Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Michigan Tuesday: It's Urban Meyers World

The guy can coach college football, that is for sure.  But can he coach in the NFL?  Saban couldn't but Jimmy Johnson did.   It took Pete Carroll years to figure it out and Jim Harbaugh had success and troubles in the NFL.  Lou Holtz even had a cup of coffee with the Jets.  

Urban is used to doing things his own way.  He likes to accept and leave jobs on his own terms.  When he got suspended at Ohio State, you pretty much could read "The F U" on his face.  He left after that season. 

Jacksonville has a GM but he is just a figure head.  Urban is running everything with that team.   (On a side note, how in the hell did Jacksonville get an NFL team?  Because they had a stadium?)   He hired that Iowa S&C guy and quickly had to let him go, he made a questionable pick with his second 1st round pick, and now is going to sign his friend Tim Tebow as a TE.  Maybe if he was 25 but not a guy in his 30's that his best football has been as an analyst on ESPN.  He tried baseball but that didn't work either. 

What's the risk?  He probably won't make the team and if he does it will be just for jersey and ticket sales.  I thought it would of been a good decision to hire him as a coach.  Signing him as a TE (that he has never played) is too far of a reach.  

He will be great in the locker room.  I've never been in an NFL locker room but I believe the players that get respect are the ones that help you win.   If you're there cashing checks, selling jerseys, and taking time or a roster spot for someone that deserves it - that whole locker room culture guy, might just backfire.   

Tim is a good guy but his fault is he doesn't know when to hang it up and he is taking opportunities from guys in football and in baseball that deserve or earned his roster spot.  

Hell, it won't matter anyway, because Urban could go on a 3 game losing streak to end a season and retire for the 3rd time with some mystery health issue.  On a side note, many football experts thought Urban would have a very soft landing in Jacksonville for all his years at UF.  I've never met a UF fan that likes Urban Meyer, in fact many don't care for him at all.   This Urban NFL thing could be a disaster in waiting. 

  • Some former Gopher players are alleging that PJ runs an abusive program.  Shocker! 
  • Kenny Mayne is out at ESPN
  • Jordan Poole hit another half court shot to end the quarter or the half. 
  • Cam McGrone tore his ACL against Rutgers and is now going to miss his rookie year with the Patriots. 


Rudy said...

Meyers is a paradox in that he's brilliant as a coach and a dbag as a human being. So which would you prefer as your coach? One of those makes lots of $$ and the other, well...still just a dbag. I don't want to wish for the man to fail, but wouldn't mind seeing a little karma come his way.

szanreno said...

PJ Fleck?!? Abusive program?!? Say it ain't so... All the Fleck fans on this blog won't go for that. Right you guys? You know who you are... Hahaha...