Perhaps somebody’s meds need adjusting.

Corch Meyers has put an Orlando Sentinel beat writer on double secret probation for being a very bad man.

“You’ll be out of practice — you understand that? — if you do that again,” said Meyer, while a couple of spectators still sat in the stands. “I told you five years ago: Don’t mess with our players. Don’t do it. You did it. You do it one more time and the Orlando Sentinel’s not welcome here ever again. Is that clear? It’s yes or no.” (finger pointing toward the face)

“Urban, come on. Don’t make any threats,” I said. “That’s fine. I’ll play by rules.  But all I was doing is quoting the guy. I don’t think I was the only one.”

“You’re a bad guy, man,” Meyer said. “You’re a bad guy.”

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UPDATE: Oh, please.

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23 responses to “Perhaps somebody’s meds need adjusting.

  1. Dog in TN

    Interesting that Meyer didn’t question the validity of the quote, just shooting at the messanger.

  2. mwo

    Just what you would expect from Corch Meyers. It looks as if that reporter struck a nerve.

  3. Charles D.

    Karma is a mofo. Meyer will go down in flames, just as Fulmer did. It will be beautiful.

  4. Scorpio Jones, III

    Nobody seems to understand the nexus of Meyer’s rage. The quote from Thompson could be seen as knocking Timmy.

    Dat’s a big fat no, no. Knocking Timmy is like…saying bad things about….like, God.

    Meyer may be a great coach, but at times he is crazy as an outhouse rat. (See vid of his reaction to Georgia’s post td celebration.)

  5. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Meyer has serious anger management problems. I can see why he tried to quit. He probably knows it himself. The man is on the edge of being an out and out lunatic. If he stays as he is now–wound tighter than a 2 dollar watch–he’ll be dead of a heart attack within 5 years, or sooner. Any intelligent FLA fan who sees this video has to be deeply concerned that this guy is in charge of that program no matter how many games the team has won.

  6. BenG

    So, according to Joseph Goodman, Corch is the new Kiffin? It’s all part of the plan…

  7. heyberto

    So, now blasting reporters is motivation? The motivation meme continues past the Timmy era. So the butt kissing by that Miami Herald columnist who doesn’t want to get black balled by Urb, comes up. I mean.. it has to motivation, right? No coach can be so crazy as to actually be serious.. right?

  8. benjamin

    I dont think any FLA are concerned, at least I am not because regardless about what gets said, it really is about winning and thats it.

  9. benjamin

    FLA fans*

  10. DavetheDawg

    It already sounds like the man has come unglued. If his diatribe, sparked not by any one reporter, but by his own player(s), is any indication of his state of mind, I contend he might not make it through his 2nd or 3rd loss of the season. Clearly the man didn’t take enough time off. If UF loses a few this year, will it be merely a disappointing season, or a tragic one?

  11. Watchman

    Perhaps if Meyer gets the reporter fired, the reporter’s daughter will get her daddy back?

  12. The Realist

    Meyer is a douche. Fowler wasn’t “messing with his players.” He ran a direct quote that sorta kinda confirms that Tebow wasn’t that great of a passing quarterback at Florida. This is not news. Tebow’s real weapons were his determination, and his ability to make something out of nothing by running the ball. That doesn’t take anything away from what he accomplished while at Florida. What is the big deal?

    This is not backing up your players. This is trying to intimidate the media to control what is written about your team. Backing up your players is commendable. This is manipulation, which makes Meyer a douche.

    Had Fowler said Thompson was a whiny little bitch that raped sad clowns with autographed pictures of Tebow circumcising Filipino children instead of attending intro to finger painting class, then I could understand if Meyer confronted him. I mean seriously… he doesn’t skip that class.

    But instead, this is totally unjustifiable and makes Meyer seem a wee bit crazy. I mean, would he really be “going at it” with a reporter who – god forbid – quoted his son? If Meyer was justified, why did he see it necessary to leave out the back door? Douche.

    • heyberto

      You are so much more eloquent than I am.. awesome post. I will submit that the Corch is King of the Douche.

  13. sUGArdaddy

    I believe you can smell ‘dirty’ from a mile away. I’ve always said that Mark Richt reminds me most of Tom Osborne. Both devout Christian family men. Both very stable and calm on the sidelines and in the media. Both very stoic. Osborne couldn’t get over the hump for so many years, but built a perennial power. People said he wasn’t mean or tough enough. In the meantime, Oklahoma and Miami were winning championships. But something about everything in Norman and Coral Gables felt dirty in the 80′s. You just knew it was going to go up in flames one day. It did. And to close out his career Osborne won 3 of 4 national titles and nearly won 4 in a row.

    Something smells dirty in Gainesville and T-town, and it could just be that Meyer and Saban are flat out jerks. But sooner or later, being a jerk comes back to bite you in this business. It’s NOT corporate America. At the end of the day, you still have to get Mamas and Grandmas to let their boys play for you and and you still have to relate to 20 yr. old kids. And being a prick and/or jerk won’t help those two parts of the job description. And, the thing about Meyer is that it’s not going to get better, and I know he feels it. He’s not going to win 2 NCs in 3 years again. He’s not going to go to the SECCG 3 of 4 years again. He may not ever coach a Heisman Winner again. He may never make it to Atlanta back to back again. It’s really, really, really hard to win championships. And he just graduated the most decorated player and class in school history.

    I just can’t wait to watch it go down in flames the way the OU and Miami regimes did. It may be a while from now, but I can’t wait to see it. Let’s just hope that CMR peaks the way Osborne did…and let’s hope we don’t follow him up with Frank Solich.

    • dudetheplayer

      To be fair, while Osborne was a nice guy and one helluva a football coach, the guy wasn’t exactly a saint either.

      There was a lot of sketchy shit going on with the Nebraska football program in the 1990′s… not surprisingly at the time of their greatest success.

      • sUGArdaddy

        I’m assuming you’re talking about Lawrence Phillips. To me, he handled it the exacty same way Richt would have. He suspended the guy for the entire season (a season in which he would have likely rushed for a gazillion yards and won the Heisman). But he stuck by him, and let him play in the bowl game. He repeatedly talked about not giving up on the kid.

        • Phocion

          There was much more than that…but Oklahoma and Switzer were already installed as the Bad Boys (Cornfed Version) so Nebraska and Osbourne got a huge pass on a lot of things.

          When it came to Phillips, that couldn’t be covered up and so Osbourne acted.

  14. Irishdawg

    Meyer is a thin-skinned control freak who thinks no paper in the entire state of Florida should ever write anything negative about him or his program, ever. He wants complete fealty from the media (and he gets it from ESPN), and he will punish the heretics. Asshole.

  15. sUGArdaddy

    And that’s another reason why people don’t understand how difficult the UGA job is. There are many benefits, but we’re the flagship school the state of Georgia and are 70 miles from the capital of the south, the 5.5 million populated city of Atlanta, which has the only real critical newspaper in the south. Take a look sometimes at the softballs the papers in Knoxville/Nashville throw UT and Columbia throw South Crack. Meyer would never last this close to Atlanta and real sports talk radio and a critical newspaper.

  16. Dog in Fla

    “Meyer greeted players for about 20 minutes and was escorted out of the practice facility in a white FORD BRONCO truck from the back end of the practice facility, not the main exit where the media stood”

    In the meantime, Jeremy Foley not Fowler puts in a call to Ari to see if Ari has time to do a media smooth-over for Urban before he gets thirsty and retires again.

    Ari agrees but only if Nick Saban is not involved because even Ari knows Urban can’t be cured of what Nick did to him.

    After looking at the tape, Ari says the first line of defense is that Urban was smiling when he called Jeremy a bad man and that at best is only the typical good natured ribbing that the coaches give to reporters who refuse to march in step or at worst a biting type of sarcasm that a Mike Leach-type might use before launching an attack.

    Elsewhere, the Orlando Sentinel is putting its sports reporters who attend Florida practices through SERE school and giving them combat pay. When captured by Urban, they are instructed to show dog tags, give name, rank and serial number and then yell as loudly as they can

  17. Will (the other one)

    Good YouTube choice.
    Runners-up that also would’ve been great include the original Tony Montana “Wave goodbye to the bad guy” speech from Scarface…and the episode of South Park where Cartman does the monologue.

  18. irk74

    “Gratulations, gratulations, gratulations Corch Meyers. The season hasn’t started and you’re already wound tighter than Dick’s hatband.
    Corinne Brown

  19. benjamin

    Winning cures all! Has football season started yet?