Tim Tebow Holds Eight-Second Conversation with Potential Ohio State Recruit, Commits Secondary Violation

February 27, 2014 at 2:17p    by DJ Byrnes    
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It's been years since Tim Tebow assisted in the decimation of Ohio State on the sport's grandest stage, yet even in March 2013, Tebow was finding new ways to hurt the Buckeyes.

As first reported by the venerable Doug Lesmeries of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, here's an excerpt from the official report to the NCAA:

Upon receiving the call, Coach Meyer informed Garrett that he was on vacation and having lunch with friends and family, including Tim Tebow. Garrett asked Coach Meyer if he could wish Tebow good luck on the upcoming season. Coach Meyer handed the phone to Tebow and Garrett conversed with Tebow for approximately eight seconds. Coach Meyer stated that no recruiting conversation occurred, there was no intent to have Tebow recruit on behalf of Ohio State and he, in fact, did not recruit on behalf of Ohio State.

Çoach Meyer reported that Garrett was not instructed to call by anyone from the Ohio State football staff and that neither he nor Tebow had any other communication with any other prospects during the lunch. Coach Meyer further indicated that Tebow has never spoken with any other prospective Ohio State student-athletes. Coach Meyer understands that the communication between Garrett and Tebow was an error on his part. However, he was adamant that it was a reflexive, courteous action rather than an intentional attempt to involve Tim Tebow in the recruiting process.

The violation was uncovered when Garett tweeted about the conversation. (He ended up at LSU, for those wondering.)

And yes, there's already a man with seven followers who is starting to piece together Urban Meyer's history of crime:


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hodge's picture

I can see Matt Hayes's erection from space.

+38 HS
CALPOPPY's picture

You must be using the Hubble to see that. Only the most advanced telescopes could provide that fine a resolution.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

Great commentary Hodge and Calpoppy!

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OSUStu's picture

You sure that wasn't Michael Sam's combine boner?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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JYBUCKEYE's picture

Oh my god alert ESPN!  

 

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MichiganBuckeye222's picture

she's hot.  who is she?

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.

www.septemberheisman.com

 

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buckeyedude's picture

Oooooooooooooooooooo! You mean THE Cheryl Cole?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Never heard of her.

 

 

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MichiganBuckeye222's picture

i just googled her...and then i googled myself.

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.

www.septemberheisman.com

 

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Ericgobucks's picture

I don't know who this girl is, but wow...she's a goddamn knockout!

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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

8 seconds?!?  That's it .....

 

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gumtape's picture

Was it 8 seconds of intense recruiting effort?

just another psycho, irrational, delusional Ohio St fan

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nm_buck's picture

I'm certain it was relentless.

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ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

Or... Was it 8 seconds of Tebowing on the phone?  Debatable, but does Urban continue to piss excellence?  Is the pope catholic?  Does a bear sh*t in the wood

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

buckskin's picture

Pissing excellence!!  Ahhh, I knew Urban and Ricky Bobby had something in common, I just could never quite put my finger on it.  Thanks!

buckeyeEddie27's picture

Multiple sources are now reporting that Urban Meyer received preferential treatment at a local restaurant when his table's empty ketchup bottle was replaced with a full bottle from a near by table.  Allegations of Management glad handing extra napkins are also being investigated.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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Earle's picture

Bert and Dino knew Urban was flouting the rules.  Now they finally have proof.

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OSUStu's picture

Bert is requesting a rule instituting a 10 second delay prior to any 8 second conversations with Tebow.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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nburns18's picture

How long until the NCAA is no more? 

"You win with people." -Woody Hayes

Knarcisi's picture

Hell, we didn't even get Clifton Garrett.

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Squirrel Master's picture

Coach Meyer handed the phone to Tebow and Garrett conversed with Tebow for approximately eight seconds

Funny how 8 seconds in one sport can be deemed a violation when another sport uses it as the basis for declaring a champion bullrider!

which begs another question, is there a rodeo bull named Tim Tebow yet? I know there was a "killer" bull a few years ago named OJ Simpson.

 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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Earle's picture

Rick Pitino thinks 8 seconds is perfectly acceptable for inter-, er, discourse.

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Squirrel Master's picture

I heard Pitino's favorite move is to take her from behind, call her by another woman's name, and hold on for 8 seconds.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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BuckeyeSouth's picture

Now THAT's funny, Squirrel!  +1 for you, sir.

Embrace it.

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osu07asu10's picture

Earle, you're full of gold when it comes to 11w commentary but I think this may be your finest effort yet.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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Knarcisi's picture

By the way, when DJ Fluker states on Twitter a year after he left that he took money, is that considered self reporting?  I guess not, since that means that the NCAA woul dhave to actually act on the situation. 

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InvertMyVeer's picture

Oh come on, it's not like he did something serious like get a discounted tattoo. 

Football is complicated...

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UrbanDreamz's picture

 

"Twelve months ago on Jan. 9, my mom's birthday, I made the decision to come back. I had one goal in mind and that was to win a national championship."  ~Mike Doss

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Unky Buck's picture

You had me at Steve Baldwin.

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chemicalwaste's picture

Luke Perry. The pride of Fredericktown, Ohio. They have nothing else. I think they just got beer back a few years ago.

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Unky Buck's picture

The Pony Express probably just delivered the decree that Prohibition was over. Don't blame them; blame those slow moving horses.

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SensibleBuckeye's picture

A national football writer's dilemma:

"Bowl games...done,

National Championship game...over,

Super Bowl & Pro Bowl...finished...

Hmmmm, how do I get readers attention from coast to coast during the off season?

Oh wait...what can I find out about Ohio State regardless of how insignificant it might be."

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FROMTHE18's picture

also of note: the recruit received 3 bits of lettuce too much on his BLT. According to section 5 of Stupid Rule 5-323 of the NCAA rulebook, you are only permitted 2 slices of lettuce on a regulation sized BLT. Although from what Ive read the term 'regulation' is arbitrary.

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CowCat's picture

Death penalty is in order, obviously

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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osu07asu10's picture

Hey Urban recruits guys who give 4-6 seconds of relentless effort...Tebow went the extra mile (or 2 seconds).

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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chemicalwaste's picture

Tim Tebow probably could run an extra mile in 2 seconds. That's just the way it is.

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bkleppel's picture

Skip Bayliss is probably going to have to debate about this tomorrow...

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Ericgobucks's picture

Yeah, I love Skip's debates. The ones where ESPN tells Stephen A. to take one side and Skip is told to take the other and passionately debate something they literally could care less about. It's theater, nothing more and ESPN wins both ways. 

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Wesleyburgess1's picture

Man this is bullshit. Who really gives a flying F#ck that some Lsu recruit said hi to Tim Tebow? I'll guarantee you Cliffton talked to Shaq too.

Hovenaut's picture

Oh hey look, a story about NCAA violations and Urban Meyer.

With special guest star Tim Tebow.

 

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

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O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

Espn is offering $10K for a picture of Gene Smith Te-bowing in shame before the NCAA

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

8 second abs!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

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Ericgobucks's picture

Tebow was touched by the FSM's noodly appendage. The midget was involved somehow, too. 

Buckeyeneer's picture

8 seconds? Get Bert on the line! Small amounts of time can be life or death!

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

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TUNBUCK89's picture

Bert is willing to compromise about the rule change. he will accept an 8 second clock rundown before snap instead of 10. If not this is going to get ugly.

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BuckeyeB9B82501's picture

Wow????????? The NCAA is truly a complete joke. So we have to self report 8secs of a phone call BUT Bama have a coach PAY a player, the Fluker incident, and other players involvment with agents (bank records that are proven that it did happen) BUT NOTHING ?????? NCAA lets those things go??????? No biggie, nothin here to see. The fiasco with Miami, Fl.? No biggie, nothin here to see. Auburn with Cam Newton saga? No biggie, nothin here to see. Countless other SECheat NCAA violations? Nothing??????..........8 secs of a phone call????? The NCAA should scrap all the shit that it is and start new with rules that make sense AND apply to all schools. Its a joke period

Buckeye Dynasty starts in 2014 baby !!!!!! GO BUCKS !!!!!!!! O - H - I - O

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ChazBuckeye's picture

At least I hope, many of you see why Tim Tebow is not needed at OSU in any capacity.  I guarantee that most will still hate on tNCAA, but it's not the NCAA who called the recruit...

I've said it once, I'll say it again....NO TIM TEBOW please!  OSU doens't need him.  We have the one who made him famous! Enough said...

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

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Whoa Nellie's picture

Um, Tebow didn't call the recruit either, as I read the story?

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

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PittBuckeye's picture

One of the more devious things I've heard recently. Amazing they haven't fired him yet.

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Does Mark May know about this?

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

 

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

Art Harrell's picture

Mark May will rant and rave for a year about the 8 seconds, Lou Holtz will keep telling him how to stupid he is--Go Bucks

osubuckeye4life's picture

I bet the A crew from Bristol is on the first flight out of Boston to Cbus. 

BUCKI06's picture

I actually had an alert on my phone this morning about this - forget UM and MSU, bring the feds to Columbus to get to the bottom of these shenanigans.

"As long as we're keeping score, we're gonna try to win this thing." - UFM