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Published: Thursday, Nov. 10 2011 9:18 a.m. MST

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SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

Mike Leach would shake up Happy Valley. His offense is definitely not Paterno-ball.

TOO
Sanpete, UT

Everyone knows the rumors aren't even starting yet. The man was fired 12 hours ago for crying out loud. This is just a story, no rumors are even started and we all know Penn State isn't even thinking about the next head coach.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

Urban seems to be listed as a rumored top candidate for every big name coaching vacancy, but would he really want to try to fill the shoes of a living legend?

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

TOO:

Back here in Philadelphia, Meyer had been rumored as Joe's successor months before the current scandal broke out. Schiano and Golden too. At Paterno's advanced age, few had any idea how proactive they'd need to be prior to him announcing a retirement that was deemed inevitable. Fact is, nobody really expected him to have lasted this long. It's not as if the fans and alumni were eager to see him leave; he's a winner. It's just that we knew that one day he would.

Johnson72
Salt Lake City, UT

I like how they say "former" Utah coach Urban Meyer, But nothing about his 2 chapionships being with Florida... Just all about Utah!

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Do you honestly think Urban is dumb enough to step into that mess? Not a chance. That would be the equivalent of Steve Jobs retiring from Apple to take the CEO job at Enron right after they were caught cooking the books. Urban's living the dream right now - why would he throw that away to take over as captain of the Titanic after it's already hit the iceberg?

Bleed Crimson
Sandy, Utah

@ Johnson72

"I like how they say "former" Utah coach Urban Meyer, But nothing about his 2 chapionships being with Florida... Just all about Utah!"

Hello, McFly! I wonder why the DNews mentions "Former Utah coach Urban Meyer". Maybe......This is a Local paper here in Utah, home of the University of Utah, you know the school that put Coach Meyer on the map. (52-21 beating of byu/Fiesta Bowl Team). I'm sure you remember them!

You don't measure up Johnson!

region1fan
Bountiful, UT

Why "former" Utah coach? Well last I checked the Deseret News is published in Utah. No former Utah coach = no connection the rumor story.

BleedRed
Sandy, Utah

Oh my, Johnson.

Apparently a case of jealousy, Our coach was bigger in the national spot light. While your's Johnson was unseen and unheard of.

Hang in there Band of LIttle Brother.

10CC
Bountiful, UT

I knew Urban Meyer when he was at Utah.

Personally, I don't think he'll get back into coaching, as tempting as the opportunity is and as competitive as he is, because he knows the stress could be (literally) fatal.

Meyer is a great man - I think he'll pass on this and other coaching jobs.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Too stressfull to take that job on Meyer

Swoop
Salt Lake City, UT

BleedRed

Meyer was a carpet-bagger who only used Utah as a stepping stone.

The fact that the kids on the hill continue to cling to him as if he were one of their own shows just how desperate they are for recognition.

BleedRed
Sandy, Utah

Swoopy, you again,

"Meyer was a carpet-bagger who only used Utah as a stepping stone.

The fact that the kids on the hill continue to cling to him as if he were one of their own shows just how desperate they are for recognition."

Yes, Meyer was our carpet-bagger! I guess Crowton was yours!

And yes the kids on the hill do cling to greatness created at the U, where Meyer continued onto 2 National Titles. The Y on the other hand, does not cling on to greatness, and fires great talent and he (Crowton) goes on to win a National Championship at LSU!

You set me up perfect Swoopy

Hang in there Band of Lil Brothers

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

@Johnson72, It isn't either Utah or Florida. He coached both.

@Bleed Crimson, "the University of Utah, you know the school that put Coach Meyer on the map. "

I did a spit-take at that one. Utah put MEYER on the map, huh!

LOL!!!!!

SportsFan
Orem, UT

BleedRed

You desperately cling to Meyer because he's the only Utah coach who's even come close to winning a national title. Unfortunately for U, he was smart enough to figure out that he'd never be able to win a championship at Utah, so he abandonned the Utes for a program where he could win a title.

Crowton is a creative play caller, but he was a disaster as a head coach.

By your logic, however, BYU can claim another 3 or 4 national championships by way of Crowton and Chow, as well as several NFL championships.

When your program is devoid of any real accomplishments of your own, desperately trying to associate yourself with vicarious accomplishments of others is the only thing you can do to feel good about yourself.

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

BleedRed-

Don't forget how byu fired Norm Chow a few years back as a scapegoat for a lagging Lavel Edwards team. That was a classic move!

Bleed Crimson
Sandy, Utah

@ Rational

"the University of Utah, you know the school that put Coach Meyer on the map.

I did a spit-take at that one. Utah put MEYER on the map, huh! LOL!"

You are irRational! Let me put it to you this way. Would THE Urban Meyer be the successful coach he is today if he was never hired on at Utah? Utah had the potential for greatness but didn't have the coach to get them there. Urban took Utah over the hump and handed off the program to Kyle Whittingham who continues to develop a great program and lead them into the Pac-12.

I hope your spit-take is all over your computer! LOL!!!

BleedRed
Sandy, Utah

Magna Ute Fan

The Y does have a habit of letting Great Coaching talent go, and then hiring fireside coordinators to run their program into the ground.

Just think how dangerous the Y could have been if, Norm Chow was at the helm or even Coach Whit.

In regard to the article, there is a simile; Urban enjoys ESPN announcing as much as the Y like's touting their Friday night ESPN contract. Urban won't coach football just like the Y won't hire and keep a decent coaching staff.

Y fans; Its like shooting fish in a barrel

Hang in there Band of Lil Brothers!

Uteology
Fort Worth, Texas

SportsFan | 3:54 p.m. Nov. 10, 2011

You desperately cling to Meyer because he's the only Utah coach who's even come close to winning a national title.

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Not true. In 2008, Kyle finished #2 (16 AP votes for first place).

BlameItOnTheOfficials
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"Former" Utah coach.. lol He moved into Utah and left just as quickly. Nobody remembers him for his time at the U. He is a non-story - he rode his wave through short-term success and moved out of coaching because he couldn't keep up with the reputation.

He won't accept another coaching job anywhere.

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