Sporting News Article on Meyer

doodah_man's picture
April 9, 2012 at 2:40p

A recent article in teh Sorting News on teh "Problems" at Florida with Meyer and after. I went through and as I encountered then, I copied and pasted…this is what substitutes for journalism now…

Multiple sources told Sporting News that Meyer…
…  one former player said,…
…through interviews with multiple sources….
But multiple former players and others close to the program say….
…what Meyer’s players called…
Former players, though, contend ….
According to multiple sources,…..
…. one former player said.
While former players say ….
…. a former player said….
….  multiple sources confirmed….
There were rumors that….
….  a mounting number of players…
… sources said…
… according to multiple reports…
A source told …
… former players say….
…  according to sources…
…  former players say, …
Many others are fearful…
According to sources….
… sources say
…  one former player said

The slurs continue

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NW Buckeye's picture

LMAO. Nice find.....

Pam's picture

When I asked him via Twitter about his conflicting opinions he said that UFM is a great on field coach. So, I guess the point of his article was to show that UFM is not a nice man.

faux_maestro's picture

My favorite part of this article is about Nick Saban: So Nicky Satan doesn't play well with others. Boo-flippin-hoo.


Isn't this essentially what people are saying about Urbz?

Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.

Mr. Slick's picture

Everything else he says can be thrown out the window when you read this....


4. Rich Rodriguez, Michigan. Don't let Year 1 fool you: The spread option -- the scheme that has taken over the game -- is Rod's baby. No one runs it better -- when he has players he recruited for the system.



Buckeyevstheworld's picture

He said Brian Kelly is a better coach than Tressel. l...o..l

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

Sgt. Elias's picture

That article is a festering pile of excrement.  I gathered: 

1) Good players are treated differently then scrubs. I learned this in Pop-Warner. You will find in real life, good employees are treated differently as well. Get used to it. Life is not fair.

2) College kids often smoke weed.  The sky is also blue and bacon is delicious.

3) Urban steals your recruits.  Good.  

4) Urban is mean sometimes.  Sack up Nancy


"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

Buckman's picture


I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.


pcon258's picture

you missed the most important part. matt hayes has sources....thats the only thing this article proved to me

ThirdLegLouie's picture


If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

NYC Buckeye's picture

I completely agree, this article managed to put up 3,000 words of nothing of real substance...  

I can't believe this is getting so much attention....

tennbuckeye19's picture

I think the health reasons were a factor, but not THE factor in leaving.

From what I have read the roster issues at Florida had to do with talent not panning out or being developed or being ready more than anything else. Every year Urban was at Florida they were ranked in the top 5 nationally in recruiting. In his last year there (2010) they were ranked #1. Its not like the cupboard was completely bare. That whole idea is way overblown. 





NYC Buckeye's picture

sorry I edited my post when I realized the talent issue was brought up in a different article which was linked within the one above...

but I have to disagree, if the health reasons were a factor, why did he take a job with ESPN immedately?  His recruiting classes were the best nationally year in and year out, but that isnt exactly a science and the teams talent level took a huge step back from Tebow/Harvin years... 

IMO, he basically quit on Florida cause his team was going through a talent level dry patch, and Nick Saban stated kicking his ass.... this is why I do not trust Meyer completely...

Alhan's picture

I can't really buy the argument of why take the ESPN job immediately after.  An ESPN analyst job = super cushy compared to the high stress life of a college football coach (and is discussed by UFM in the Buckshot story "Sports Illustrated Joins the Urban Meyer Parade".

I also remember reading a story a few months ago where he talked about how he didn't know how to handle the stress and let go of the reins a little bit which led to the burnout.  During his time off from coaching he apparently spent a good deal of time with successful peers at other schools to learn how to have a better work/life balance.

He's at least saying the right things in my mind and I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt that he wont quit if things get a little bumpy.

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

corveyer's picture

^^^ perfect summary. 

BuckNut1070's picture

These are individuals that want to create a problem for tOSU!! They want to dig up anything negative they can find, or run with anything written by some other source. It sounds to me like it's more of a coaching philosophy than anything else. The players should have to earn their place on the field. Probably more of a "Blown Out Of Proportion" story!! If you aren't pulling your should have to have something to motivate you. If you want to be on that field...EARN IT!!!  GO BUCKEYES...AND SCREW FLORIDA...SCREW SPORTING NEWS...AND ESPECIALLY...SCREW MICHIGAN!!  Just remember tsun...Kharma's a B'Yatch!!

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

Doug Funnie's picture

More motivation to light up 70+ points on teams.  Urban is a bear, and I learned you never poke the bear!

Hoody Wayes's picture

Success breeds contempt and will fuel much more of this pulp.

tennbuckeye19's picture

If anyone's interested: Check out Sports by Brooks twitter. He's got some links to stories from Meyer's tenure @ Florida that specifically discuss the infamous 'Circle of Trust'. Seems like even though Meyer is denying its existence, which I could care less if it existed or not, that there's some validity to its existence @ Florida. 

Sounds like Meyer was talking about what players he could trust to make plays and which he and the staff felt had not earned their trust. Doesn't sound like it was a 'Secret' club or anything. 


Bucks43201's picture

I saw George "Pulitzer" Dohrmann on ESPiN this afternoon, promoting a book.

My dear Lord...that guy Dohrmann has one punchable face.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Alhan's picture

I'll give you +100 on that point.

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

sathey's picture

People are REALLY going to HATE us when we hang 60-70 points on them and I cannot wait!

btalbert25's picture

Health could of absolutely been a deciding factor in his leaving.  Not only physical but mental health.  The guy only came back to coach that final season at Florida based off of a promise he made to that 2006 recruiting class.  He took a job at ESPN, big deal, how many days a week do you really think he worked?  He got a fat paycheck to fly to colleges and watch games and talk about what was going on.  He probably spent a day prepping himself and then went to the game.  2 or 3 days per week max, a couple hours here and there.  That's not exactly 20 hour days 7 days a week trying to recruit, break down films etc.  He was looking for balance in his life and found it.  I remember a hall of fame coach in basketball doing the same thing at Duke. 

He had some major concerns and obviously his home front was suffering as a result.  Did players getting in trouble and added pressure from other coaches who worked around the rules contribute to his well being?  Probably so.

We can all believe pieces that come out from sources giving the Sporting News and Brooks' of the world quotes, or we can believe what a guy who played for Meyer and knew him well says.

If you haven't looked at it in the Buck Shots yet, I highly recommend reading this article.

Alhan's picture

Hah BT, I didn't read you had posted this until I had responded above.

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke