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Urban F. Meyer (THE CLOSER)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MD Buckeye, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

  2. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    It's as valid a goal as one of human subsistence in the absence of oxygen.
    lvbuckeye likes this.
  3. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    I tend to agree with your premise- Meyer is a ruthless winner. It’s his main focus, it’s what he’s always done and his body clearly does not respond well when he isn’t winning- on or off the field. Shelley even joked (?) that winning cures things.

    However, I think it’s shortsighted not to recognize his development of men at Ohio State. Call it bias but something changed between his time leaving the SEC cesspool, his time off and his return home to Ohio. Real Life Wednesdays, academic standards, and the success of kids recruited and developed are showing their impact everywhere- Evan Spencer started a company, Joshua Perry is an analyst and outspoken leader, Stephen Collier got his masters in 4.5 years, and a quick browse through the Alumni section probably tells tons more tales of success outside of football.

    The guys coming out of the Ohio State football program are easily hireable, mature, well-rounded kids. I could count the knuckheads on one hand in his 7 years leading. Meyer won, but it wasn’t just on the field this time around.

    Edit- forgot probably my favorite tweet of this whole season

    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018
  4. Poe McKnoe

    Poe McKnoe Senior

    I believe Urban said he realized the importance of the life outside of and after college sports when his daughter(s) were being recruited for volleyball and he was on the opposite side of the table.
    kujirakira, TDunk, BB73 and 4 others like this.
  5. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    "Universities are supposed to be ethical instutitions"

    *University charges students $40000 a year in tuition in fields with no jobs, racking up national student loan debt across the county* *University (including Ohio State) censors speakers on campus based on political ideology* *University gives no due process rights to students accused of sexual assault* etc...
  6. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    I agree with this 100% Urban's approach changed when he got up here. The Roby and Hyde situations were perfect examples He'd learned some hard lessons about managing off-firld issues after UF. Now if he'd only been so zero tolerance to his staff.
    RB07OSU, AuTX Buckeye and OHSportsFan like this.
  7. OH10

    OH10 *

    I like how you say “repeatedly lie” as if somehow Tress was going to decide on the 2nd or 3rd NCAA statement to rat himself out for lying on the 1st one. Dude was ready to go down with that one and he did.

    The university took a hit, in large part, because many in the media couldn’t wait to take down Tress and the football program. I mean, how many coaches and programs get an SI cover entitled “How Deep It Went” about a 20-year-old raffle and some tattoos. They (and you, apparently) made it seem like freakin’ Watergate.

    I’ll say it again: Spare the harsh language for the really bad shit. This ain’t it son.
  8. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    Speaking of this, I sure hope Real Life Wednesdays continue. I don’t know of any reason why they wouldn’t, just saying that it obviously is a great thing and they should keep that rolling.
  9. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    Good for you. This isn't a generation ago.
    RB07OSU, ginn421, buckeyeintn and 2 others like this.
  10. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    I watch people lie to Congress in CSPAN every day. Lying to Congress is a felony. No one ever gets arrested or prosecuted.
  11. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I disliked Tressel for a lot of the same reasons you did. You know that.

    To beat it to death and act like he punched a baby/raped a kid is just beyond my level of outrage.

    He lied to the NCAA/OSU..............He has been's over

    The only excommunicated Buckeye's, imo, are:

    • Art Schilchter
    • Giovanni Strassini
    Other than that they have their warts but
  12. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Bitch up.
  13. Zander42

    Zander42 Stupendous Nut

    You are so not bitching up.
  14. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    This. Every last word, this.
  15. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    And a certain other wonk with his own thread

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