The topic is about why we (Ohio State fans) love Urban Meyer, the coach of Ohio State, and not when he was coach of Florida.
Yes, his UF teams had a reputation, a lot of it earned, but much of it was propagandized by the local media after he left UF. The Orlando Sentinel was not reporting how horrible Meyer was until after he left town. What hack reporters won't mention during this period, is that Penn State, Iowa, and several other SEC programs probably had more arrests.
That is besides the point anyway. I met someone who is a bowl rep for one of the Florida bowls. He told me a little story about how Meyer openly complained to the bowl reps and the opposing team's staff, (around 2007) about how he hated recruiting in some homes (parents didn't give a shit about academics or anything else but the NFL.) There is more I wont comment on, but this to me suggests that he did not have total control of recruiting and the trail was likely being driven by boosters. No big shock. I truly believe Florida as a program should be held more accountable for UF's off field conduct than the coach. The Florida eras before, during, and after (Meyer) support that idea because of consistent off-field issues.
Ohio State's conduct off the field during the Meyer era has drastically improved. Meyer at OSU has proven to me that he cares about the welfare of the player first. He's a great recruiter because he's an honest man and he's running a clean program.