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Must Urban Meyer win a title for his reign to be considered a success?



Hovenaut's picture

This might be the first 100% poll result that I can recall seeing.

Fat finger factor nullified.

EDIT - Security breach...this is not a drill.

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

+4 HS
buckeyedude's picture

It's all about expectations.



TMac's picture

This is a really tough crowd!!   So far, we have an undefeated season and then playing in the B1G Championship. That's not success?  If his teams played in the next eight playoffs, but for some reason never won both games, that's not success?  All or nothing?

That being said, I fully expect to play for and Win ChampionshipS!

ONE Not Done!

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SilverBullet-98's picture

He dismantled one of our best teams/coaches, smashed the " B1G Brand" over his knee and then left with our girlfriend in 2006.

For all the hype... I don't think a Title is to much to ask for, jmo.

"The Past Builds the Future"

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JozyMozy's picture

After the 2007 bloodbath in Glendale...yes. Yes he must. YOU OWE US ONE, DAMMIT. 

But seriously, he came along at the perfect time and put a stop to a coaching situation that was beginning to spiral wildly out of control. He saved us from the Abyss. Or someone like Gary Patterson

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

With all the hype, less than two would be a disappointment.

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

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blocko330's picture

He absolutely needs to win a championship - but heck, for now I'll be happy with a B1G championship!

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

- TruthTeller

Oyster's picture

That would depend on his goals.  Take hoke as an example.  His measures success as winning the B1G and going to the Rose Bowl.  Other coaches set the bar a bit higher, obviously.

3M hoards the KoolAid like Elaine hoards sponges.

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

MacG91's picture

If he doesn't win a National Title, he will be on the same level as Cooper IMO. 


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Crumb's picture

He's already got as many wins against TTUN as Coop.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

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Poison nuts's picture

This comment should have 1000 upvotes!

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

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Ahh Saturday's picture

One national championship during his tenure is necessary for any football coach to be considered a success at OSU.  For a coach who won two of them before he got here, doubly so. 

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BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

He better win multiple titles. 

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Unky Buck's picture

I'd say given what he did at Florida, the expectation is that he will need to win a title here as well for it to be considered successful. I just don't see how there really is any way around that.

If you jiggle your monitor, does that make a jiggly gif?

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BYUBuckeye's picture

I think that were BTN or ESPN to do a special on Meyer, his time at OSU would already be a success.  He changed a helpless 2011 team with a losing record go undefeated instead of tanking a la Michigan in 2007... roll credits, guys.  Successful coach.

Does he need to win a National Championship to be a success at Ohio State?  I don't think so.  But to win a National Championship would solidify him as one of the greatest coaches ever, and get him to pretty legendary status, not only at Ohio State but at a national level.



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deddy214's picture

If somebody asked him that question I have a feeling the answer would be yes

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SLVRBLLTS's picture

I voted yes, but being undefeated against the team up north is a consolation I could live with.

"Because we couldn't go for three"

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ScarletArrow's picture

If he stays long enough to even the all-time W/L record against TSUN, I'll count that as success even w/o a national title.

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Ask him this same question. I'll go with what he says.

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

Crumb's picture

I say yes but that's easy because he's still here and he expects to win a national title. But hindsight may be different. 24 straight wins has to count for something.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

allinosu's picture

Their are different levels of successful. He has already been successful. 24-2

Poison nuts's picture

Absolutely, unequivocally yes. Sorry, but for all he's done in the past & for what a guy like Saban did by doing it in more than one location, he needs the NC at OSU for fans to consider his time as OSU's HC a truly successful one. He made his own bed by doing so well at other stops now people will expect that here. I bet he's up for the challenge. 

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

Bamabucknut's picture

Start by winning the BIG 10.We haven't done that for tooooo long. Then win your bowl,

buckeyestu's picture

He is already a success in my mind.