Sports Illustrated Joins the Urban Meyer Parade

By Ramzy Nasrallah on April 18, 2012 at 1:58p

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BritishBuckeye's picture

Enjoyable read. Nice to finally have some journalism that tells a story rather than making one up.

FortMeyer's picture

Good read. M. Hayes and the Sporting News could take a lesson.

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Dohrmann must have been too busy shining his Pulitzer Prize to write this story.

Doc's picture

Great read, thanks for sharing Ramzy.  I liked the part when Urban was going to make the reporter change his blue shirt.  He gets Ohio State and the rivalry and the entire enchillada.  I can not wait for Saturday and the season to start.  Go Bucks!

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DefendOhio's picture

Loved Fickell's raw and honest quote. 

DJ Byrnes's picture

Same. I also thought the "I'd have rather done it with less class and won a little more" was telling as well. 

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bucki5's picture

Hmm . . . what gives?  This isn't a smear piece, I don't get it.

Sgt. Elias's picture



Like Hayes, Meyer prefers not to let the word Michigan cross his lips, referring to it only as "that school up north." When a reporter recently arrived at his office in a navy button-down, the coach declared, "We might have to find you a different shirt." When the reporter smiled, Meyer turned to an assistant and said, without smiling, "He thinks I'm kidding."

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

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Sorry. Still not enough to make me like that rag.

Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.

JakeBuckeye's picture

You're not enjoying Meyer? Not agreeing or disagreeing with you, I just like to get fans viewpoints on this.

William's picture

I think she was talking about Sports Illustrated?

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

DEF talking about

Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

You thought he was referring to Meyer as "rag"?  That made me lulz.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Yes, I thought she* was referring him as a rag. Thought the subject was Meyer, not SI. Glad you were able to laugh today.

dbit's picture

The funny thing about sporting news is..... Just a few years earlier they named him "coach of the decade".

 Flip flop much?


buckeyedude's picture

I cancelled my subscription to SI long before Tatgate. Wish I had waited. It is a rag, in most cases.



SensibleBuckeye's picture

Sounds like SI took some liberities:

[In February five players were late for a meeting. This tardiness, paired with what Meyer called "a couple of incorrect decisions" made by players over the following weekend, resulted in a harsh consequence: The entire team was subjected to a week of 5 a.m. outdoor conditioning drills in 10° weather.]

Ummmm, last I checked we had one of the warmest February's in a generation and there were no days when we even came close to being as cold as 10 degrees

JakeBuckeye's picture

Don't live in Ohio so I wouldn't know what the weather was like in February, but wouldn't the fact that it was 5 am make it colder outside than the what the temp. was the rest of the day?

BuckeyeW's picture

Living in Cleveland and I don't even remember lows in the teens. We barely got a few days of snow.

ArTbkward's picture

Yes, just before the sun rises is typically the coldest part of the day so usually between 4-6am.  This is February's weather for Columbus, whoever mentioned the coldest lows were just before Valentine's Day was right. 

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...

(Also, I'm not a dude)

Seth4Bucks's picture

I'd think so as well. I know Army PT is no joke at 0630 in the winter. . . bleh

FortMeyer's picture

@Sensible you made me wonder so I checked weather records and the low temp recorded for that month was around ten degrees on the 10th, 11th, and 12th. In thinking back it did seem warm but for a couple of days. We had such few cold days they seem hard to remember I guess.

doctor_brutus's picture

There were 3 or 4 days leading up to Valentine's Day with temps in the teens, including a low of 14 on Feb. 11. Maybe this is what they spoke of.  I don't remember this week much because I was in Jamaica and it was 70-75 every night.  :o)

schooey's picture

I am still boycotting SI over that tatgate piece of trash they published by that gossip guy that won some award. 

Pam's picture

I canceled both SI (subscriber for over 20 years) and ESPN the Mag. I couldn't wait to find them in my mailbox. Then came "the article" and "busted" written on a sweater vest. Don't miss either one.

Doc's picture

I get SI sent to the office for free, somehow.  The only one I look at all year is the swimsuit issue.  Even that is getting weak over the last few years.

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buckeyechad's picture

Despite the obviously piece of crap written on Tress, I find SI has some of the best articles around. For the most part extremely well written and informative.

Poison nuts's picture

Anyway - whether you do or don't like SI - this was a breath of fresh air. Nice to see some journalism actually take place on the subject of UFM. Seemed like a fair & unbiased account of the past & present.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Great article.  They should fire that one jackass that writes for them. 

Class of 2010.