Urban Meyer Slated to Play in Chick-Fil-A Bowl Challenge

By Kyle Rowland on April 23, 2013 at 4:29p
Coaches at the 2012 event.2012 Chick-Fil-A Bowl Challenge participants. [Paul Abell/Abell Images]

It's hard to outwork Urban Meyer. The Ohio State head coach has a legendary work ethic, but it's no secret that golf is one of his favorite pastimes. All one needs to know is where he resides: off the seventh fairway at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

So it comes as little surprise that Meyer has become a regular at the Chick-Fil-A Bowl Challenge, a golf tournament that pairs head coaches with other university representatives for the right to collect $125,000 in scholarships for their respective school. 

The nation’s premier head coach and celebrity golf event will be held April 28-30 at the Reynolds Plantation resort on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. In the past six years, the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge has provided $3.3 million in scholarship and charitable contributions.

Over the three-day event, several tournament rounds will be played in addition to the featured, televised round of coaches and celebrities. The complete field of head coaches, professional golfers, former athletes and celebrities includes three NFL Hall of Famers, six Heisman Trophy winners, 10 national Coaches of the Year and 16 Pro Bowlers.

The 15 university teams will be vying for the $125,000 first-place prize with all teams receiving a portion of the $520,000 scholarship purse.


Alabama: Nick Saban and Mark Ingram
Auburn: Gus Malzahn and Bo Jackson
Clemson: Dabo Swinney and Steve Fuller
Florida State: Jimbo Fisher and Terrell Buckley
Georgia Tech: Paul Johnson and Jon Barry
Miami: Al Golden and Gino Torretta
Mississippi: Hugh Freeze and Sean Tuohy
Mississippi State: Dan Mullen and Fred McCrary
North Carolina: Larry Fedora and Roy Williams
NC State: Dave Doeren and Tom Gugliotta
Ohio State: Urban Meyer and Jeff Logan
South Carolina: Steve Spurrier and Sterling Sharpe 
Syracuse: Scott Shafer and Jim Boeheim
Virginia Tech: Frank Beamer and Dell Curry 
Wake Forest: Jim Grobe and Riley Skinner

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