Makes sense the day after I wrote a blog about Tebow that Urban Meyer officially becomes Ohio’s coach. One of the biggest sleaze bags in the NCAA let the worst kept secret finally out of the bag. It’s official Ohio got the man they were after the day The Vest was let go. Luke Fickel couldn’t of been that naive to believe he had a chance, he was already booted from the job the first day he was named interim coach. It was a good hire its hard to refute a man who won 2 rings, ohio native, and passionate buckeye fan. But the people should know the truth this man is the biggest hypocrite in the NCAA, the honor used to belong to Nick Saban, but not even Saban would stoop this low.
It starts two years ago where Urban Meyer after a national championship year, where he left for a game or two for vague medical conditions, he magically is well enough to coach in SEC championship and national championship game. He temporarily decides to retire coaching leaving Florida in disarray to find a coach, but then un-retires a couple of days after the fact. At this point you know red flags all over the country are flying up. That year his Florida team competes, but it isn’t able to hang with the top dogs of the SEC. It was clear to Urban Meyer at this point the cupboard he had taken to the promise land twice was now empty and bare. He knew he no longer could keep up with the Les Miles and Nick Sabans of the SEC. The perfect time to leave with the perfect excuses already built in; this inexplicable medical problem, and along with wanting to spend more time with the family. He decides to join ESPN for a season to be a broadcaster. And now suddenly after a year away from the game he is healthy enough and had enough time spent with the family to return to the game he loves; Smell the BS America? Doesn’t hurt when a job like Ohio turns up too.
Here is the question though. How does a 18 year old trust that Urban Meyer is going to stay when the going gets tough. When the pressure to not just beat Michigan, but to beat his previous SEC breathen on the recruiting trails and on the football fields. Is he going to bail like he did in Florida? Is this health condition going to magically arise again? Will he miss his family? But I suspect many 18 years olds will be mesmerized by the 2 rings to ask such questions at first. How do parents officially trust the future of their children in someone as hypocritical as Urban Meyer? And thats the problem you really can’t.