Ohio State Football: Urban Meyer 'Underachieved' Per Paul Finebaum

Urban Meyer is currently on paid administrative leave after it was reported that he may have had prior knowledge of domestic abuse allegations against former Buckeyes wide receivers coach Zach Smith. But while his job could be on the line because of off-field issues, ESPN’s Paul Finebaum had some less than flattering opinions on the coach’s on-field performance.
According to Finebaum, Meyer has been an underachiever at Ohio State.
“Urban Meyer has underachieved at Ohio State, and I know that Ohio State fans will naturally react to that, but Ohio State fans react to the wind blowing if they don’t like the direction it’s going. You factor in his entire record, and yeah, he was dealt somewhat of a bad hand by Gene Smith…they pulled it off in 2014 but in 2015, not winning the national championship was one of the bigger choke jobs of the modern, College Football Playoff era,” Finebaum said.
“They had the best team in the country in 2015 and Urban couldn’t see it through his gall to give the ball to Ezekiel Elliott on a rainy day in Columbus against Michigan State…I think you can figure it out since then.”
During his time at Ohio State, Urban Meyer has an overall record of 73-8.
So, while he has failed to deliver the national championship his team appeared poised for, he has far from “underachieved.” This just goes to further prove Finebaum’s bias against teams north of the Mason-Dixon line.




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