I'm happy that Urban was covering this game tonight, but not because of recruiting or that he was representing Ohio State. This is going to fire him up and piss him off. He doesn't like Saban and it's obvious. He didn't pick Bama to win, though clearly he had to know this one wasn't going to be close. He called them the Crimson at one point also. The best part though was after the game. The guys on set were gushing over Saban. Corso said he was the best teacher of football since Bear Bryant and Vince Lombardi. You don't think that's going to piss off/fire up Urban????? He wants his staff to emulate that of Bama. He wants his players to be relentless in their preparation so they can be as great as the Bama's of the world. No doubt in my mind hearing all this love for Saban and comparisons to the greatest coaches in NCAA history will have Urban fired up. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a maniacal Urban on the recruiting trail in 2014. We may see a significant jump in quality of this team going into 2013 too.
That's my biggest take away for tonight. Forget recruits seeing Urban on TV and him crashing the party for Ohio State. Tonight is the night Urban gets fired up. He got to witness how far away his team really was compared to Bama. I can't wait.