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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
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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: May 21, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:14 am
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Meyer is a spineless phuuck...my prediction - osu wins no more than 8 games a year and the whiny urban crier will quit....so, what excuse does he use this time? Meyer reminds me of bobby petrino- and his best days are behind him,,,,,sorry osu fans you think you got a winner but you got a has been loser who WILL cut and run at the first sign of trouble and on top of that will leave your team dry of any talent or depth...yes, thats your urban meyer...its a shame too bc he did wonders for UF and brought us two champs but all of that is tarnished by the fact meyer is a scumbag and a liar...so enjoy!! lol    you know in th eback of your mind Im right



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:12 am
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Hopefully for OSU the co-eds stay away and don't get him run out of town like at UF
What!? What are you talking about? Meyer was certainly not run out of town.



Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:09 am
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

what a worthless conference.  This isn't golf.  Gentlemans agreement??  Are you kidding me.  I would fire my coach if he whined about something like this.  Mich St and Wisconsin obviously aren't committed to winning if they are not trying to get any recruit they can......



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:09 am
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

the osu...where cheating and lying are traditions....What can you expect from such low life???
From a Florida fan who is not particularly happy to see Meyer back coaching again so soon, I have no problem with him "stealing" recruits from other programs, even if it were from Florida. If kids are undecided then they shouldn't make a verbal commitment. Florida "stole" recruits from others this cycle and had some "stolen" from us. This is how recruiting works and there is nothing illegal about it nor is it cheating.



Since: Feb 3, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:09 am
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Hopefully for OSU the co-eds stay away and don't get him run out of town like at UF



Since: Feb 3, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:07 am
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Where are the facts that support this statement?? Did you personally talk to Pittman?? I follow recruiting and I've never seen or read anything stating this. I do know that Dantonio recruited Dodson while he was committed to Wisconsin! Sounds a little hypocritical don't ya think!! Deal with it...you guys couldn't get the job done.



Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:04 am
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Christopher Wormley and Kyle Kalis both decommited from osu and signed with MICH. OSU isn't crying about it



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:04 am
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Didn't Beilema hang 83 points on a fellow big ten team then claim he wasn't running up the score???

wait wait - gentlemens agreement

i hope TOSU hangs a 100 on this creep



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:03 am
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

I think you forgot about winning as a tradition as well....  Go back to mediocrity where you belong Spartans.



Since: Dec 31, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:02 am
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

I don't think its about stealing recruits, I think its about something else like recruiting when its suppose to be a dead time. In the end, I don't know what its all about, but I would be surprised if its about just stealing recruits, my bet would be that its bigger then that. Both coaches used the term illegal and having a recruit switch teams isn't illegal.


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