Mistakes were made. But not by Corch.

If you’re Urban Meyer, you’re stung by the accusation of a recruit who claims to have been “treated like crap” by you on a recruiting visit and you feel the need to respond, how do you proceed?

This is how you do it.

But when asked about Young’s comments Tuesday, Meyer seemed displeased with how his staff handled the 6-foot-7, 270-pound’s recruitment rather than the player himself.

“Sure I can (comment), they’re signed,” Meyer said. “I did read it. We had a lot of respect for him as a player. A lot. I was very disappointed in our staff that we didn’t offer him earlier.

“About treating him bad, we don’t do that on purpose. If that’s his feelings. I went back and talked to our staff about it, because I don’t want that to be out there.

“But when you have one out of 650 that say someone is treated bad, you know? We didn’t offer him earlier, but we did want to offer him. Afterward, he really grew on me. He’s a great player and I think we missed on him early on, and I was very upset with our coaching staff, the recruiter and that area and the position coach.

Notice the word “me” missing there?  Just to refresh

I went up and said, ‘Coach (Meyer), what was the reason that you all of a sudden offered me?’ He said, ‘We looked at your tape, and it was pretty good and I saw interest in that.’ I said, ‘Well coach, back when I was just committing to Kentucky and keeping my options open, I came up to a camp and sent you my film and everything, and you didn’t even reply. It seemed like y’all just deleted it.’

He said, ‘Well, if you look back at that time, you were how big?’ I said, ‘6-7, 270, just like I am now.’ He said, ‘Well, you were an insubstantial tackle, an insubstantial player,’ so he was saying I (didn’t) even amount to being able to be recruited by Ohio State as a four-star tackle. He said, ‘Now what offers did you have?’ I said, ‘I had my one from Kentucky,’ and he said, ‘Well, you were an insubstantial player with insubstantial offers from an insubstantial school.’  [Emphasis added.]

The best thing about this is the local media giving Meyer a pass here because he didn’t criticize the kid.  Gotta love that.

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19 responses to “Mistakes were made. But not by Corch.

  1. diving duck

    I can’t figure out how he and Harbaugh win over parents on the cruitin trail when it’s obvious they’re sociopaths.

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    • Just Chuck (The Other One)

      Sociopaths are very bright and very charming. Tell you anything with a smile at the same time they are stabbing you in the back. If someone is a sociopath, it’s usually not obvious.

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      • Ted Bundy

        Until it is too late.

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      • gastr1

        Harbaugh surely gives the happy talk about education and character. Truth be told, his last two college coaching jobs have been at top schools, so it’s probably at least a little bit legit.

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    • JasonC

      Pathological Liar

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  2. Ben

    Recruiting seems like a speculators market: when you see lots of offers for one kid, you figure there’s something there that you just don’t see. Instead, offer him anyway. If he doesn’t work out, just cut him later when everyone else has already filled up their rosters.

    Am I missing something, or is that exactly what happened here?

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  3. Brcdavis

    I’m not a fan of Urban, but to play devils advocate, it seems like you are giving 100% credence to an 18 year olds recollection of events.

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  4. Can you imagine the kind of condemnation Kirby would get if he was the one that made this comment at least from posters of this blog? LOL. This would generate a lot of hits, and multiple articles. ESPN will be having not a few days of morning shows and guests shaming Kirby. I wonder if a fan base just seem not to get it together nor if this same fan base deserve a Natty.

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  5. South FL Dawg

    I’d like for another kid with a late offer to ask Urbs why, and see what the man says. Because of course coaches offer who they think is worthy, and if you don’t get an offer that tells you what the coach THINKS of you. Will Urbs be able to temper what he SAYS though?

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  6. Hogbody Spradlin

    How does it feel to be an assistant coach at Ohio State and have Corch blame this on you?

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