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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: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:54 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Exactly what is the point of a "verbal comittment"? The whole recruitng thing is out of control and destructive.




Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:46 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

These other coaches are suddenly faced with a guy who wants to out-work them and their response is to whine about it instead of taking it as a challenge and upping their game? Excuses aren't going to get you success next year on Saturdays, guys. Alvarez seems to be the only one discussed who has a pair.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:38 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Urban gives the impression that he is an upfront honorable guy.   But he follows the script of Les Miles and Saban on how
to bend the rules to their liking.   The pressure got to him at Florida and I think it will get to him at Ohio St.   He's a good
coach but he's no godsend, he needs players just like everybody else.   He knows his coaching skills alone will not get
the job done.  He has to do whatever it takes to get the good players.   He realizes that and compromises his own integrity
which will undoubtedly take its toll on him again.   He will win,  but after 4 or 5 years he will bail, unless a couple of
thumpings from the SEC make it sooner.



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:32 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Urban has brought the slippery, over-signing, lieing recruiting methods that happen throughout the south to the Big Ten!  Urban Liar will over-sign, drop committed players for late signers, lie about his opponents and do anthing, and I mean anything to flip a recruit.  Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, and Joe Paterno are proabably rolling over in their graves watching this liar.  By the way, incredible recovery for Urban Liar after leaving Florida for health and family issues.  This guy would lie to his own family to get what he wants. 



Since: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:19 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

Gentleman? You Northern hillbillies havent heard about any of our coaches in the South taking showers with boys! Syracuse Basketball, Penn State Football? LOL! Urban Meyer is going to be the "Coach Killer" in the Big "Whatever"!

To the rest of the Big "Whatever" schools......Quit Bitching and GO TO WORK!

And Whoever said Football was a "Gentlemans" sport anyway?




Since: Sep 13, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:16 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

just for a moment we thought Meyer was a halfway decent man.....now we know he is a low-life, scum.....what shame we represent as a society. and we expect young boys to beome honarable men? what a joke.



Since: Sep 13, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:14 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

just for a moment we thought Meyer was a halfway decent man.....now we know he is a low-life, scum.....what shame we represent as a society. and we expect young boys to beome honarable men? what a joke.



Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:10 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

God. It amazes me that ppl in the B10 didn't see this coming. Meyer worked for Florida and everyone knows there's no such thing as Honor or Gentlemen in the deep south




Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 6:03 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism

God it amazes me that ppl didn't expect this from Meyer. Is there anyone on the planet that doesn't already know Meyer worked at Florida and there never has been any Honor in the deep south!!

 




Since: Jan 19, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:50 pm
 

Urban Meyer responds to fellow coaches' criticism




Thanks for your imput Nostradumbass


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