This is some quote:
But Meyer also acknowledged that his former assistant needs to get a win in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.
“He’s gotta beat Georgia,” Meyer said. “I’ve been in that game. Steve Spurrier, who’s a dear friend of mine, he made that game miserable for Gators because he never lost to them. And I’d sit in that Sawgrass Hotel in my hotel room and I’d be damn near just sick getting ready for that game. … You had to win that game.”
Sounds like you had real fun, Corch.
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.
If you weren’t already feverishly hoping for the Dawgs to whip some Gator ass in Jacksonville, this ought to do the trick.
The producers of Fox’s Big Noon Show, where Urban currently employed, asked each co-host to pick their “breakthrough team” in 2020. Urban’s’ choice was easy: The Florida Gators
“I think they should be in the playoff,” Urban said of the 2020 Gators. “I think it’s time. Dan’s built a good program. But I spent six years at Florida. Georgia is a BIG game. Until you beat Georgia you can’t say a thing. And I think this is the year.”
Which adds even more fuel to the fire for the Oct. 31 WLOCP in Jacksonville in what promises to be one of the most-discussed SEC games of the year starting with spring football.
As for the Bulldogs, Meyer says: “Georgia has a good squad but it’s a transition year at quarterback (Jamie Newman) and with the offensive coordinator (Todd Monken). If Dan can keep that team healthy I think they’ll be there right at the end.”
I agree about Georgia, given that its entire focus is going to be on Kirby Smart’s ability to create the new chemistry around the coaching staff and a new quarterback in time to compete at the highest level for the Bulldogs’ big game in Tuscaloosa Sept. 19.
Like Urban said, “you gotta beat Georgia.” Keep in mind that Newman has never taken a snap in the SEC.
You know the Celebration still eats at whatever’s left of his soul. Good.
Just another one of Corch’s proteges heading to the big house…
Wonder if he’s gonna do his next podcast from jail.
At the 1:45 mark, Corch goes all in on the Gators for 2020.
Color me shocked, shocked by this:
During a conference call this week previewing the Playoff final, Herbstreit said generating a false sense of an elite team being undersold is nothing new, in fact, former coach and three-time national champion Urban Meyer used to do it all the time, he says.
“Every coach in the country looks for an angle,” Herbstreit said. “We’ve been doing this a long time and Chris (Fowler) and I used to laugh — Urban Meyer in ’06 used to make stuff up. Just throw it out on their hotel meeting rooms and somebody would say something and he’d say ‘Just put it on Herbstreit or ESPN or whatever.’ But it would be a fake quote just to get his team mad.”
It would have been a lot more impressive if Herbie had called Corch out on his bullshit. Shockingly so, even.
Update to last night.
I guess it’s the Columbus version of the loser getting beanie weenies.
I hope they saved a piece for Corch.
Urban Meyer recommends Steve Addazio to replace Mike Bobo at Colorado State. CSU hires Addazio. What happens next shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Colorado State: Sources tell FootballScoop that Steve Addazio is expected to bring Bowling Green tight ends coach (and his son) and former Ohio State graduate assistant Louie Addazio and Ohio State senior quality control analyst Corey Dennis (the son-in-law of Urban Meyer) to the staff. We understand Louie will likely coach the offensive line, and Dennis will likely work with the quarterbacks.
No word yet on if the new motto at CSU will be one happy family.
You know, in a way, it’s a shame Urban Meyer is such a flawed human being.
Because he’s a really sharp football guy. Not that that should be enough to salvage the flawed part, though.
The other possibility is that nobody wants to ride on an elevator with Corch.