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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brandonbauer87's picture

Ohio State as the only B1G team in the party. Sounds familiar. 

ATLBuckeye09's picture

It's all ACC & SEC Schools AND THEN tOSU. Go figure!

Because they wouldn't let me go for 3!
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Toilrt Paper's picture

Does Hoke look like a golfer??

Bucks43201's picture

I know Jeff Logan...he's a heck of a golfer.
I like OSU's chances in this one.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

gwalther's picture

If you live in Canton, Ohio, stop by Logan's Sporting Goods and support a small family business.

Class of 2008

ODEEZ330's picture

wow I live in canton n have never patronized his store. Next buckeye hoodie will be from there now

stark county football

gwalther's picture

Still run by Jeff's parents/family man. I know selling a pair of shoes is a big deal for them, so check them out in addition to the hoodie.

Class of 2008

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Urban should be allowed to play with Jack.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Hovenaut's picture

Very cool, hope Jeff and Urbz take it!

okiebuck's picture

This is cool but aee you guys sure this pic isn't from last year? Sure looks like Vince Dooley and someone else from UT on the bottom right...

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Nappy's picture

Yep, and I'm pretty sure Mark Ingram is not a middle aged white dude

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

Jason Priestas's picture

Yep. Caption under the photo reads "2012 Chick-Fil-A Bowl Challenge participants." Can you not see it?

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Surprised Gus Malzahn isn't teamed with Sir Charles. I'd love to see that trainwreck.

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

MN Buckeye's picture

I see they put all the short people in front.

acBuckeye's picture

Syracuse can't even find a former player to play with Shafer? I feel bad for Shafer in that he'll be teamed up with a crybaby for 3 days.

Bucks43201's picture

Hahaha + 1

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes