There. I said it. Based on his past record and accomplishments, one could even argue they got the best available coach. But in the immortal words of Lee Corso,
Just four short years ago, Michigan nabbed a can't miss coach who'd won everywhere else he'd been. And 10 months ago after the can't miss coach did, they hired what a sizable portion of the U-M fan base called -- and I'm being kind here -- the 85th choice when "better" choices like Jim Harbaugh and Les Miles didn't pan out. And Michigan's equivalent to some of a "safety school" hire has so far gone better than almost any of us dared to dream.
Point is, you don't know. So while Ohio State fans spent much of the yesterday
And just who is this guy? Yeah, I know about the "W"s and "L"s, but I mean the man behind the headset. The man whose program had over 30+ arrests in his 6 years at Florida. Who quit, then unquit, then quit again when things got tough in Gainesville. Who swore he wasn't interested in the OSU job a couple months ago -- so much so that his daughter took to Twitter to quell the speculation -- then denied again last week while parsing his words like a practiced politician when the story began to leak about his impending hire. It was "truthiness" at its finest.
So sure, the hire looks perfect on paper. And on the Buckeye blogs. But the games aren't played there. As Matt Hayes said in the Sporting News, the Urban Meyer the Buckeyes think they're getting might not be the one who'll actually be on the sidelines.
But what if Meyer turns out to be as advertised?
Bring it. Because isn't that who you want to go into Columbus and beat next year? Isn't that what The Game is all about? Bo vs. Woody. The Ten Year War. Our best against their best.
So let's do this. No matter which Meyer they got. We'll help get the smack talk started...
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