Why it doesn't bother me that Urban isn't B1G-COY.

Bucksfan's picture
December 11, 2012 at 6:47p
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I don't have any problem with Ohio State coaches not being honored in this way very often.  The other B1G coaches see Ohio State as always being the biggest school with the most money, the best facilities, and the best recruiting footprint in the whole region.  Ohio State recruits itself, and they probably don't see it as a very big challenge for anyone of mediocre competence to win big at Ohio State.  In fact, I bet most of the coaches took a look at Tressel's teams over the years with a certain jealous disdain, because they would often win games on talent alone, as opposed to effort or gameplan (coughwalrusball).  He may have gotten the shaft in 2002, but it could be argued that those teams went into several games not prepared to play, and still won (partly because they were admittedly talented and partly because of a little luck).  One way to interpret Tressel's use of his own top talent was to put them in positions to do the minimum and still win.  Does that make a great coach?  I bet guys like Danny Hope or Glen Mason or Bret Bielema would spend some time as Jabba the Hutt's slave girl just to sniff the talent of those Ohio State teams.

So, yes, Urban Meyer deserved coach-of-the-year honors from his peers in the conference over Bill O'Brien.  It was a masterful navigation of a season with a team full of young talent that he didn't recruit and disenfranchised veterans that he needed to inspire to play big boy football for once in their lives.  And what happened?  Ohio State is 12-0, and just starting to rock 'n roll underneath him.  They're about to make a killing in merchandise sales this Christmas.  At this point, one could suggest that Urban Meyer could probably go pick out some funeral plots for he and his wife in Columbus because no one is expecting him to go anywhere any time soon.

Life is good in Buckeye nation.  Don't need the validation from the rest of the slackjawed B1G coaches that Urban Meyer is one of the greatest coaches of the past decade and made them all look silly on Saturdays in 2012.  But he'll never get that anyway.  He isn't here to make friends.  He's here to lay waste to everyone who dares challenge him. 

If he's anything like us (and he is), I bet he watched Wisconsin players chomping on roses after that game and wanted to hurl the Leaders trophy through the f'ing wall.  If the thought of Wisconsin once again representing the B1G in Pasadena for the third year in a row doesn't turn your knuckles white, then just give up.  Give up now, the door's over there, and have a nice life.  Meyer's validation will likely be garnished in rose petals or crystal footballs.  That's how we should see it, too, probably.

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

So much this.  He'll never be COY because you can't exceed expectations when your expectations are Big Ten and national championships.  Crystal footballs and Big Ten championship trophies look much better in the trophy case anyway.  COY trophies are the only kind of trophy PSU will get within the next decade.

Class of 2010.

BME_Buckeye's picture

I enjoyed reading this. I honest think that since the bar is so high and the expectation is to win Meyer won't be able to win COY unless he's does what hasn't been done in winning all of his games over a course of 2 season (exluding a bowl game, in which the award is handed out before hand). OSU isn't a school where you win COY awards, I'll take B1G and NC titles, BCS NT and Rose Bowl games. 

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

 

zjhousley's picture

If OSU is 25-0 come this time next year, he will deserve COY and probably will win it!! 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Nah. Billy O will get it again if Penn State finishes 6-6.

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

BuckNutInAnnArbor's picture

Some food for thought (comparing the B1G to the SEC)...
2011:
SEC - Les Miles, LSU, Division Champs, Conference Champs, National Title Runner-Up
B1G - Brad Hoke, TSUN, 2nd in Division, BCS Bid, Sugar Bowl Win
 
2010:
(Co) SEC - Gene Chizik, Auburn, Division Champs, Conference Champs, National Champs
(Co) SEC - Steve Spurrier, South Carolina, Division Champs
B1G - Mark Dantoni, Michigan State, B1G Co-Champs (tied Wisconsin and tOSU)
 
2009:
SEC - Nick Saban, Alabama, Division Champs, Conference Champs, National Champs
B1G - Kirk Ferentz, Iowa, 2nd in B1G (tied Penn State), BCS Bid, Orange Bowl Win

"...but then again 'Michigan' and 'huge mistake' are synonymous so that shouldn't have been much of a surprise to anybody."  - Mark Titus

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Look at 2007. Ohio State was suppose to be in rebuilding mode after losing some of their best players to the draft( Troy Smith, Ginn, Gonzo, Pittman, etc), and they still made it back to the NC. That just proved the award is a joke.

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

RBuck's picture

Doesn't bother me a bit either. One day the award will be known as The Big Ten Urban-Meyer Coach of the Year.
(just had to throw in the hyphen)

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

sb97's picture

Lets go with "Meyer-Tressel (are probably better coaches that the winner)" award.
Or maybe the
B1G Coach of the Year*

*for teams outside of Ohio State

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Ha ha, but I've thought it should have a nice warm, heart-touching name. Maybe something like . . .
Inspirational Coach of the Year
Comeback Coach of the Year
Underprivileged Coach of the Year

Doc's picture

Don't forget,  The Coach that Doesn't Coach at Ohio State of the Year

"Say my name."

Boom777's picture

Tress never was so I don't have much reason to see why Urban would be

Wherever you are, there you be!