“It will be finished when it is finished.”

I am shocked, shocked to discover that the two-week period Ohio State announced for its investigation of Urban Meyer is a mere goal and not a definitive timetable.

They’re probably hoping for a couple more major scandals at other schools to suck oxygen out of the media tent.  With the way things are going lately, I can’t say that’s an unrealistic strategy.

By the way, when do we start referring to this mess as “Corchgate”?

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48 responses to ““It will be finished when it is finished.”

  1. ChiliDawg

    Confirms exactly what I suspected about the “investigation.” It was merely buying time hoping the scandal would blow over. That hasn’t happened – so now they’re dragging their feet indefinitely. Watch it roll right into the season when the announcement will be “for the benefit of our student athletes we do not feel it would be fair to them to make a change at this juncture.”

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    • Biggus Rickus

      If it rolls into the season, that would probably be bad for Meyer. They’d already have the interim coaching actual games.

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  2. This actually gives it a little credibility… Establishing two weeks in the beginning was ‘fishy’ to me. Maybe it’s two weeks if they find nothing… Starting to sound a little bit like “some texts are telling a different story, then maybe Ol’ Urban indicated”. To be fair – I don’t like Urban. Always thought he was an arrogant SOB and that sooner or later Karma would catch up… Maybe this is where it does…

    If he is canned; don’t share any Crocodile Tears for the guy. He will be coaching in the NFL by Feb 1.

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    • ChiliDawg

      I highly doubt that. Urban Meyer is exactly the kind of coach who would fall flat on his face in the NFL.

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      • ChiliDawg

        And beside that point, NFL owners wouldn’t want that kind of scandal in their organization. It’s a distraction they don’t need. Meyer is more likely to end up like Art Briles than Jimmy Johnson.

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    • Mayor

      Urban likely won’t be fired. The fall guy is AD Gene Smith and he has already been set up.

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      • ScoutDawg

        It is nice not having a vested interest in this comedy, other than justice. Kirby would avenge a lot of old CUM @ FU debts just begging to be paid back, so I could give to shits if he stays or goes. On the other hand, Awbarn has a private jet on hot 5 standby, just in case you know.

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  3. Russ

    You’re probably right, but I’ll give them credit for taking the time needed. We gave them shit about putting a deadline on an investigation when it wasn’t even clear what all they were investigating. Just as long as the result is everyone realizing what a huge piece of shit CUM is, I’ll be satisfied.

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  4. Derek

    They’re building credibility with the outside world by taking the time, especially during camp. My guess is that it’s all just a show and they’re trying to ID fall guys that are expendable, i.e., anyone and everyone not named Urban.

    What’s really going to be interesting is whether after they “cleanse” Meyer from fault and he bolts because they did this to him. Needlessly in his mind. Wouldn’t shock me if they don’t bend over to protect him and then he uses his “innocence” to land his next gig: LSU? USC? Notre Dame?

    Don’t see how this doesn’t end up with a break up one way or another.

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    • ChiliDawg

      He already went rogue with his statement that threw the AD under the bus. There’s a bad breakup brewin’, that’s for sure.

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    • ApalachDawg

      Agree

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      • ugafidelis

        Apalach, is the smoked fish dip festival worth coming to? I’m about an hour out and was thinking about riding down.

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        • ApalachDawg

          Fish dip and a pint of dirty blond is well worth the 60 min drive!
          Also recommend the seafood festival in Nov, oyster fest in Jan, chili cook off (on SGI) in March – all good times on the forgotten coast!

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          • Derek

            Link!?!?

            Love smoked fish dip.

            Best I’ve found so far is at Peg Leg Pete’s on Pensacola Beach.

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            • Mike Cooley

              Surprised you don’t think you’re too good for Pensacola, Derek.

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              • Derek

                I’m not surprised that you’re wrong.

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                • Mike Cooley

                  Come on dude. The persona you project here seems like someone who would think he is far too good for the red neck Riviera.

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                • california_dawg

                  I certainly don’t feel that way. I always wanted to visit Pensacola but growing up on Hilton Head Island it was always tricky for us to get to.

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                • Trbodawg

                  I lived in Pensacola for a year and I can confirm the dip at Peg Leg’s is excellent. Also, Pensacola is plenty big enough for all types of people, you just have to find your side of town 🙂

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                • 202dawg

                  So, us ‘librulz’ can’t also be country boys and love the Emerald Coast? Damn… (Yeah, I know I don’t weigh in on the political discourse very often. Consider me outed)

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                • Derek

                  ^^^^ Me ^^^^

                  ^^^^ you ^^^^

                  How are things down at the yacht club, Mike? Splendid I hope.

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                • Mike Cooley

                  Lol. The only yacht club I have ever been to is a little hole in the road bar between Jacksonville and Swansboro NC. It ain’t exactly hip or trendy. But you could see some good country bands in there and the beer (all domestics) was cold. Splendid is a good word for it.

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              • ChiliDawg

                You seem surprised a lot lately that the stereotype that you have built up in your head of everyone who doesn’t drink your kool-aid doesn’t match up with reality.

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                • Mike Cooley

                  I don’t know if you’re talking to me but my comment to Derek had a absolutely nothing to do with politics. The fact that you assumed it had to, underscores what a tedieous, insufferable little prick you are mostly on the basis of how much you assume and your inability to separate politics from anything and everything. Here at least. My comment to Derek was based solely on image of himself he has worked so tirelessly to create and impress upon anyone who reads what he posts. He has put a lot of effort here into going out of his way to act like a snob and to let everyone know how superior he thinks he is to anything ordinary or commonplace or not as brilliant as he thinks he is. His use of the word stupid for anyone who cares offer up a word in protest to anything he says just compounds that image and his posts generally drip with condeacension. So yes, I am surprised he doesn’t think the Florida pan handle and the denizens of said location aren’t completely beneath him. His being a liberal didn’t enter into it. The fact that you thought it did makes me question what YOU think a liberal is. Stick the kool-aide up your ass. No idea what you’re talking about and don’t want to hear about it.

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                • Derek

                  I’m pretty comfortable with the idea that you can’t throw a rock and not hit a moron no matter where you happen to be standing.

                  I’m a misanthrope. I’m not an elitist.

                  I hate people because they are stupid, or greedy, or self-centered, or bigoted, or immune to reality or to facts and I’m just getting started. Geography, race, sexual orientation, gender, country of origin, religion, salary, bank account size and even education do not seem to correlate with who is and who isn’t a moron. Stupid is everywhere.

                  I would have far more respect for a person I disagreed with than one I agreed with IF the person I disagreed with was intellectually honest and actually thought things through. In short, liberals are just a bunch of morons whom I happen to agree with more than conservatives.

                  I frankly wish there was a third choice. Before you say it, libertarianism is dumber than communism. Ideologies are all flawed but that one is arguably the most flawed. The fact that its never been tried is used as a defense when it should be painfully obvious that its never been tried because its dumb.

                  I’m an anti-ideological pragmatist. Fuck your theories. What works? What has been shown to work in the past is likely to work in the future. Let’s keep doing that.

                  Free trade and free markets with access by the most talented and driven will enhance free trade and free markets and maximize wealth. Limiting access only to the one’s with the greatest inheritances limits free trade and free markets and makes people resentful of both. Free and open access to the wealth making machine requires some tolerable amount of redistribution and socialism. If you can’t figure this out, well, you’re probably stupid.

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                • Mike Cooley

                  When you make posts like this and come off a lot of the posturing, you seem like somebody I think I would like. I agree with just about every word of that. As for whether or not you think I stupid, I honestly don’t give a shit. You wouldn’t call me stupid to my face though. I guarantee it. As for Trae Crowder, meh. He’s funny sometimes but mostly he’s trying to appeal to a niche and marginally talented. He’s Larry The Cable Guy repackaged as something younger, hipper, and more palatable for people who think they’re smart.

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                • Derek

                  I wouldn’t be too over-confident about that. In the words of Roy D. Mercer: How big a boy are you? I’m not much for self-editing. I also think really big people and those who are armed are wiser than they may appear. After all, I hate stupid. Overall though I would simply suggest not saying stupid shit. Its the best course.

                  I just typed “liberal redneck” into youtube and I obviously knew Buckley was the opposite of that. Don’t know and don’t care about that guy. I likely have more in common with the liberal redneck than Buckley though.

                  If you agree with what I wrote and you vote GOP, well, I’ll refrain from stupid just this once since you’re sensitive, you’re not thinking it through. You just aren’t.

                  The GOP is by, of and for the rich and conning poor and middle class (white) folks into thinking otherwise.

                  If they had their way, we’d be their maids and butlers and field hands and servants all over again.

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          • ugafidelis

            Thanks. Yeah my Chili cook-off days are long passed. Some of the best times I’ll never remember though! I’ve been wanting to come down to the seafood festival, but the oyster fest is during deer season so I’ll be running dogs.

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  5. Comin' Down The Track

    … when do we start referring to this mess as “Corchgate”?
    Hey, man, it’s your blog. Sounds like you just did.

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  6. The news will come Sat evening around.

    Urban will be back with the team on Sunday.

    Monday, He will speak and we will all get the self- righteous lecture about what a great dude he is and how he’s ready to kick ass this season.

    Tuesday, it’s all blown over.

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  7. He may end up keeping his job, but his reputation (and legacy) will be tarnished beyond repair. The question may be whether all of this prevents his admission to the CFHOF. Of course, his idol ended up in the HoF after punching Charlie Bauman on the sidelines, so what do I know?

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  8. MDDawg

    Do yourself a favor and stay away from the comments section of the linked article. They’re all in on Corch, wondering why he hasn’t been reinstated already, etc. I hope that the university is taking the time to gather all of the necessary facts regardless of the outcome, but a lot of those commenters believe they’re just taking the necessary time to craft a story that lets them keep Meyer.

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  9. I would think a Friday or Saturday evening news-dump press release is the next order of business. That’s been the Buckeye MO all along. Some Sunday afternoon hand-wringing and eye-rolling by a few more ethically inclined college football writers. And by Monday, a brief news conference congratulating Meyer on his cooperation and his commitment to all his “core values”: “We’re moved past this unfortunate episode and are looking forward to the season. Go Bucks!!”

    Ohio State folks I’ve talked to are all acting as if this storm has already passed.

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  10. Is there a collusion going on to keep the corchgate squashed? Hehe.

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  11. South FL Dawg

    As long as they keep the Corch suspended they can drag this out forever. After signing day would be nice.

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  12. ASEF

    If we end up with Corch too popular within the Ohio State bubble to remove but too wounded as a recruiter to flourish – well, that’s acceptable. It wouldn’t take much to trim his recruiting efforts from elite to very good – and he’s already spun elite recruiting there into some odd results. A 5 star here, a 5 star there, and suddenly he’s got a lot less separation from his division.

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  13. Walt

    If they scape goat the African American AD, that should be a topic of discussion for every coach recruiting against OSU.

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