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Urban Meyer becoming CFB watchdog

Posted on: February 14, 2011 3:31 pm
Edited on: February 14, 2011 5:53 pm
 
Wow, Urban Meyer sure did pop off didn't he? 
In a widely distributed (on Twitter) radio interview , Florida's former on-again, off-again coach made some pretty damning statements. Well, damning considering they came from him. 

Meyer: “What I’ve seen the last five years is a complete turn in the integrity of the college coaching profession. It’s completely turned the other way. Maybe I wasn't exposed to it because I was in the profession. Right now, it’s not good because the risk-reward is 'Have at it, do what you’ve got to do to get the great player, go win games and at the end of the day we’ll find out what happens down the road …'"

The news here is not that Urban Meyer sees a radical change in the coaching profession. The reaction should be: duh. The "last five years"? That does coincide with the SEC's current championship run, but the coaching profession was fairly sketchy before 2006. I seem to remember Alabama being on probation a couple of times before that. 2006 was after Reggie Bush had left USC but before he would burn the program to the ground. And there were those approximately 30 players arrested at Florida while Meyer was there. 

Of course, coaches weren't directly involved with those cases. But it remains hypocritical for coaches to take credit for Johnny's 3.5 GPA then claim ignorance when the spit hits the fan. If Meyer was a part of that system, then he is turning into the Carrie Nation of college football.

And let's not forget he profited greatly -- and continues to profit -- off a system he calls corrupt. Meyer is ESPN's latest in-between-jobs coaching analyst superstar.

While he was on his stump, Meyer also seemingly took a run at Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl. 

Meyer:  “You tell me how a young man who is a wide receiver (Dez Bryant of Oklahoma State) and he lied to the NCAA and they took away his eligibility and he was never allowed to play again. And then there are violations in other areas of the country and that doesn’t happen.”

Radio host: “Coach of Tennessee basketball (Bruce Pearl) did the same thing (lied to the NCAA). Sat out eight games lost a little money and he’s back coaching right now.”

Meyer:And Dez Bryant is out of the profession."

Meyer agreed with host, former coach Dan Dakich, that coaches should be fired if they are found guilty of major violations.

Meyer: "That's the only answer. There's a reason why people don't rob banks. The risk-reward is you're going to jail. Right now, if you commit -- they call them secondary violations, which is comical; they're not secondary -- if you commit a secondary violation, it's a slap on the hand." 


Meyer also said he developed "a recommendation" that he sent to "a good chunk of athletic directors and presidents and commissioners." It would have been nice to get some specifics -- you know, names of coaches, specific recommendations -- out of Meyer. For now, the news is that he said these things, not necessarily that these things are going on.

Meyer: "I've had a couple of meetings already. It's a question of how much do they want help? I think there were 28-something players suspended last year. If that's not a red flag ... We don't want this to turn into minor leagues for the NFL, or maybe we do..." 

"I'm no longer a football coach and that's had a part with why I stepped away."

Once again, it would be nice if the coach named names and provided us with the list of recommendations. We can only hope they're coming. Soon.



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Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Urban Meyer becoming CFB watchdog

A Miami Goldtoothed duechbag putting in his two cents....Guess what, Miami is what we call a past time....You were good once 20 + years ago but now you will remain in the hole you you sit in now...Miami sucks, always will.....Now, time to hit the corner ....I know thats how 98% of Miami fans make a living....goldtoothed loser<br />

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Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Urban Meyer becoming CFB observer

For me, I don't see Urban as being a CFB watchdog per se, but more a good commentator with his having been through the coaching ranks of a highly touted UF series of teams;  thereby exposing him to the inevitable darker side of CFB as well as the brighter side.  He has some good personal perspective on all sides of "the game", from experience to pushy boosters (No doubt, and not indicating illegality: they're everywhere), through building character and fulfilling the promise of his team members.  Now he can step back and look at the whole view of CFB and offer his expertise in his statements.  With time he will feel more comfortable with comments regarding other teams; UF is naturally most prominent in his view right now, but I believe he will succeed greatly in the continuation of his new career.  I personally just hope for his continued good health; he seems so much more relaxed and that's a great side-effect of his move to another aspect of CFB! 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 11:10 am
 

Urban Meyer becoming CFB watchdog

Unlike

(I'll get it right one of these days.)



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 11:09 am
 

Urban Meyer becoming CFB watchdog

Sorry for the typos and spelling mistakes.  Unlime most 13 year olds, I am not the most proficient typist.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 11:07 am
 

Urban Meyer becoming CFB watchdog

I too get a chuckle out of this.

Look, UFelons fans can try and spin this any way they want, but Meyer's time as coach up there was filled w/a lot of problems.  The number of arrests is alarming, and no, he did not deal with them consistently.  Jamar Hornsby should have been kicked off the team and out of school after using the dead girl's credit card--an no, he was not a walk on--but instead Meyer kept him around long enough for him to commit other crimes as well as sell his complimentary game tickets, which is an NCAA violation.  Good move.

In typical UFelons fashion, however, instead of addressing the problem, they try to deflect attention by slinging mud at those who point out the problem w/Meyer's alleged new role as CFB "watchdog."   The only reason to make the "you did it too" argument is because your position is indefensible.  Thus, I can only conclude that the UFelons fans agree that Meyer's time was troubled and cnnot deny it.

Tennessee had its problems w/Kiffin, no doubt about it.  And Bruce Pearl is no gem (pardon the pun).  And I'm sure you will bring up Miami's admittedly checkered past notwithstanding that its incidents go back 10+ years and while the on the field results have sliped, off the field the U has been almost completely off the police blotter.  How about instead looking in the mirror and addresing your own problems?  Or is that to difficult for you all to comprehend?



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 9:42 am
 

Urban Meyer becoming CFB watchdog

Gator73 when you talk about the kind of arrest under meyer did you forget the ones like the THUG that used the dead girls credit cards before she was even in the ground or the class act rainey that text his x girl friend and said it was time to DIE. Meyer is a slimeball POS. He covered up more garbage at Florida than most coaches have ever had to deal with. If you bring in thugs by the boat load you have to cover it up. I guess all the covering of for Cam the Scam never happened either? Yea Right. Drink you some more of the meyer kool aide.

See the comment above about the credit card guy.  He wasn't on scholarship, nor on the field.  He was a walk-on who wasn't currently even on the practice squad.  He just happened to know some players, as well as the girl.  That's how he got access to the card in the first place.  Nobody defended him.  Liar. 

As for Rainey- OMG- how many 19 year old kids get into a heated argument with an ex- girlfriend and say stupid- even threatening things!  The point is- there was never a history of violence to her or any other girl, he never acted on it, and he apologized.  The girl even said she wouldn't press any charges.  His big crime was being dumb enough to put it in a text.  Big freaking deal.  It might have been different if he had any history of attitudes toward women like that.  I'm sure you never got mad at a girlfriend- yeah, you probably never had one.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 9:36 am
 

Urban Meyer becoming CFB watchdog

anybody and i mean ANYBODY sticking up for a coach who allows a player to use a dead persons credit card and not be immediately kicked off the team
MY GOD how do you have the guts to post anything and then call another poster a fraud!  


Hey reeturd, the guy who stole the credit card was a walk-on DB who was already not playing and was not currently on the team.  At least if you're going to hate know something.  Quit spewing out your orifices.  In every single case of a player being proven to have broken rules, or laws, they were dealt with appropriately.  There were only two examples I can think of when a player was even given conditions for reinstatement, which included loss of scholarship, no contact with the team, paying their way through school for a year without incident, as well as disciplinary tasks from the team leadership council.  Neither involved convictions of crimes, but public intoxication, I believe. 

The one guy who was clearly a liar and a thief, we suspended, and were going to lose due to academic infractions- eg.- "you're fired".  Of course, another school picked him up, baggage and all, just because he was a good athlete.  We don't keep that kind- even if it is Scam Newton.




Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Urban Meyer becoming CFB watchdog

because YOU ARE A TURD!  too coward to put your school in your name. we all know about those hiding behind a cover. the dirtiest cheating conference....yeah pretend your slimeball conference is so pristine. NOT.  
talk about a fraud...there is NOTHING worse than a lying suc coward. that would be YOU, COWARD WHO WONT TELL US YOUR SCHOOL. or as we call you TURDS!


anybody and i mean ANYBODY sticking up for a coach who allows a player to use a dead persons credit card and not be immediately kicked off the team
MY GOD how do you have the guts to post anything and then call another poster a fraud!
 

hypocrite, THY NAME IS SKREFFTY

Maybe read my first post where I belitted Urban Meyer for being full of crap.  I don't agree with anything that scumbag did.  I defended my conference, not Urban Meyer - please learn to read.  And my favorite team is LSU; can you not see the Tiger as my Avatar?  Can you not click on my profile and see that LSU is my favorite team?

Moron - they name is flaSUCKSgoIOWAsteroidfactory

Wow, you aren't the brightest crayon in the box now are you?  Something about those living in glass houses throwing stones...



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Urban Meyer becoming CFB watchdog

hypocrite, THY NAME IS SKREFFTY



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2011 9:32 pm
 

Urban Meyer becoming CFB watchdog

anybody and i mean ANYBODY sticking up for a coach who allows a player to use a dead persons credit card and not be immediately kicked off the team
MY GOD how do you have the guts to post anything and then call another poster a fraud!  


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