If you need cheering up tonight, this ought to do it.
Jim Harbaugh, you’re trying too hard, fella.
Corch will tell you it’s not that big a deal.
Plenty to nosh on this morning…
Shades of “And it will forever be in the mind of Urban Meyer and in the mind of our football team. … So we’ll handle it. And it’s going to be a big deal.”
Perhaps the juiciest storyline of Big Ten Media Days on Tuesday was some heat between Penn State and fellow East Division rivals Ohio State, Michigan State and Michigan that emerged after a reporter asked both Mark Dantonio and Urban Meyer about supposed negative recruiting allegations Nittany Lions coach James Franklin had made last month in the Reading Eagle.
Meyer’s answer: “Absolutely not. That’s the first I’ve ever heard of that. That’s a pretty strong allegation. I will address that with coach Franklin.”
Oh, I just bet he will.
Friendly advice to Coach Franklin: you’d best be keeping an eye on Ohio State’s second half timeouts in your game this year.
Also, you might want to warn your AD to STFU about the same.
Tim Tebow, a GPOOE™ for the rest of civilization.
The next thing you know, Meyer’s going to have a copy of the promise plaque installed on a wall at The Shoe.
You’d think the Buckeyes could find somebody of their own worthy of inspiration. Besides, didn’t Tebow beat Ohio State to win a national title?
Mike Bianchi, still showing the love for Corch:
Now that the Florida Gators have named their football field after Steve Spurrier, what are they going to name after Urban Meyer – the UF player interrogation room down at the Alachua County Jail?
The correct answer is Seat 37F.
That was highlighted for Judson on his next and last trip to Ohio State. While walking with four-star safety Richard LeCounte III, now a Georgia commit, Judson explains how Meyer approached both recruits and initially didn’t know who Judson was:
“Long story short, I was walking in the hallway about to go to the indoor field and work out. He was like, ‘Hey.’ I looked around. ‘Come here.’ He was like, ‘How you doing, you like your visit?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ Then he’s like, ‘What up Richard LeCounte? Are you showing this guy (Judson) around?’ I was like, ‘Coach, I’m showing him around.’ He asked me, ‘Who are you?’ I told him Bruce. He said, ‘Oh, Bruce Judson from Florida. The speedy guy.’ I was like, ‘Yeah.’ He said, ‘I’m glad that you’re on board and glad you got up here.’ After that, I knew I was de-committing.”
LeCounte corroborated Judson’s story to SEC Country, though he thought it might have been a joke and Meyer purposefully didn’t recognize Judson because he had on a dark blue shirt (Michigan colors). But Judson claims this was no laughing matter, and it’s hard for anyone to miss his trademark mustache.
“We had met face-to-face before at a satellite camp,” Judson said, “so he should have known who I was, especially with me being a commit.”
Two things here. One, it looks like Urban Meyer has his Paul Johnson-ish moments of not reading recruits very well. And, two, never disrespect another man’s mustache.