Corch is a man with no regrets.

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Oh, what might have been.

So, it’s inevitable that the guy who chose a kid to be his starting quarterback instead of another who wound up winning the national championship and a Heisman Trophy along the way — at some place other than Ohio State — would be asked if he made the right call.

“The guy” being Urban Meyer, what would you expect him to say in response?  This, of course:

Meyer told NFL Media that Haskins was the clear choice to be the starter at Ohio State in 2018, when Burrow transferred out.

“Dwayne Haskins is probably the best quarterback ever to play at Ohio State,” Meyer said.

Still, Meyer thinks highly of Burrow, saying that he did a good job of catching up and improving despite not being at Haskins’ level when the two were both in Columbus.

“Joe was a little behind. You know why? Joe was also Mr. Ohio in basketball and they had a great team in the state championships, and he’s just one of those all-purpose tough guy leaders,” Meyer said. “Joe Burrow is a no brainer. Absolute no brainer. Can he throw as accurately as Dwayne? He’s improved, but he wasn’t that way. But his leadership skills, his toughness, competitive — you talk about a competitive maniac, that’s who Joe Burrow is.”

It’s nice that Corch thinks highly of Burrow.  It’s just that he thinks more highly of himself.

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11 responses to “Corch is a man with no regrets.

  1. Mayor

    That same question is going to be asked of Kirby Smart about Fields vs. Fromm after this season, particularly if Fields wins the Heisman and/or Ohio State wins a natty.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Yeah, and Corch had no problem saying Burrow was “my former quarterback” on TV. What a turd.

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  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    Corch is a man with no regrets . . . or morals, or ethics, or integrity, or friends, or positive attributes.

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    • Mayor

      I agree that Corch is a despicable human being. But he can really coach football. It’s a shame that a guy that talented is such a slime ball. But, is Corch’s lack of ethics what makes him so successful? Are the high morals of Mark Richt really his Achilles Heel? I would hope not. But coaching CFB is a cut throat business.

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      • mddawg

        I hope it’s possible to ascend to the highest level of success in a particular field without sacrificing one’s integrity, but some days it’s hard to believe it. Not trying to stray into Playpen territory, but it seems there’s always some story in the news about a corporation or celebrity doing something despicable. As children we’re told things like “honesty is the best policy” or “it’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game that matters”. But as adults it’s more like “if you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’!”

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      • Hogbody Spradlin

        Corch is amoral. Totally expedient.
        There was an SI profile of him after the 2008 year that described how his father was such a driver. Didn’t make Corch look any more appealing.

        “The intellect of man is forced to choose
        Perfection of the life, or of the work
        And if it take the second must refuse
        A heavenly mansion, raging in the dark.”
        William Butler Yeats.
        I saw that on the Ken Burns biopic of Frank Lloyd Wright. Seems pertinent.

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        • SSB Charley

          That’s a great documentary on Wright, and no shit, I was just looking it up this morning to see if it was on Prime. Have probably watched it 3-4 times over the years. Have a Lego Guggenheim in my office.

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  4. Cousin Eddie

    I am just surprised he didn’t say he laid the ground work with Joe to allow him to be great on once he left the osu.

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