck's picture

So was Woody.

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

BuckeyeChief's picture

The funny thing is I have watched a few bowl games over the last few days;  there was not a lot of showboating back in the day, but Baughman did seem to taunt the team on their sideline (not that it was right for Woody to slug him); and there was 0 mention of it on the broadcast.

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I worked with a guy named Tim Sawicki (sp?) who was an offensive lineman at the time and said he absolutely started to taunt OSU and Woody jacked him!!! In hind sight - it was the ONLY way for the Old Man to step down!  I was watching the Big Ten Icons show about him last night and got a bit misty eyed when they got to the part where he dotted the I and gave the commencement speech!  Powerful image!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

BuddhaBuck's picture

Whatever happened to Derrick Rodgers?

Don't text while driving.

Keith's picture

Was never the same after Orlando toyed with him.

AltaBuck's picture

UFGreekgirl

I am Groot - Groot

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Is that Alabama from True Romance? I believe she is a prostitute in that fine film.

AltaBuck's picture

You are correct sir! A fine piece of southern hospitality.

I am Groot - Groot

BuckNut1070's picture

All of us 11 Warriors need to go over to this site...http://detnews.com They are really going at The Buckeye Nation!! It's been really fun!!

 
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Bucksfan's picture

I think the only person that has ever assembled these sorts of monsters as quickly as Urban Meyer was Saruman.

The Buckeyes will be an army worthy of Mordor.

Miami of Brohio's picture

So next season can we all be sippin some Bourbon Meyers as we live blog over game time? Sounds like #arealgoodtime

flipbuckeye's picture

But... what about Dr Pepper? :(

Urban Ohio's picture

Thank You!

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

Rooster Buckburn's picture

@FauxPelini is stinking hilarious

Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

Not to be a Lord of the Rings geek, but...OK. I AM a LOTR geek. Saruman was in Isengard.  Sauron was in Mordor.  Sort of the difference between Sparty and the weasels.

On the wall guarding the North Coast from all Weasel invasions.

Kyle's picture

Either way YOU SHALL NOT PASS!