Urban Meyer on Ohio State's Game Against Penn State: “I Don't Think This Will Be Close”

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BucksHave7's picture

Lets Go Bucks!!!!

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Brutus865's picture

Is urban trying to give bulletin board material?? Damn cmon urban 

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tbdbitlbuck's picture

Lol if Penn State needed THIS to get up for this game, it’s too late for them

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BucksHave7's picture

Naw.  We got this. Bucks Roll.

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BucMan's picture

No, he's just pumping The Predator and his friends!

Year for what?

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Red Shirt Ensign's picture

Predator and friends!  A new kid show :-)

"Captain, over here, I've found someth... AHHHH!!!!!!"

 

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soldierdad's picture

He’s certainly setting the bar of expectation higher than his protege probably appreciates.  The coaching staff always wants to marginalize expectation and maximize performance.  Meyer should should simply say he likes the  Bucks and expects a tough B1G showdown.  It really IMO, is disrespectful to Day.

The soldier is my son.  The school I gone to didn’t teach much grammar.  

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whiskeyjuice's picture

But Day and Urban talk frequently as they even mention themselves. I'm willing to bet they have conversations they were are not privy to and from the outside, I do find it interesting some of these comments by Urban. However, Urban is only stating what most of us are saying anyway including Vegas.

What I find the most interesting is that now Urban is not the coach, he is more open in his responses as opposed to typical coach speak.

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

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whiskeyjuice's picture

Being the position that Urban now holds as a TV talking head, this could be his way to create narratives and mess with the heads of opposing coaches too.

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

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QCBUCK's picture

Just can't win with some people. Kirk Herbstreit gets crushed by OSU fans for not being enough of a homer, and Urban gets crushed for being too much of a homer. LMAO.

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stantmann's picture

Urban Meyer is winning

"When you're part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they'd do the same for you." Yogi Berra

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fear_the_nut70's picture

Bulletin board nonsense is so stupid.  If you need press clippings to motivate you at this level you ain’t got it.  Meyer isn’t really connected to the OSU football team directly any more.  Fans make me chuckle.

You are entitled to you own opinion, not your own facts.

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seyekcuB's picture

2019 Ohio state=85' Bears with a better offense.

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buckeye1964's picture

urban also said (today) on fox: the games against bad teams don't matter - just the games against good teams............SO -  this explains why he led us to blowout losses to purdue and iowa by 30+.......urban didn't think it mattered?

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The Rill Dill's picture

Wonder what his prediction for the Iowa and Purdue games was? Back to Earth. Play the game. Go Bucks!!

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rkylet83's picture

All the data and gameplay to this point suggests it won’t be.  Probably best not to say it though!  No need to give them additional motivation.  

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BuckeyeBattleCry11's picture

We have a embarrassment of riches both with UM, Day (though I acknowledge he hasn't been tested in a close game) and this team. Day has handled everything well and even the speed bump with Young he got out in front of with GS. Enjoy this year! As far as this game Franklin needs to be run out of the Big Ten, send him to FSU.

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Ca114fire's picture

Make that UFM. We dont do U_ around here brother

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

We are on top of the college football world which is answered prayers to many. We shouldn't get too confident even though all things seem perfect. Once we are ahead we can be more secure. This team always plays us tough. Take care of business and if we're up 21 scream thanks towards heaven for answered prayers. Hopefully the words contract extension is being discussed amongst the trustees.

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brothadudeguy's picture

What teams are you watching this year? Everything is pointing to the buckeyes rolling. 

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bd2999's picture

What data suggests that it will not. OSU is tops in nearly everything. PSU is not really and they have struggled with many other teams. Not saying a blowout is the inevitable result but it is more likely than the reverse. 

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rkylet83's picture

All the data and gameplay to this suggests it will be.  I have no idea how an iPhone autocorrected to that.  Sorry for the error. 

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BrutusB's picture

As someone who took OSU -18, I agree. 

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cajunbuckeye's picture

I'm riding that train. I've got a friend that told me, " I'll give you a break and take Penn State and -14". When he pays me tomorrow, I'm gonna take some of the cash and have him drug tested.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

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Darksungm's picture

How amazing has he been as an analyst?!

God bless and go Bucks.

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NHBuckeye's picture

One of the best I’ve ever seen.  He is extremely gifted at this.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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Darksungm's picture

Didnt he do games when he took a year off? I think he did but I don't remember how well he did. He just seems at such a better point in his life now than he was then. It's great to see.

God bless and go Bucks.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Yea he was doing games instead of the in studio work.  IIRC, he was scheduled to do The Game but was taken off since he was about to be named HC.  

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

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BrutusB's picture

I don’t remember him being anything special, but not awful either. Maybe he’s just more comfortable in his own skin now. 

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BucMan's picture

He did....for espn...just couldn't get psyched for it!
 

Year for what?

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SweetBabyDave's picture

One of the best I've been around.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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OSUandUofMGrad's picture

Any time I see bad weather forecasted for the shoe, I have bad MSU in a monsoon flashbacks. Glad the forecast is looking ok for the 1st half at least.

Go Bucks!

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EvilEmpireBuck's picture

I was working a game that day at Virginia Tech. I was thinking of that very thing last night as I was, again, sitting in traffic on 460 coming down the hill from Blacksburg to my hotel in Christiansburg. Weather just like this...too eerie. Please, make it go away. 

OSU and UofM? Next week, do you hate yourself? How does that work? Asking for a friend...

Go Bucks! Beat Penn State! Beat UofM!

I can make this march and make Georgia howl - William T. Sherman

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brothadudeguy's picture

You have Ed Warinner to thank for that game. Not the weather. 

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OSU56's picture

Beat PSU!

Enjoying daily the back to back ttun beatdowns.

 

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Who would I be to tell urban Meyer he’s wrong? 

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Takemysnare79's picture

I assume PSU fans will just say Urban doesn’t know what he’s talking about, since only 2 of his last 7 games were lopsided Buckeye victories, 63-14 in 2013 & 38-10 in 2015.  Though l’ll watch the game again from my warm, dry couch, l remind everyone about the Wisconsin game.  Bucks were 14.5 favorites & won 38-7 (*though just 10-0 at the half), against a supposed good Badger defense.  They seemed to handle the elements of weather.  If Nits are going to score, they better do it in the 1st half.  So, maybe Urban knows what he’s talking about after all.  Go Buckeyes!  And, thanks to you fans cheering in the stands during the elements. 

JI row end 78

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PhillyNut's picture

It is ok for analysts who have no connection to the school to say this in public. Not a big fan of it coming from Urban. There are good athletes on that team. They don't need extra motivation.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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Bratwurstcapitalbuckeye's picture

Much different than Judas Herbstreit who has gone out of his way to not favor The Ohio State Buckeyes. I know he has been better this year for the first time in 21 years. Urban seems to say what he really thinks. It's refreshing!

Go Bucks!

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Buckeye boys's picture

Spent the whole week looking at predictions, everyone including penn state writer’s have us winning ,like maybe 40-50 total predictions . They did talk a lot about the last 3 years with a total of 5 points but this year they all say is different. You can’t go by me , I get nervous playing Rutgers . What do you guys think today’s score will be and why 

Ttun sucks

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gobucks1966's picture

Funny I did the same  maybe not 40 but I averaged it out from them all and 35-17 seems to be the final score . I'm not a big believer in bulletin board material you are what you are as a player and we as humans have limitations and can only play so good. Sure it's pointed out some one said this and that and when the upset happens that's pointed out but when does anyone say anything when the there wasn't that upset maybe never. The game will go on and like they say the best team THAT DAY and GAME will win. Predictions are made from both teams playing the norm. Turn overs weather and other things out of the norm are never factored in. My two best OSU examples would be the 2017 PSU game. Take away the turn overs of the first half that game would of never been that close. Purdue upset was the perfect storm for Purdue they played the best they could ever hope for and OSU did the opposite.

Denny

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buckeyenut74's picture

The Buckeyes have said all the right things. Day has went out of his way to say the right things. I guess that’s what matters, but I just wish Meyer would have said it’s a big game and left it at that. 

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gobucks1966's picture

I thought he did say a big game but not as big as next week? Probably no one even heard that on the PSU team and even so how will it make them play better. Kind of like I was just going to play so so and after hearing that I will play better? Myself don't believe in that once the game starts no one thinks about pep talks and what other people have said. You play the game you prepared for and go about your business.

Denny

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buckeyeguy0615's picture

oh no, we better cool it with the bulletin board material for Penn State!

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nklpkl's picture

If PSU needs these comments from Urban as motivation then they've already lost the game.

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NHBuckeye's picture

Coach knows.

42-17 Buckeyes has been my prediction all along.  I might have it too close actually!

Fields of Dreams

 

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BucksHave7's picture

I say Buckeyes 50  PSU 22. Were close.

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Brah Zhole's picture

I was thinking about betting Penn St just to hedge my emotions.

but then I figured I can probably do that by taking the under...

just don’t see how they score more than 17, tops 

gabbagool

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Brah Zhole's picture

I just want a LITTLE love for that 

gabbagool

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SaltyD0gg's picture

No more coach speak. Sheer ruthlessness form Urban.

Pain of Discipline

Pain of Regret

Take Your Pick

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bucknuthoffy7's picture

I agree with Urban. He knows something. I'll be surprised if it's close. We are healthy, at home and very motivated. I believe our streak of winning by at least 24 continues. I'm going with 52-17 Buckeyes!

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allinosu's picture

Urban has a way to show respect and hammer someone. 

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miket42's picture

I'll take any win no matter the margin. Penn State always treats this game like some sort of jihad blood war. Hope the poor weather forecast doesn't impact the passing game, which seems like a big PSU weak spot. Any top ten win is good for the resume, send the senior off right and stay healthy for The Game.

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gobucks1966's picture

Not always just recently and all three was our doing of it being close not so much what PSU did.

Denny

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TMac's picture

Buckeyes by 30!

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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TMac's picture

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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NHBuckeye's picture

Is that James Franklin in the background?  He probably asked Urban if he could have a look at his USC contact list.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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TMac's picture

"The other show" should be how we refer to the ESPN show from now on, sorta like tTUN. 

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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Jroc021's picture

Any word on Hamler's status?

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BrutusB's picture

Won’t know until kickoff. PSU would have no incentive to release that any second sooner than they have to. 

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buckeye1964's picture

no - but black shoe has reported last night that the lions starting center is OUT for the game with an injury.

danny

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

That may end up being a bigger impact than Hamler.  You better believe they’re going to stand chase young up early right over the new guy.  I’d do that and then just have chase fake a rush.  You know at least the C and a G would be assigned to him.  If he doesn’t even rush, you’ve got 1 on 1 at minimum everywhere else with just a 3 man rush.  

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

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BrutusB's picture

They don’t need to move Chase around to attack a backup center. Davon Hamilton can take care of his own job. 

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

That’s true, but with all due respect to Hamilton, he’s not commanding double and triple teams as often as chase does.   Keep him in to attack the other G 1 on 1...I’ll take that all day.  

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

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gobucks1966's picture

Yes and their site most said it's not true one must throw the Franklin factor to anything that's said and done in Harper Valley. If true they are in bigger shit than Hamler out. Nothing has been said about the center at 830 am on ESPN

Denny

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avail31678's picture

Got some extra Buckeye mojo today.  Had a birthday party for my wife at a local establishment I rented out, and talked to the owner a bit.  Cool as hell, and it turned out to be Dan Stultz, a fine Buckeye kicker.  

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cemitchell20's picture

Today is my wife's birthday too. Happy birthday to yours. Go Bucks!

Go Bucks

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buckme's picture

So, what’s the establishment name? Tell us all so we can patronize. 

Head north till you smell it, west until you step in it

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BuckeyeJuggernaut's picture

#CoachKnows

State Penn has to play lights out, get turnovers and big plays on special teams. Not with this Buckeye squad.

I could see this being close with an UFM team, but Coach Day takes no prisoners.

56-7 tOSU covering.
(That’s a junk TD late in the 4th quarter after Chugs and the twos score 2 TD on their own)

 "Y'all got a real purty mouth" - Dabo Swinny • BuckeyeJuggernaut.com

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BuckyBilbo's picture

Personally, I think this game will be a lot closer than people think. Ohio State pulls away in the 4th and wins by 10 points. Penn State isn't Sparty or the Hoosiers. 

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HomeTownBuck's picture

Take care of the football today... Bucks 41-17

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Mantis's picture

Also, this radio host has some serious balls to tell Urban that HIS defense last year was an embarrassment.  Even though it's true, telling that to a legend takes some gonads for sure.  

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

I'm with Urban. Buckeyes win 45-14.

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GoNutz27's picture

Not a fan of Urban adding any extra motivation for PSU or making our players think this should be an easy win.  I just don't have as good of a feeling on this game as I should due to the "karma" factor for Fields.  Jilting PSU with a decommitment, and then the ugly weather forecast for the 2nd half.  Maybe it's just my normal uneasiness on game day, but I'm not liking it.  Prove me wrong Buckeyes!!  Just win!!

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5thDown's picture

My prediction: OSU 11-0 and PSU 9-2
Hope Urban is right. A beatdown will be fantastic and I will watch it over and over again during the holidays.

No...Michican’t

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Moutarde's picture

Haha.  "That Place" is how he refers to Ann Arbor.  I love it.  Hate week has already started for him.

A thing repeated will happen a third time.

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CLEbuckNUT's picture

The people who say Day hasn’t been challenged yet as a coach are seeming to forget he was the head coach when they went down to Texas to play a ranked TCU team in prime time. That game wasn’t a blowout. 

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Game Day looks packed and rowdy and that is good!  I'm guessing Fox Big Noon Kick-off is going to be lit as well!

Urban predicted a beat down of Wisc and we all know how that went!  I have a feeling PSU QB is a WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE bit nervous this morning given Cooper is healthy and The Predator is angry and wants to make up for two missed games! LOWDY that could be a bad day for them

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B44's picture

52-17 - with 7 of those being given up by the second stringers in the 4th qtr

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stpetebuck's picture

His statement highlights a big difference in how our team is rotating players and keeping healthy.  The best part of our health is our depth and game experience at so many positions. Even Chugs started showing some accuracy and touch which we may need.  Day has played every hand to perfection this season. 

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villain612's picture

I think its close for the first half but ultimately PSU can't score enough points to keep up with us.

Something like 42-17.

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Rocket Man's picture

One year away from coaching and he's lost all his coachspeak

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

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TkeBuck's picture

penn state cruises....wait. what? bucks 27-10.

klusewski

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buckme's picture

How do you spell legend?  URBAN F. MEYER!

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BuckyBilbo's picture

Just a lot of jawing, it just shows you how important this game is both teams. 

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Ca114fire's picture

I remember during the MSU game guys were like why they pulling starters so early? In reality there was no way MSU was going to come back and we have 1 great quarterback with a large gap behind the next man up.
Now, we reap the benefits.

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