Audio from Urban Meyer's Appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

By Jason Priestas on March 5, 2014 at 2:58p

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer appeared on The Herd with Colin Cowherd earlier today, where he discussed the proposed 10-second rule, whether the play has impacted his team's recruiting and more.

The proposed rule, which would be tabled hours after Meyer made his appearance, was the meat of the conversation. Much as he did yesterday when meeting with the local media, Meyer reiterated his opposition to a rule change without further data.

When asked if the no-huddle stuff increased the odds of injuries, Meyer said he wanted to see more research. “When I did start hearing the comments about player safety, it does make you think. But, until there's enough research done and it's proven, you know, just to start drastically changing rules... we've all been affected by when people say 'Let's change this rule,' and then it's like 'Why'd the hell did you do that?'”

On the moment he made the decision to ditch the huddle: “We were playing Oklahoma for the national championship and it really shrinks repertoire of defense you're allowed to have because you have to practice against the no-huddle so much and that's when we made the decision to go no-huddle.”

On drawbacks of the no-huddle: “It can put your defense into really precarious situations. If you're struggling on defense, the worst part about a no-huddle offense is if you're three-and-out in 12 seconds and they're back out there. But once again, that's called game management. I don't think it's time to put rules into place. That's the way it is. On third down and long, you throw it long or check it down and punt the ball. That's all game management. That shouldn't be done by rules.”

On whether players like uptempo ball: “Our offensive line hated it at Florida. The Pouncey twins and those guys didn't like it at all. It was hot – it was a trip to the dentist's office. Here, our players for some reason have adapted to it. They see the advantage that an offensive lineman has over a defensive lineman once the fatigue factor takes over. And it's a little bit of the culture. We didn't fully buy-in down there. Here we've bought in.”

Here's the full audio from Meyer's appearance:


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Seattle Linga's picture

I will have to listen after work Jason and thanks for posting. Saban and Bert are in a world all by themselves................bunking together somewhere special...........

Doesn't nicky remember the last time he got exactly what he wanted --- 1 second was added back onto the clock in the Iron Bowl...............Hey how'd that work out for him??????????

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Really interesting to hear about the O-line in Florida not buying in completely.

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

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Hovenaut's picture

And an Ohio State offensive line has.

My how times have changed.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Eddie it's kind of hard to buy into this kind of offense!


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buckeyeEddie27's picture

That is such a classic.  I'll never accept any explanation regarding this.

Also, who's the dead guy on the one yard line?

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

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Seattle Linga's picture

Noticed the D.O.A. as well when I posted - haha

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jkrk's picture

Pretty sure he saw the block and died of laughter.

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AWalk3r1's picture

The dead guy has me laughing more then the block its self... I am dying over here. I gotta watch the tape and see what happen there.


cinserious's picture

According to SEC Rule # 3147: When an opposing team's players block each other out of a particular play, one must flop to the turf, feigning injury. This gives one's team an opportunity to substitute for players who are capable of making an equally idiotic play.

In layman's terms: this rule ensures parity between every and all SEC teams so as not to look top-heavy. Remembe if a team wins, its because SEC; a team looses, its because SEC.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

Tucson Blaze 46's picture

I hope this new line is ready to truly put in the work necessary to be known as the best in the Nation!!!

You can't out work a bad diet!!

TUNBUCK89's picture

Nick Saban after hearing the news...


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brandonbauer87's picture

Ironically, that's the same face he made after his recent contract extension. And after his most recent national championship. 

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Barnsey69's picture

And after his last staff meeting with The Kiffster.

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes- 2014 UNDISPUTED National Champions!

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FitzBuck's picture


Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

Barnsey69's picture

Man I can't stand Cowturd most of the time, but when he talks to someone as awesome as UFM, I can find some tolerance. Especially if he calls my man the best coach in CFB.

I have barely paid any attention to this suggested rule change because it is so lame, and I knew it would die on the vine. Glad I was right for once...need to tell my wife!

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes- 2014 UNDISPUTED National Champions!

Crimson's picture

She won't believe you.

nburns18's picture

Love hearing Urban talk. Hes a football genius

"You win with people." -Woody Hayes