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Published: Monday, Nov. 28 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

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Roosevelt, UT

Go Urban.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

glad he was able to spend more time with the family for a year. incredible. i hope ohio state has signed some good recruits because meyer has yet to win anthing with his own recruits. he'll be gone in 4 years.

Columbus, OH

Ohio State is one of the easiest places to recruit for in the country. They are the only game in town in the 4th-highest rated football state (the other three being Texas, Florida, and California). All other hotbed states have multiple schools jockeying for recruits. Meyer will have no trouble maintaining good recruiting classes. I, for one, wouldn't be too upset if he came here and did what he did at Florida--win us a couple national titles and retire.

Glenwood, UT

@ute alumni. I dont know if your complimenting him, or hacking on him. I would think it would be harder to take another mans recruits, and win NC's with his system. So, I see your comment as a compliment. Good for Urban. I hate Ohio State, but I admire Urban. Smart man.

Farmington, UT

Urban seems like a great coach, but the longer he stayed at Florida, the worse that program was becoming. I suspect he loves to coach, but hates all the touchy-feely stuff associated with recruiting and growing young players. Kind of like saying he wants more time with his family, only to not spend more time with his family.

I'd wish you luck, Urban, but there isn't much to appreciate about Ohio State athletics, so I guess I hope you enjoy your stay in Columbus.

Softball Dad
Woods Cross, UT

I wonder what the talk is from the Florida fans. He has never stayed one place very long. Florida was the longest tenure he had. I think his schtick wears out over time.

I wonder how long he stays at the OSU? 2 years? 3 years? 5 years? Does Vegas have an over/under line on it?

Roy, UT

For a guy with "Health Problems" and needing more time with his family, he certainly has his priorities on straight! Well, good luck urban, you are closer to home now that you are in Ohio where you started, (Bowling Green). Good hire, good job choice! They will be top notch again in 2 years! GO MICHIGAN!!! I'll always prefer Michigan over the Buckeyes!

Salt Lake City, UT

Urban is so intense/driven/obsessed/perfected that he eventually wears himself out and everybody around him.

His "schtick" does wear out over time. He's like a good narcotic...potent, effect but short lifespan.

Woods Cross, UT

I suspect this deal has been done for a couple of months. OSU was just waiting for the correct time to announce.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, Utah

After looking at Florida's program, I'm sure Utah is glad he only spent two seasons there.

Elk Hair Caddis
Sandy, UT

In Utah Urben Meyer won games while creating a culture of hatred and disrespect that continues to linger to this day.

Ron McBride won games with dignity and respect.

Hatred destroys people. Not suprising to see Urben Meyer burn out after a few years while McBride coaches happily and continously for over 40 years.

Urben Meyer gets the big bucks. Ron Mcbride the bigger life rewards.

Clearfield, UT

Urban coaching at "The" Team Down South.

a bit of reality
Shawnee Mission, KS

College football is bizzare. Ohio State is willing to pay $6 million a year for the coach, but the players can't accept a $200 gift. How screwed up.

Somewhere in Time, UT

All I've ever heard is what a jerk Meyer is and that the players can't stand him. (I have a little inside information on that.) However, he seems to know how to win championships.

Fillmore, UT

ho hum

navarre, fl

Colleges in this country sure have their priorities upside down. Can you imagine $6 million a year, guaranteed. That equates to about 200 school teachers' salaries a year; probably 100 college professors' salaries a year. And many wonder why some of those 14 million without a job are upset with the 1%. Sorry, but Urban and those coaches at similar level schools are not worth that amount of money.


Urban slips in at the right time when all the team can do is go up. He slips out when the time comes to rebuild or the players are becoming unruly. He has timed all of his moves just right and then leaves the team in a hole. Health issues???? Right, spending more time with your family???? Right. Disappearing before Florida hits rock bottom....Priceless.

Tooele, UT

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. I hope he enjoys trying to rebuild the team. He is the most over-rated coach ever. He just takes the recruits of others and uses them in his own system, then leaves before he has the chance to use his own recruits or takes the best one's with him to his new school.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

What Stress? Good luck!

Murray, UT

While I think Urban is an exceptional coach - I don't believe a word he says.

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