Ohio State officially began their quest to repeat as national champions last night in Blacksburg. The Buckeyes defeated Virginia Tech 42-24 and looked like the far more superior team throughout the game.
A lot has been said about Urban Meyer and his ability to bring Ohio State back to the college football promise land. There is no doubt that he has recruited some outstanding kids to come play for him in Columbus. Florida Gator fans have to wonder why that same strategy didn’t work during his time in Gainesville. Fox Sports Clay Travis might have the answer to that question.
Earlier today, Travis shared on Twitter his thoughts about Meyer’s transition from Florida to Ohio State.
Urban Meyer ran from the SEC and went to Ohio State because he knew the Big Ten sucked. That's the truth. Smart move, but cowardly.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 8, 2015
Realistically, nothing about that statement is false. Meyer had to compete with coaches in the SEC like Mark Richt, Steve Spurrier, Les Miles, and of course Nick Saban. In the Big Ten, Meyer’s biggest competition is Mark Dantonio and Michigan State.
I am not a genius, but it doesn’t take a dummy to figure out why he left Florida.
Ohio State will be heavy favorites to return to the college football playoff this season. Buckeye fans won’t like Travis’s opinion, but they don’t have to worry about it. “Urban Legend” is that coach at Ohio State and nothing else matters.
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