Urban Meyer Denies Turning in Florida for Secondary Violation

July 3, 2013 at 1:42p    by DJ Byrnes    
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Because somebody gave Clay Travis national media exposure, Urban Meyer had to deny the report he turned Florida in for secondary violations via a text message to the Columbus Dispatch:

"It is absolutely not true that I turned in the University of Florida."

Although, as CBS sports notes, this doesn't mean Ohio State didn't report a violation:

Though that doesn't mean Ohio State didn't report the violation to the NCAA. According to an Ohio State spokesman, somebody in the school's compliance department read that there might have been contact between [Florida assistant Brian] White and [recruit Curtis] Samuel on a recruiting site and they let the Big Ten know of the possible violation.

Come back to me, actual football games; I need your sweet nectar in or around my mouth.

 


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rdubs's picture

That's because it was reported in a rivals article first!
 

tennbuckeye19's picture

And Fischer's follow-up tweet:

d1145fresh's picture

But if Urban didn't turn in Florida it doesn't fit into my imaginary story line that I created to get more readers to my article - Clay Travis, probably.
Also since when is it a bad thing to report NCAA violations? Would it have been better if OSU just let it slide?

Grayskullsession's picture

I believe not reporting a known violation is a violation in and of itself.

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

tennbuckeye19's picture

But, but, but, Urban is the devil!

tennbuckeye19's picture

Honestly who gives a hooping funt about any of this? I absolutely love how in today's world how complete non-stories can become such a big deal. Oh the outrage! Oh the drama! Oh the complete river of crap flowing constantly from hack journalists with an ax to grind...
 

Poison nuts's picture

Right. Hacks needing content. Please football, we need you to hurry up.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Denny's picture

I would answer in a truthfull honest manner, but I do not know what a hooping funt is. I assume something involving barrel-making.

Taquitos.

Poison nuts's picture

Similar to a flapping waap...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

tennbuckeye19's picture

I'm not even sure what it is really. And sadly, I heard the phrase on the sitcom 'Blossom' many years ago and it has stuck with me ever since. 

Denny's picture

[joey lawrence whoa dot gif]

Taquitos.

CALPOPPY's picture

Yeah, +1 and I didn't get past the first sentence.
Thank you for hooping funt. 

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

GoBucks713's picture

August 31 cannot come soon enough. I pledge to all of my 11W brethren, that if I stumble upon a genie in a lamp, or somehow meet the devil at the cross roads, and am awarded 1 or multiple wish, the first thing that will come out of my mouth will be "Make it 6am EST August 31, 2013, and make it snappy." I will sacrifice my soul to get us past the next 59 days.

-The Aristocrats!

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

I'm starting to see why he left FLA.. What a freaking clown show. Urban left. He isn't coming back. Your issues are not related to him. Let go and move on. This isn't an 8th grade dance.

Maestro's picture

Urban Meyer is the DEBIL.

vacuuming sucks

Grayskullsession's picture

HE TEWK ER JERRRRRRRRBS!!!!!!!!!!!

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

Hovenaut's picture

Clay Travis, and your computer.....

chicagobuckeye's picture

What bothers me about the media in recent history is that is completely acceptable to throw shit at the wall and see what sticks. While it is important to dig up information to expose unacceptable actions, these media talking heads should be accountable for their actions as well.

MN Buckeye's picture

Exactly.  That and they write stories based on rumor and third-hand information.  I would be careful bashing on all media, after all, 11W counts in that category.  We need solid, reliable information, and there are very few reliable sources.  This is one of the very best.

chicagobuckeye's picture

And don't get me wrong I am not bashing the "media" as a whole, but the tendency to write second- or third-hand stories to make sure they are quoted as one of the first to do so. I think there are quite reputable sources out there and for college sports 11w is 2nd to none.

buckeyedude's picture

There is no "news media" anymore. The media is like TMZ. Garbage. I don't believe the lies. They tell me gas is cheap, unemployment is almost nonexistent, and the economy is humming, and UFM is evil. Right.
Who do I believe, my own two eyes or biased media?

 

 

FROMTHE18's picture

Like how they cover their bases with words like MIGHT...SOMEONE ELSE MIGHT HAVE DONE IT...the dude made it up and got busted...id expect ESPN to give Travis a call for a job within the week.

FROMTHE18's picture

annnnnd boom ESPN is all over this 'story'. How many shots have they taken at Meyer over the last year? I've counted 3 solid attempts at assassination.

CincyOSU's picture

All over it? They were one of the last ones to even acknowledge it. SI, Yahoo, CBS, Fox, etc all had stories out before ESPN put this up on their website. The video with Matich is actually EXTREMELY complimentary towards Meyer and basically says he did what he should have done(if indeed he did anything at all). I'm not sure how that is an "assassination" attempt?

tennbuckeye19's picture

Cincy's right, I didn't notice a story on ESPN about it till after it had been reported by multiple other sources. 
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9448352/urban-meyer-knew-ohio-state-buckeyes-reported-florida-violation-source-says

Poison nuts's picture

True that the announcer for ESPN had UFM's back, on the other hand, they also interviewed Mike Bianchi, directly following that video that was on the link, as though he was a special Gator insider in regards to UFM & his days at UF. Bianchi writes for the Orlando Sentinal, he was an observer more than an insider. He practically salivated when asked about the arrest record. He should not have been interviewed, as it should be recognized he has a very obvious ax to grind, but once again, the co-host of the show had UFM's back. I think they gave it a fair treatment, but hate that Bianchi was on the there as some sort of expert.
 

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

OSUs12-OH's picture

Haters gonna hate....

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

BrewstersMillions's picture

This is all going to increase Urban's image as a villain....and I couldn't be happier. Do you know what sort of rage starts to spread when a guy as incorrectly detested as Meyer is wins things of consequence? We are all going to live off of the tears and butt hurt of SO.MANY.TROLLS this season when Ohio State spends the fall moon pounding the rest of the country en route to a national title.
If (When) Urban tees up Alabama and smacks them in the mouth for 4 quarters, Bianchi, Hayes, Travis and co. will be falling over themselves trying to get the first shots in on Meyer and Ohio State in an effort to be edgy and clever. None of its going to matter if (when) Ohio State wins its 26th game in a row, Miller holds the Heisman, and Meyer hoists the crystal. They'll all have to accept the fact that they live in a world where their anti-Christ is undefeated as the head coach of The Ohio State University and is the guy who put an end to the era of SEC dominance he started in the first place.
We're the bad guys now fellas. Embrace it. It's like being a Raiders fan-except the team you cheer for doesn't suck. Quite the opposite. We are going to be hated as fans more than ever, Meyer is going to be hated as a person more than ever, and all things Ohio State are going to enrage everyone except the small fraction of society that pulls for the Scarlett and Gray.
 

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

FitzBuck's picture

I thought the Anti Christ coached at BAMA.

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

JYBUCKEYE's picture

Yeessss!!!  This is why I put out an APB on Brewster when we didn't see him for a week. 

cinserious's picture

Our "small fraction of society" is still enormous compared to any other university in the country/world.

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Idk why I'm ignorant enough to open these articles up and read the comments section...
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/eye-on-college-football/22...

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

jedkat's picture

my favorite:
 
"You have the kuxury of making this all about your precious Buckeyes and winning and losing. I suppose that gives you some smug feeling of superiority as you reference mythical National Championship runs and, of course, being better than Michigan. If you had the intelligence, you would step back and see the bigger picture. An egomaniacal liar and cheater, who is a few more police reports and disclosures from becomming the person that enabled a murderer to go without facing the law. The case of Hernandez threatens to help Urban Meyers lies and cover-ups make Jim Tressels look like kindergarten fibs, and to expose him as an enabler that would put Jerry Sandusky to shame."
bwahahahaha
I count at least 35 separate butthurts in this statement

"I was tired of trying to work my way around the back, so I just ran him over"

~ Joey Bosa

Fugelere's picture

Wow, did they really just compare Urban Meyer to Jerry Sandusky?
 
EDIT: Spelling 

CALPOPPY's picture

Awww, man. I wish I had the kuxury.
And I bet I'll be even more excited when I actually find out what it is.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Does journalism exist anymore (outside of 11W)?

Class of 2010.

Hovenaut's picture

Sports journalism?

Not really....it's all sound bytes and weak opinions anymore.

Another fine opportunity to take a moment to appreciate how blessed we are to have 11W.

ATT2121's picture

Only in the land of unicorns and pink bunnies.  100% correct Hove, we are truly blessed to have 11W. I still can't believe that this site is free. Almost feels like we are taking advantage of this great site.

 
 

"It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close."
Jesse Owens
 

Citrus's picture

Shhh! Don;t want them to get any ideas!

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

bahaha anyone just watch the around the horn about Urban Meyer and his previous players? Jesus it gets nauseating

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

cplunk's picture

I realize there is a lot of season to go, and anybody can beat anybody, and going undefeated two years in a row is extremely difficult, but when we beat an SEC team in the championship this year it might cause th start of the second civil war. And the complete implosion of ESPN. 

GOSUBUcks's picture

ESPN and Fox reporting this story are just mad that they don't have an NCAA vendetta against Penn State or OSU to report 24/7 about. They feel their value has been nonexistent this summer (as it has been) so they have to start reporting conjectures and rumors.  But you're right, football season can't come sooner

CincyOSU's picture

ESPN actually reported this story after the majority of the other major outlets. Had you actually read the ESPN article, or watched the video within the article, you would have noticed that they were actually on Urban/OSU's side.

GOSUBUcks's picture

ESPN had the headline as, I quote, "Meyer Endorsed Turning in Florida." Sorry I disagree respectfully but it's not journalism if you head an article that way coming from just conjectures. You have to remember how ridiculous that title was right

CincyOSU's picture

Did you read the article though? Headlines are meant to draw eyeballs to the page. The headline was misleading, but the article (and video) itself was extremely fair, if not pro-OSU. I would have taken issue if the article also had a negative slant, but it clearly did not.
 

GOSUBUcks's picture

I admit I skimmed it at first and then read it this morning after you said it seemed fair. I know it's a way to attract attention but I just disagree with that way of reporting. If you have to make a title like that to attract people to the article then should it be worthy news to read in the first place? In the end I think it's just espn trying to create summer buzz out of very little and I just want the season to come so this stuff can stop. 

Mush's picture

I LOVE taking on the identity similar to the Oakland Raiders of the 70's - Us against the World

cajunbuckeye's picture

+1 for combining two of my all time favorites. The Red Rocker in the avatar and the legend, Jack Tatum.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

Mush's picture

Thanx Cajun !! Plus we share the same hometown of Sidney...sshhh

Fugelere's picture

I want to fall asleep tonight and wake up on 31 August.  I sincerely hope we absolutely destroy every single team we play.  I want to crush their hopes and dreams. 

harleymanjax's picture

Come back to me, actual football games; I need your sweet nectar in or around my mouth.

THAT"S WHAT SHE SAID!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Northbrook's picture

If anybody at tOSU reported Fla for a suspected recruiting violation, how did that information become public? Would Fla have been informed by the NCAA who reported the suspected violation?

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Would this even be an issue if it weren't Ohio State?

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

pjtobin's picture

This reminds me of my dads favorite saying to me. " shut the hell up you dumbass!"  This fits nicely with so many haters. 
(Dad only said this to me ten or a thousand times. Mostly in good humor. )

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

CALPOPPY's picture

Yet you still continue to comment...
;)

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

Bucks43201's picture

Cincy - just come clean, man...do you work for ESPN?
Why else come on here 95% of the time to relentlessly defend them.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

CincyOSU's picture

Bucks43201 - Just come clean man. Did someone who works for ESPN pick on you when you were a kid?
And it's not defending ESPN as much as it is pointing out the blatant confirmation bias that pervades these boards at times. Has ANYTHING I said on this thread been based on an emotional opinion (ie ESPN sucks)? Has ANYTHING I said on this thread been factually inaccurate?
But hey, if it helps you sleep at night think whatever you want.

Bucks43201's picture

Whatevs man

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

cajunbuckeye's picture

ESPiN pokes the bear and Cincy shows up in an attempt to soothe the savage beast. He's in the marketing department and trying his best to not lose subscribers.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

CincyOSU's picture

I see the game you're playing here. Someone points out the fallacies of the "ESPN hates us" logic with factual information and you resort to the "Cincy must work for ESPN" response in an attempt to cheapen what I might have to say.
Riddle me this...if I'm the a$$hole here, why do I never call out others by name for their asinine comments, yet others feel it's perfectly fine to call me out by name? What does that say about you?
 

cajunbuckeye's picture

It say's I'm mean spirited and sarcastic, and I don't care about your feelings?

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

CincyOSU's picture

Thank you for proving my point...you post based on emotion, without regard for any logic.
Happy 4th!

cajunbuckeye's picture

Glad to help out. Have a happy, and safe, 4th of July.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

Michibuck's picture

Come on Aug. 31st.

cinserious's picture

Lets get CINCYOSU a proper avatar! any ideas?

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

CincyOSU's picture

Aww, I'm touched.

CALPOPPY's picture

So you're saying you want a Jerry Sandusky avatar?
(sorry, that fruit was on the ground...it wasn't even hanging low. In fact it's rotting.)

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

tussey's picture

I thought this video on ESPN was pretty funny, the guy setting up the story was trying to get Trevor Matich to be all up in arms about this whole thing and he puts him in his place by asking what are we so upset about?
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9448577&categoryid=2378529

BME_Buckeye's picture

Didn't take long for someone to make a joke out of all of this. Lol! 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

buckskin's picture

Imagine having a coach bring your school back to national prominence, win a couple of national titles, then spurn you to go home for his first love.  Florida isn't getting over that one anytime soon.  My thought is that if OSU did find out, they would be very diligent to do the right thing due to our recent violations; it would be a violation to keep quiet (as mentioned above).
Meyer is just like Woody.  He could care less what everybody on the outside thinks; he is too busy developing his players as men. 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I was kind of hoping he did tell.  I enjoy the butthurt of UFail fans. 

Class of 2010.

CALPOPPY's picture

But that's the beauty of it. It does not matter. The butthurt is strong.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.