Jim Harbaugh Says His Urban Meyer Comment Was “Nothing New,” Not A “Bombshell”

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oldebucke's picture

It will make that W on 11/30 even sweeter.

If you have two people that agree on everything, that only means one of them is not thinking at all.

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shiloh's picture

Better to keep quiet and let people think you're a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

- Mark Twain Maurice Switzer

If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.

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shiloh's picture

Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Praise the lord ...

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain

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DS117's picture

Bottom line, some people just don't know when to shut up.

I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table. - Rodney Dangerfield

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Yuman's picture

Urban has press credentials? Have him show up at the next Harbaugh presser an have him ask Jim a question or 2. 

Rlc

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GallowayGambleGinnWAR7's picture

should have more uv’s

I don’t see it.

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terryin20878's picture

To quote Mark Pantoni:

BOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

And make no mistake about, that will be discussed that entire week a hundred times. Jim is a really weird guy. It's mandatory Jim wins this year, or I'd be very surprised if he's the head coach at scUM.

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Knarcisi's picture

Put the Urban comment aside. He’s still such a moron. He’s not into animal analogies?

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NHBuckeye's picture

Hey Jim, how about investing in condominiums?  It’s safe.

Condominiums?  (pauses for a moment and thinks).  I never use ‘em.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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Knarcisi's picture

Rocky II 

Jack Harbaugh should have used a condom. 

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bornbredbuckeye's picture

Harbaugh's mother should have swallowed.

GO BUCKS!!! *ichigan sucks!!!

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AKBuck15's picture

Then he uses the Anaconda analogy tightening down...apparently that’s not an animal nor analogy. 

Just so awkward and just seems to be off his rocker or not all the way there. 

I am a Michigan booster bud....just spent $182 bucks at Wal-Mart this morning.

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Knarcisi's picture

They’re gonna find bodies buried in his yard someday. 

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moopdawg's picture

He's also into food analogies.  "Tougher than a 2 dollar steak!"

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Beaver's picture

Keep searching Booger!

Karl sherrick

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Buckfrombirth's picture

69 would've been so much better, indeed.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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Brooksie's picture

He's certainly not the sharpest tool in the shed - he's just a tool

Bucks Fan since 1970

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TNT's picture

I genuinely don't mean this as an insult, but he's got to be on the autism spectrum, right? I thought it was schtick at the beginning, but it's gone on too long with too little success for it to be worth that level of commitment to the bit.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

That or CTE from his playing days.  Have actually thought that for awhile.  

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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TNT's picture

It has to be something... The only other explanation I could come up with was that he's some sort of sociopath, but even most of them can muster up some form of calculated charisma. And he's too young for dementia to have set in.

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shiloh's picture

Indeed America, even Buckeye fans are concerned re: Jimmy's health.

ok, ok, a few Buckeye fans. :-P

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain

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Homey1970's picture

No.  He’s just a fucking idiot.

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Kneelblender's picture

He absolutely has Aspergers....and there is nothing wrong with that.  He doesn’t understand  basic situational awareness and is VERY myopic...

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McGrind's picture

Nailed it...really has no social filters or awareness.  No put on whatsoever...what you is see is what you get. 

Spoke at my daughter’s HS graduation...retold the story of how he would run from house to house on halloween and then change his costume to hit them again...and again. Never for a second did he consider that the neighbors would know it was little jimmy hitting them for seconds and thirds on candy. To this day, he still thinks he was fooling everybody. 

ttun 2019 offense...same pig, different lipstick.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Is that story true, or based on truth?  Some of those athletes that tell story’s when paid to come and speak regurgitate stories as their own.  Had theisman speak at one of our rallies and was telling stories others have told.  

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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McGrind's picture

True...he has told it multiple times. Other one I love is how he used to ask his classmates if they were going to finish their milk...if not he would finish the carton. Cause you know...milk brings superpowers. 

ttun 2019 offense...same pig, different lipstick.

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Moo Strength's picture

I've been saying it for years, I think he has Aspergers or some form of Autism. Dude is just weird.

If I must choose between peace and righteousness, I choose righteousness! -Theodore Roosevelt.

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mittenst8buck's picture

Someone must be slipping this guy some chicken

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Fort Seneca Steve's picture

That’s right hairball.  No “bombshell” here, but you still are a HORSES ASS!

Before there was Larry Bird, there was "Hondo" John Havilcek! The Pride of Martins Ferry, Ohio!

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FieldsofJreams's picture

What is he talking about, he makes animal references all the time.  “If a worm had a machine-gun...”.

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TNT's picture

And the anaconda thing in the same presser...

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HighStHero's picture

Just a complete clown. Here's the facts, when Day beats him in their house this year, he will go down as the most famous coach to win nothing significant in CFB history. Famous for noise, not wins.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Serious question...is urban going to be in studio for FOX or on location a la Gameday?  Just wondering the logistical point of him giving the pregame speech in AA this year.   And that’s not a shot at Day.  It’s his team.  He’s fully capable.  

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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BTBuckeye's picture

Kick his ass on the field Day.

62 him again!!!!

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Harbaugh is feeling very confident right now. We shall see on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. My prediction right now is that a much improved Ohio State defense and a still lethal offense will serve humility to Coach Harbaugh.

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Kneelblender's picture

I think Jimmy Harbaugh cheated on his first wife and then deserted his first family.   I also think he could have killed innocent people when he drove drunk.

i also believe he has never won anything and is a joke.

it is fun to say what you think!

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Trapper99's picture

Better than having under-achievement, the circus, and lack of championships follow everywhere you go Hairball.

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buckeyefan67's picture

Anyone who wears a ball cap while wearing a $1000 suit and makes negative comments on a retired rival ..."  doesn't resonate with me ".  Or climbs trees, goes shirtless and has sleep overs.  One weird dude.

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Harbaugh is a little embarrassed that he is going bald on top. Perhaps he could use part of his $7 Million salary for hair implants and lose the hats. 

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Major H's picture

He just needs to embrace the bald!

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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Mostly Gray's picture

Actually he wore the spot bald by inserting his head up his ass so often. 

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NHBuckeye's picture

Do Michigan fans still find him charming and refreshing?  

Fields of Dreams

 

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TNT's picture

Based on the comments at Mgo, yes... They're very excited about the "confidence" he exuded during his presser today (???)

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OfficerRabbit's picture

It's July... they're always excited this time of year. "We'll be B1G Champs, September Heisman, Revenge Tour" etc. etc. After they lose their usual 2-3 games, the narrative turns to "at least we win the right way". Rinse and repeat... Every. Damn. Year.

 

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TNT's picture

Well, this time they're saying they haven't seen him this confident since 2016, which has them pumped up more than usual since that's the year they would have won The Game if it weren't for those meddling referees and the spot. XD

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OhioStGoon's picture

After these last few day's of running off at the mouth by Harbaugh I'm convinced that between the ass kickings by OSU and a loss in November scUM's program will be set back to the stone age. What I mean by the aforementioned is scUM even if they got rid of Harbaugh after a loss to OSU would never live this clown down in our lifetime in terms of recruiting and wins.

GO BUCKS

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Hovenaut's picture

I'm more shocked that people are shocked at the things this guy says.

Somewhere, Bo Schembechler shakes his head.

Got M...igan gossip? Bang it here

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ShoelessKeithByars's picture

This might have been cute four years ago when JH was trying to make a symbolic statement that his new program was going to go toe to toe with opposition at all times.  At the same time, tweaking the schoolyard bully after he just left the playground is not a good look. I doubt he even realizes how he is projecting himself to recruits and fans aike. 

“Glass, China, and Reputation, are easily cracked, and never well mended.”

― Benjamin Franklin

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buckeyefan67's picture

SKB,  nice moniker.  I remember the Illinois game well.  He probably would have won the Heisman but for Flutie's Hail Mary.

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erniefurgler's picture

Was he completely off base- no.  Should he have said it- no.

This is the complete antithesis of Meyer's speech regarding respecting the rivalry.  11.30.19 will be a bad day to be a wolverine

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shiloh's picture

Every day is a bad day to be a wolverine ~ FIFY ...

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain

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Archerm's picture

Some JH animal references:

 "I'm not leaving Michigan. I'm not even considering it. A lot of this talk is coming from our enemies, from coaches, you know the names...We know them as jive turkeys."  ~ on NFL coaching rumors

"If the Georgia coach is implying any intent on our part to break the rules, he is barking up the wrong tree."  ~ Replying to new Georgia coach Kirby Smart

" I have a memory like an elephant. I never forget"  ~ While remembering his final loss while at Stanford

From https://247sports.com/Coach/Jim-Harbaugh-732/Quotes/?Page=1

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Rocket Man's picture

Maybe he should learn, "let sleeping dogs lie"

And I haven't heard the phrase "jive turkey" since the 70s.  He's very hip.

Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege. 
Tyrion: A wedding. 
Varys: Exactly.

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NOLABuckeye's picture

That's gold Barf.

Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.

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TheButcher's picture

I'm confused:

“I’m not into making animal analogies...." 

"But like an anaconda, you want to just keep squeezing it tighter and making it better, and that’s where our football team is."

Thebutcher IV

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buckeyefan67's picture

He know not of what he speaks. But most assuredly the Mythigan Mirage continues...

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NHBuckeye's picture

Yeah exactly.  He’s a complete mess.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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OSU725's picture

First of all there was not much of anything that occurred under Urban at BGSU or Utah.

This is not to make excuses for what happened at Florida and OSU under Urban, more of a reminder about glass houses. 

Here is an article talking about how the 49ers were leading the NFL in arrests under Jimmy

https://www.google.com/amp/s/blog.sfgate.com/killion/2014/08/31/49ers-un...

Here is an article about Jimmys own personal arrest for DUI.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2005-11-...

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dallavise's picture

The beauty of this is that Harbaugh epitomizes the average Michigan fan.  The self-righteous, pompous, attitude coupled with a complete obliviousness of how they come off. Harbaugh is using the classic, you may have beaten me to a pulp, but at least I am a better person, smarter, more sophisticated, etc., etc. 

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thedewman10's picture

When Jim Bob goes 8-7 versus the Bucks, I MIGHT be impressed. But I doubt it.

TheDewMan10

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CandygramForMongo's picture

“(It was) my opinion,” Harbaugh said. “I’m not into making animal analogies, so the ‘poking the bear’ thing doesn’t resonate with me.

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Dstacify's picture

That analogy is going to resonate with you quite loudly in November when Day is kicking your ass on your home field.

11 Strong.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

The interview with cowherd about sums him up.  Honestly no idea how any HS kid can find him and his program appealing. 

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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awlinBrutus's picture

If you have paid any attention at all to their recruiting under Harbaugh, the results haven’t been extraordinary in the least. His signature recruits Gary and Peppers were never accused of over development. Gary had a unusually quiet career for a #1 DL.  the position he played in their D supposedly was to draw defenders from the playmakers, Bush and Winovich. Why would you put your highest ranked recruit in that position? Also they turned away a few commits very late in November  in his 2nd class. That probably hurt recruiting more than anything. We have done this as well, but much earlier in the cycle. Harbaugh is just a weird dude. He wants to be Bo. His results are the same less the BIG 10 championships.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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Dstacify's picture

Peppers was not a Harbaugh recruit. He was a carryover from the Hoke era. So Jimmy can't even take credit for him.

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Jammosu's picture

His partially inaccurate and classless statement just show that he doesn't like Urban.  Bad blood.  Even ESPN blasted him for making it.  What a tool!

Jammosu

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Rocket Man's picture

I just imagine him in late November, in his best Clouseau voice as a reporter asks him in reference to his comments today, "Do you know what kind of bomb it was?"

Harbaugh: The exploding kind.

Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege. 
Tyrion: A wedding. 
Varys: Exactly.

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Dstacify's picture

Even Urban Meyer's family owns this guy (now on two separate occasions since Shelley went for the scalding milk burn after the 2016 Game). Really scUM fans? THIS is what you call greatness? This is what a mirage truly looks like. To say this guy is going to run roughshod over the B1G now with Meyer gone is laughable. Not even Cooper was as clueless about the Rivalry as James Joseph Harbaugh appears to be.

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MichiganBuckeye222's picture

I actually respect the guy for not backing down. 

Yes, it is a shitty take from a guy who didn’t win shit against Urban...but if he meant it, he should double down.  

I also love the delusion on MgoBlog when they keep going on a pint how MICHIGAN beat Urban when he was in florida.  

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MichiganBuckeye222's picture

I actually respect the guy for not backing down. 

Yes, it is a shitty take from a guy who didn’t win shit against Urban...but if he meant it, he should double down.  

I also love the delusion on MgoBlog when they keep going on about how MICHIGAN beat Urban when he was in florida.  

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

That would be as bad as us saying that Cooper beat TTUN while he was at Arizona State.

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Brah Zhole's picture

He

Was

RUN

OUT

OF 

SAN

FRANCISCO

FOR.....

BEING AN A$$HOLE.

That has followed him everywhere...

gabbagool

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TUNAWarrior's picture

Not saying it's IMPOSSIBLE for TTUN to sneak out a win with all the new pieces, but by the end of the season, I imagine that barring unforeseen circumstances, Day and staff will have the team rolling their best all season.  John's little brother is trying to pump up his guys (and himself) by sticking to his guns. 

(I mean, he is correct in that controversy has followed Urban's exit from his two big time jobs (not EVERY), but the Smith situation was blown way out of proportion.  And it was Meyer being loyal to someone he felt was influential in him getting to where he had arrived.)

Not that they'll need it, but Harbaugh's misguided hubris will just serve to inspire the Buckeyes players and staff even more.  With an new defensive scheme/outlook and the season's experience under their belts, I think after the Game, Harbaugh is going to look back wistfully on 62-39.  (Or at least, I hope so.  I hope Day looks at the day as a way to send him a signal to shut his mouth and to continue making a statement to the ridiculous CFP selection committee.)

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

It is hilarious that Harbaugh is so bothered about going bald that he has to wear a hat everywhere he goes...

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OSU56's picture

Jimmy is so butthurt.....he doesn't talk about leading the league in player arrests his 1st three years at San Fran and then getting chased out of the city---talk about controversy...

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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LCT's picture

Mr. 0-4 makes for an lolworthy messenger but if you deal in purely substance what he said isn't wrong or controversial. Meyer's been a controversy magnet for going on 15 years now. It's part of his DNA. It was part of Woody's too.

Go Bucks, Beat Michigan

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Jimmy sucks a "mirage" of dicks. They hate us cause they ain't us. Fucking fucktards.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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GVerrilli92's picture

No... no the dicks they suck are very real.

Kitties aren't supposed to smell like cigarettes, they're supposed to smell like kitties.

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buckeyechick24's picture

Meyer is retired and folks stay pressed. LOL.

Go Bucks!

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PsyBuck's picture

The *ichigan boards are all excited that JH is, in their words, employing "psychological warfare" against OSU. They actually think this will somehow get under the skin of Ryan Day and the team and cause some sort of lapse in focus and performance.

Man I love me some delusional skunkweasels.

"No we don't give a da*n 'Bout the whole state of *ichigan"

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BocaBuckeye's picture

I personally don’t see anything wrong with his comment and I view the media response as a reach in a desperate time for offseason headlines. At the core of the initial comment, Harbaugh isn’t entirely wrong. With that being said it’s extremely foolish of him to not foresee how that comment would be perceived by Buckeye Nation as well as the national media. You’ve lost to Urban 4/4 times and you are still currently involved in the rivalry, pitted against 85 elite scholarship athletes that would still gladly go to war for their former coach. Day will keep up the tradition of the rivalry and part of that tradition is honoring the past. He will not let this man and his team dishonor the legend that handed him a very healthy and dominant program. Good luck Jimmy, you’re going to need it.

"We're gonna push your ass like its never been pushed. Cause what you got, we're gonna find out." -UFM

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OSU725's picture

My issue with the comment is that it is not entirely accurate. I don’t remember any issues with BGSU or Utah under Urban.

Also during Hair all’s time in SF the 49ers lead the league in arrests, including a women beater Ray McDonald who I believe had a few run ins with the law.

plus I believe out of the two Hairball is the only one who personally had any issues with law when he got a DUI. 

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grant87's picture

Not a lot can be said that would not take one down to his level.  TTUN board should have done their home work on his metal condition.  It seems to follow Jimmy around.  So this is on them.  Sharks swim.  Frogs leap. Don't hate a snake because it bites.  Snake is a snake.

I thank Jimmy for bulletin board material.

Maybe tomorrow, when today will be yesterday things will be clearer.

GO BUCKS !!

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BuckeyeBulldog's picture

Snake Simile =/= Animal Analogy

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NOBLUE's picture

this is the time of year when the sports media's love affair with ttun is in full bloom....every year picking at best an average team to take it all in the BIG...but then is it true love or just HATE for OSU?.....

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BucksHave7's picture

Why does anyone listen to someone who hasnt even won a B10 Championship and lost his last 3 bowl games?

BucksHave7

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Felton Buckeye's picture

Harbaugh certainly dispels the myth of the team up norths  mental superiority! 

Felton Buckeye

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Mostly Gray's picture

And moral superiority after his attack on his former mental health transfer player.

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toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Hairball's still seething over getting his butt kicked last year by Meyer. All the goofy one is doing is firing up the Buckeyes for The Game to give him another butt kicking. It may not be 62-39, but I will take 42-21 over that team and goofy coach up north.

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Ryan.Honeycutt's picture

I don’t think urban can hear him anyways... he has 7 pairs of gold pants blocking his ears

RyanPH

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Just eat boogers and STFU Jim - that is a more appropriate use for your pie-hole.  To claim it wasn't a dig and have to defend your statements because the whole world knew it was a dig, means it was a dig.  You're just an ignorant, immature, overrated coach that has completely under performed at TTUN every single year!  I look for Day and team to drop 70 plus on your ass this year just to drive the point home that you such!

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Ca114fire's picture

UFM was later asked for a comment, to which he replied "7-0" before stepping away.

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SEQUOIA473's picture

“I’m not into making animal analogies, so the ‘poking the bear’ thing doesn’t resonate with me.”

This is the guy that has made comments about worms with machine guns and his QB being skittish like a chicken. He took an unneeded swipe at the guy who dominated him during his tenure. He’s an idiot. 

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Buckeye_bob's picture

I guess when you are abused, used and owned hard to say anything nice about the guy who is your Master!

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mmit's picture

Jim is a really weird dude.  He is closing in on the end of his shelf life at UM, although because it is his alma mater, he might squeak out an extra year or two compared to his numerous previous stops as head coach.  In that way, he's got a similar professional resume as does UFM.  There is one very key difference though, UFM wins big games where ever he has ever gone or been.  By contrast, Jim's teams tend to wilt when the heat gets turned up.  At the end of the day, that's the difference between good and great, and Jim and UFM....

O-H

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Buckeye_bob's picture

I really think that the guy is too emotional to ever be a great coach and I think watching games that the heat of the moment and his emotions are not a good match, if you watch him he gets so mad he loses all control and that seems to be when he fails. The guy has never been able to make in game adjustments! Love seeing him lose!

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SamOgilvie's picture

If nothing else, this regrettable incident can and should be used by those working with young people to emphasize that there is a better way to use a public platform. Despite making no direct connection between "controversy" and Coach Meyer's extraordinary winning percentage, Coach Harbaugh seemed to imply that Coach Meyer was successful because of malfeasance or that his record was severely tarnished by bad behavior. Regardless, mature individuals have clear understandings of situations, a firm grasp of the truth and they articulate their thoughts succinctly.  In addition, mature individuals use criticism to be helpful or instructive or to improve situations.  None of this appeared to be the case in this situation, so one would conclude that Coach Harbaugh showed a lack of maturity and that his comments stemmed from jealousy.  Regardless, one can  only hope that anyone associated with Ohio State shows more wisdom in similar situations. 

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SamOgilvie's picture

If nothing else, this regrettable incident can and should be used by those working with young people to emphasize that there is a better way to use a public platform. Despite making no direct connection between "controversy" and Coach Meyer's extraordinary winning percentage, Coach Harbaugh seemed to imply that Coach Meyer was successful because of malfeasance or that his record was severely tarnished by bad behavior. Regardless, mature individuals have clear understandings of situations, a firm grasp of the truth and they articulate their thoughts succinctly.  In addition, mature individuals use criticism to be helpful or instructive or to improve situations.  None of this appeared to be the case in this situation, so one would conclude that Coach Harbaugh showed a lack of maturity and that his comments stemmed from jealousy.  Regardless, one can  only hope that anyone associated with Ohio State shows more wisdom in similar situations. 

Sam Ogilvie

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ROCKER99999's picture

HARBAUGH - WE'RE COMING TO BURY YOUR ASS ON NOVEMBER 30TH - WRITE IT DOWN - LOSER!

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