The Ohio State Buckeyes are set to begin their College Football Playoff national championship defense and head coach Urban Meyer has been vaulted into legendary status around the nation.
Ohio State has reportedly trademarked Meyer’s name in order to keep it off of knockoff apparel.
While this may seem like a strange move, this isn’t the first time that Ohio State has done this. Jim Tressel also had a trademark placed on his name by the Buckeyes. It is a good way to keep other clothing lines from making money off of the school in any way.
Meyer has been one of the best coaches in college football since coming onto the scene with Bowling Green back in the 2001 season. He has compiled a career head coaching record of 142-26, which shows just how dominant his teams have been with him leading the way.
Since joining Ohio State ahead of the 2012 season, Meyer has led his team to a 38-3 record and hasn’t lost a single game against the Big Ten.
Those records alone show exactly why his name is worth quite a bit of money on apparel. Ohio State reportedly has trademarked the name “Urban Meyer” and the phrase “Urban Meyer Knows” with this move. There have been shirts made with the phrase “Urban Meyer Knows” that weren’t made by the college, and that is why this move is being made.
Needless to say, there is a lot of excitement surrounding the 2015 Buckeyes football season.
There will be quite a few T-Shirts sold with Meyer’s name on them throughout the season, and Ohio State is set to make quite a bit of money with this move.
Expect to see the Buckeyes have yet another dominant season behind their fearless leader. Meyer may very well be the best head coach in college football, although there are a few other names that would make for a good debate with him.
Ohio State is lucky to have a coach like Meyer, and he will look to continue the growth of his legacy with back-to-back championship wins.
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