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Big Ten Football: Four Reasons to Hate Urban Meyer


On our nations birthday we thought it would be fun to look at the one Big Ten coach everyone loves to hate, Urban Meyer. The Ohio State coach who came in to the conference last year and ran the table is often vilified for good reason. Here are four reasons to hate Urban Meyer.

1) Urban Meyer is a mercenary for hire:

I don’t think anyone believes that Meyer is at Ohio State for the long haul. The possibility of him winning a national championship followed by a few years of getting close and not closing the deal will probably make him want to be a family man again and pack it up. He is at Ohio State as a rental coach to bring in a ring and then find his next conquest.

2) He comes across as a sleazy car salesman:

Taking the Ohio State job after working for ESPN as an analyst, he knows what to say and how to deliver his message. The guy just rubs people the wrong way. The only people who seem to really like him are in the state of Ohio and the mainstream media (ESPN).

3) Meyer wins everywhere he goes:

This statement can figuratively be put in the same category as LeBron James in the NBA. He always wins, seems to be the best at everything that goes with the job, and knows how to get what he wants. It’s easy to hate a guy that always seems to out perform the competition.

4) He used to coach both Tim Tebow and Aaron Hernandez:

Tim Tebow is one of the most polarizing figures in sports, and Aaron Hernandez is the new face of the NFL bad guy. Both are products of Urban Meyer at Florida. Coincidence? We think not.


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