Beav’s Penalty Box: Urban Meyer
Leave it to me to be out of town when huge, huge news hits Big Ten Football. Last week I visited my hometown of Andover, Mass., and Ohio State Football was in the news. How big was this story? Boston is a poor college sports town and head coach Urban Meyer was the talk of local sports radio. With the Red Sox on pace to win 10,000 games and the Patriots set to be the Patriots, this was a big deal because the crime and coach are a big deal. Urban’s “record” and his spin earn him a nice stay in Beav’s Penalty Box.
Forget this story. Urban has won a lot of games. He has also produced a lot of guys with criminal records. Tim Tebow could not save everyone. The Pouncey Brothers. Percy Harvin. Will Hill. Chris Rainey. My Patriots who avoid troublemakers like contagious pit bulls, drafted three Meyer stars from his great Florida Gators teams and went 0 for 3 on all of them. One murdered people. But hey, he could play tight end. Aaron just needed bible study. No. He needed a bible upside his head. Instead he put bullets in a head of a kid with a family. This coach sold THAT to Bill Belichick. The Krafts ending up having a return sale on his jerseys. Urban’s “record”.
Ohio State has had issues too. Ezekiel Elliott could be a guest star on Judge Judy. He is a tremendous talent who lacks judgement, structure, and common sense. Sound familiar? The team has had major drug and discipline problems. Sound familiar? But hey, Urban wins. Funny what happens when the price of winning outweighs the cost of winning in life. Employing a violent woman abuser turns off even hardened football fans. And when you’re the biggest star in the movie, passing off crimes to an understudy does not cut it. Joe Paterno’s dandruff was twice the man Meyer is and he went down in disgrace because he didn’t stand up. Urban’s “record”.
Meyer and OSU are in an end game now. He used legal buzz words this week and sounded like a man coached-up and fearful of losing his job, team. He should. OSU has the paper trail and systems in place to fire him without paying him a nickel. They should. Will they? Let me explain my answer in the universal language everyone understands: $$$$. Urban Meyer is now bad for business. What female-mother-guardian would trust this man? This will get worse before better for OSU. And that’s why Urban will be toast. And he’ll sit for a LONG TIME in Beav’s Penalty Box.