Ex-Utah coach Urban Meyer joins ESPN as analyst

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  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 31, 2011 11:34 p.m.

    That Crystal football Urban is holding up looks exactly like the one I saw the other day in BYU's Sports Hall of Fame.

    I wonder how U get one of those?

  • wyoming cougar Green River, WY
    Jan. 31, 2011 7:17 p.m.

    Wow- I wonder if he'll still be referring to BYU as the 'team down south' when asked to do analysis for their games.

    Unfortunately I can only handle so much of some of the egotistical broadcasters and analyzers ESPN has, and I'm sure he'll quickly join that group. (didn't care much for his "analysis" before the Las Vegas bowl.

  • EdGrady Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 31, 2011 7:11 p.m.

    Oh gee, I hope it's not too stressful for him.

  • Vegas Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 31, 2011 6:42 p.m.

    ugg, Urban was terrible before the Utah/BS game. No thanks, I don't want to hear any more "enough about me talking about me, what do you think about me" talk from one of the biggest sell outs in College Football.

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Jan. 31, 2011 6:40 p.m.

    He said he wanted to spend MORE time with his family, not ALL of his time. I love Urban. Not only does he have a great football mind, the man has a great PR mind and understanding of human psychology. I was constantly impressed by him during his brief stint at the U.

  • softshack89 Bountiful, Utah
    Jan. 31, 2011 5:50 p.m.

    BYU fan here. But I love Urban. He'll be a good addition. Go cougs!

  • Long Hair Pete West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 31, 2011 4:56 p.m.

    Urban knew that another season struggling at just over .500 would tarnish his legacy. A couple of subpar seasons and he would have been gone, such is the beast of major college football.

  • Resident2 Spanish Fork, Utah
    Jan. 31, 2011 4:50 p.m.

    As soon as he quits comparing everything to what he did in Florida, he'll be a good analyst. I got a little sick of "yeah, I compare this to when we did this or that at Florida..." during the National Championship game.

    Maybe most fresh analysts do this?

    Anyway, great football mind. Hope he does well.

  • Duckhunter American Fork, UT
    Jan. 31, 2011 4:32 p.m.

    Can't wait to hear him on the BYU broadcasts. Won't be on any ute broadcasts on fox sports regional.

  • IDC Boise, ID
    Jan. 31, 2011 4:18 p.m.

    I'd love to watch a game called by Urban.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Jan. 31, 2011 4:17 p.m.

    Hmm, looks like the BYU crowd is all here.

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 31, 2011 4:11 p.m.

    Quality family time with the crew at ESPN.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Jan. 31, 2011 3:34 p.m.

    Hope he's replacing Craig James...or his little Munchkin pal Doug Flutie...Be nice to hear a different broader intelect than both of those two combined offer.


  • In My Humble Opinion South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 31, 2011 3:34 p.m.

    "When he resigned Meyer said he wanted to spend more time with his family. His new job [won't] get in the way of that, with minimal commitment during the offseason and travel only over the weekend in-season."

    No better way to spend time with your family than to be away on weekends when they are out of school.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Jan. 31, 2011 3:03 p.m.

    Urban Meyer, family man.

  • ourtime99 Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 31, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    I'm sure being a sports analyst for ESPN is nowhere near as demanding as being an FBS head football coach.

    He will be great. He had tremendous insights during the national championship game a few weeks ago. I'm glad to hear he'll be on board for many games in the future.

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Jan. 31, 2011 2:12 p.m.

    good old urban,quit so he could "spend more time with his family"

  • Mount Olympus Holladay, UT
    Jan. 31, 2011 2:01 p.m.

    great pickup for ESPN. Urban has a great football mind.