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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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Comments

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:48 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Agreed.Go Blue



Since: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:39 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Khan you are exactly right. I am not disrespecting your conference but you must admit someone, somwhere has got to stand up and fight! The coaches up there have been lazy with their recruiting practices and mediocrity has set in on the national front. The coaches obviously are NOT developing the talent that is in obvious abundance up there. Do you recall Mark Ingram? Isnt he from Michigan? I think he was rated a 3 Star player! All Ive been saying is the Big 10-12 needs to step up and Urban Meyer seems to be waking some people up.



Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:37 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

CBS SPORTSLINE BREAKING NEWS>>>>>>>>
;>>>>>>>> Ohio State just sentenced to NCAA death penalty for recruiting violations. You'll be reading that soon!



Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:29 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

And the most inbreeders per capita next to Kentucky. Congratulations.



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:27 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Well if I were a big 10 coach that was new in the conference, this is how I would like to start. Ohio St. has had it share of bad news, nice to see them playing harball. One has to wonder if Michigan is already feeling the heat. Wisconsin and Michigan state look like Urban road kill.



Since: Feb 3, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:26 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

His health problems were call saban



Since: Jan 14, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:22 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

At least he's not covering up for child molesters! Am I right!



Since: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:19 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

All I have to say is this

Tebow Cried and Urban nearly died

SO..........

He QUIT!

Glad he is at Ohio State and waking you Big "Whatevers" Up!

College football is more fun when you guys are competitive!




Since: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:15 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

You are exactly right Go Blue.

Quit Whinning and RECRUIT!



Since: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:12 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Spock, you are the one who MENTIONED graduation rates and NOW that you have been exposed, BY THE FACTS, you start pulling out insults and ENTRANCE levels. Please YANKEE HILLBILLY shut up and go hang out with your sister/wife. i am certain they are one and the same.

Next time before you start talking about something please make sure you know what you are talking about!

The SEC wins Championships and graduates players.... PERIOD

By the way the STATE OF ALABAMA owns the last 3 BCS Championships. Just in case you forgot



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