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Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Posted on: February 3, 2012 10:33 am
Edited on: February 3, 2012 3:28 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

It seems Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer heard the complaints from fellow Big Ten coaches Bret Bielema and Mark Dantonio about his recruiting tactics on Thursday, and not surprisingly, he doesn't care.

According to Buckeye fansite the OZone, Meyer fired back while at the Ohio High School coaches clinic on Friday morning.

"You're pissed because we went after a committed guy? Guess what, we got 9 guys who better go do it again," said Meyer. "Do it a little harder next time."

Meyer also released a statement on Friday afternoon.

“I was pleased to take part in a productive, regularly scheduled meeting of the Big Ten Conference coaches today in Chicago," said Meyers in the release. "We had an opportunity to discuss a number of issues with each other and conference staff, including those that have arisen this week. It should be noted that my coaching staff is in full compliance with our recruiting efforts, and no one on this staff did anything illegal or unethical. We will continue to comply with NCAA rules and recruit with relentless effort, especially the great state of Ohio.
 
“I want to thank Commissioner Delany for his insight and leadership, and at this point we all look forward to moving past this week and getting ready for the start of spring football.”

This all started when Wisconsin's Bret Bielema and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio publicly criticized Meyer's recruiting tactics. Of the ten players that committed to Ohio State after Meyer became head coach, eight had previously committed to other schools. That includes offensive tackle Kyle Dodson (Wisconsin) and defensive end Se'Von Pittman (Michigan State).

Bielema also said on Thursday night that Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez was going to be talking to Jim Delany about Meyer's recruiting tactics. All because of a supposed "gentleman's agreement" -- an agreement that even Alvarez himself denied exists on Friday -- within the Big Ten that says coaches aren't supposed to go after another coach's commits while recruiting.

Which wasn't the way Meyer, or any coach, did things in the SEC, and it doesn't look like Urban is willing to adapt.

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Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:24 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

I had a deep rooted hatred for Urban Myer, but all this crying from other Big 10 coaches, and the response from Myer has got me rooting for him to just SMASH on all these coaches that are whining! I want to see Ohio St just rub it in their faces and run up the score every chance he gets against these other coaches... "Gentleman's agreement" HA!!! 



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:24 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

"You're pissed because we went after a committed guy? Guess what, we got 9 guys who better go do it again," said Meyer. "Do it a little harder next time."
LOFL ... not to worry coach! It's NOT like class matters in the ButtEye state! GO BUTTS!



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:24 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism




Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:23 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism




Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:19 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Didn't Urban Meyer leave the Florida Gator program because the stress was effecting his heart? 

The NCAA was the first reason these recruits decommitted from their original choices to choose Ohio State. When the NCAA gave Ohio State a one year ban from "a" bowl game, it amounted to a red shirt year for all of Urban Meyer's recruits. Not enough punishment for the Ohio State program for the crimes the program committed. Just like when the players in question were allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl. The nation knew that wasn't right and most of us know the one year bowl ban isn't right either.

We do know this, the NCAA hasn't decommitted from "thee" Ohio State.

With the NCAA providing life support for the Ohio State football program, will Urban Meyer's heart be able to handle the stress?



Since: Nov 16, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:14 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

first off. every spot vacated by a student on scholarship opens up a spot in the program, every spot vacated due to expulsion opens up a spot for scholarship, thirdly every fifth year graduate opens up a scholarship. If you do you homework, you will find that in the past three months, 2 students have been expelled and at least two have transfered. Alas, you sit here and whine and belly ache how they cheated or didn't play fair. In this nature of intent, Urban Meyer has basically gave you all role call. Get up play, aggressive, and don't stop playing hard till the whistle blows. Which is why so many recruits followed. HE gives more in one day that your teams coach has done all year. OSU also gave these kids 4 YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS! which means, that it is not renewable after a year, which MEANS! that the kid doesn't have to worry about his scholarship after the first year. you want dirty tactics, what about coaches that dump players after one year? Maybe if you read whats going on, instead of stopping to jerk off and smell the roses. You wouldn't have such a ignornant reponse. Yet, that is what we have here, failure to communicate.  



Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:13 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

I just don't understand all the criticism being directed towards Urban Meyer.  It's not like he's a criminal (like many of his former athletes).  It's not like he's been caught for breaking any rules yet (like Jim Tressel).  I'm sure he's a very ethical person (who tells his daughter that it's cool to consider doing the nasty with other guys when your boyfriend isn't looking...that is until you actually sign that marriage license).



Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:10 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

I think the point here is the big picture and that is Ohio State and this clown will be on probation within 3 years. The line on it is "NL" meaning "no line" because no one will even take that bet. This guy doesn't have the class to be in the Big 10. Watch he will commit all kinds of vilations and then drift off away to some other job. 



Since: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:09 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

I'm stunned that teams don't offer a guaranteed 4 year scholarship for players (as long as they don't violate rules or become academically ineligible).  Is that on a top recruit's wish list or do they only think about girls and NFL contracts?

It makes me wonder why these high school kids not allowed to hire an agent to help them filter through all the coaches' constant phone calls, texts, "promises", etc, and focus on what's actually important, like a 4 year guarantee, for example.  I can't believe players can be kicked off the team to make way for the new recruits and lose their scholarship.  They need an agent as much as a pro player does.



Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:07 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

This argument has always just AMAZED me.  If the recruit hasn't signed the letter, the coach can talk them into changing their mind.

At the end of the day, if the kid decides he would rather plan for Meyer than Dantonio or Bielema, isn't that enough?

So, you're telling me 17/18 year old kids can't change their mind????

If he's paying them, that's one thing.

But, if this is a kid simply re-evaluating his decision, Bielema and Dantonia and coaches need to shut their mouth.

I'm not even an OSU fan.  I hate them.

But, it is what it is.

The funny thing is that we all know every coach knows players come to coaches, not universities.

But, when that player wants to play for another coach more than them, they cry about it.

It's this simple.  The kids want to play for Meyer more than Bielema and Dantonio.  End of story. 


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