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Urban Meyer will be the next coach at Ohio State

Posted on: November 28, 2011 8:48 am
Edited on: January 11, 2012 6:06 pm

Urban Meyer will be Ohio State's next coach, has confirmed.

The 47-year-old Meyer comes to one of the most promiment football programs in the country with a proven track record. He has been successful at every level as a head coach -- Bowling Green, Utah and Florida where he won two national chamnpionships. The Ashtabula, Ohio native had been out of the game for a year after resigning at Florida on Dec. 8.

Meyer has agreed to a seven-year, $40 million deal according to at least two reports. The seven-year contract may have something to do with Meyer's ability to dig out from NCAA penalties which are expected to be handed down soon. 

The school has scheduled a 5:15 p.m ET press conference.

The  Columbus Dispatch reported that Ohio State AD Gene Smith was to meet with the current coaching staff Monday morning. 

The program is awaiting sentencing on two fronts. Ohio State has been charged with “failure to monitor” in the Bobby DiGeronimo booster case. The school thought it had wrapped up the situation involving Tattoogate and Jim Tressel during an infractions committee hearing in August.   

The school already has vacated all its wins from the 2010 season and will dock itself five scholarships over the next three years.  

Category: NCAAF

Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:17 am

Urban Meyer will be the next coach at Ohio State

Wow, some big penalty for OSU - the best coach in the nation falls in their lap.  The NCAA should make OSU re-hire John Cooper as punishment.  Not that Meyer's clean, but a few DUIs and blackeyed girlfriends won't be a big deal in C-bus, which reminds one of walking into a bathroom stall and finding a full, unflushed toilet.  Yeah and Urban Meyer missed his family so much, he ditched them to be with airheaded Dave Pasch and meatheaded Chris Spielman talking about Purdue's defense. Whatever, good riddance to Tressel and Paterno, trying to win every game 14-10, and RichRod, trying to win every game 70-67.  Let's have the B1G powers actually play like it!

Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 7:47 pm

Urban Meyer will be the next coach at Ohio State

For those OSU fans with a short memory, keep the following in mind. Meyer had 32 felons on his teams at UF. It was a team of known thugs. After what OSU fans did this year the question is, "Do we want to go through another mess?" If it wasn't for the PSU story we would be in the headlines. I don't want to go through the nonsense again. What was the graduation rate at UF under Meyer???

Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2011 6:49 pm

Urban Meyer will be the next coach at Ohio State

AND USC has sent more players to the NFL than Miami and Ohio State.

Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:55 pm
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Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:43 pm

Urban Meyer will be the next coach at Ohio State

Why is everyone calling Meyer a cheater? What is in his past to support this? Is it because of the arrest record his kids had at Florida? Could that have been a product of the education (or lack of) system in the South?
I think the discussion should be about whether his spread offense can work in the B1G. I suspect with the talent he can bring in, any offense can work. As a Michigan and B1G fan I welcome Meyer and wish him luck.
Welcome to Michigan, Brionte Dunn!

Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:37 pm

Urban Meyer will be the next coach at Ohio State

I won't be holding my breath waiting for a National Championship coming out of Columbus anytime soon even with Urban Meyer coaching.  Not suprized he took the job either though I thought he would go after the Notre Dame job instead, his "Dream" job after winning a 2nd NCAA Championship with the Gators in 2008.  I was sick of him then.  Urban just doesn't know when he's got it good.  Scholarships will be in short supply at OSU after Tressel so good luck signing talent Urban.  When the ND job comes open again the state of Ohio will be on the verge of a nervous breakdown based on your loyality.  But what its all about is 40 million dollars.  Urban would have gone to FSU or Taliban State for that kind of money as would most un-principled people would!

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:36 pm

Urban Meyer will be the next coach at Ohio State

Urban Meyer is such a fake it is ridiculous. "I had to quit coaching because of health issues" Yeah right. "I have not been contacted nor have an agreement with Ohio State". Come on Meyer, do you think we are that dumb. You are a classless puke. That simple.

Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:36 pm

Urban Meyer will be the next coach at Ohio State

It was a tragedy that Jim Tressel was forced out of Ohio State over uruly players selling THEIR own possessions. This is great that Urban Meyer signed on to coach this powerhouse team. It looks like we will be back and stronger than ever. Remember Coach Meyer said before that, OSU was an SEC calibur team but they did not know how to use their weapons and speed. Hopefully he will be able to do that and when we get back to the championship we will be able to beat the speed of the SEC and the rest of the speedy confrences. LETS GO BUCKS!!!!!! Oh and by the way this is to all the people especially, Michegan, who thought we were through and to all of the haters acting like we were cheaters and scam artists because Tressel didnt tell on his players because they sold their trophies for tattoos. Every winning school ever are cheaters, just look at THEM closely and everyone of them will have violations. NCAA is vague and unfair period.

Since: Aug 22, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:35 pm

Urban Meyer will be the next coach at Ohio State

I have been reading Dennis Dodd articles for a very long time, long enough to know he has a distaste for the Big Ten, I respect that and understand that, but my thing is, how can a person carry such a title as being an sportwriter and be so biased towards a conference based on his allegiance to the SEC? It makes no sense, and although I enjoy reading Dodd's articles, they can often times become very difficult to read because of his energetic attitude towards the SEC. Which is why I lack respect for AP and BCS polls, because the voters are as biased and Dodd, and they need to allow the computers to have more control over the rankings in order to erase biased individuals like Dodd from having influence over reality.

Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:34 pm

Urban Meyer will be the next coach at Ohio State

I find it somewhat hilarious that there are so many people out there flapping gums about the "lies" that Urban Meyer has spoken. Were any of us in his house when he spoke to his wife/family about the decision to go back home? That's right, HOME! We all can agree that when it comes to home our hearts always play a role in it. Also, all the dumb talk of Ohio State being brought immediately into another lawsuit because we didn't interview 3 ex coaches before the hire................there wasn't a vacancy technically because Fickell was still on board. People are too busy trying to start a witch hunt when they should concentrate more on what they know. We know only what the media transcends upon us other than using our hearts and minds to come to conclusions. Grow up America, we're behind on many levels!

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