Despite initial rumors, Florida State is apparently not the least bit interested in Urban Meyer
Florida State athletic director David Coburn shot down rumors about former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer being a target for the program.Florida State is again struggling on the field, and it's creating more and more whispers about a change coming soon.
Could Bob Stoops replace Urban Meyer at Ohio State ? Unlike most of college football’s bluebloods, Ohio State has managed for the last half-century to avoid the peaks and valleys that have shaped the history of Alabama, Texas, Southern Cal
Urban Frank Meyer III (born July 10, 1964) is a former college football player and coach. Meyer served as the head coach of the Bowling Green Falcons from 2001 to 2002, the Utah Utes from 2003 to 2004
Bob Stoops did Florida State fans — and the school’s administration — a huge favor on Tuesday.
Hours after a flurry of Internet activity and even a report from a local television affiliate that Stoops was on the brink of accepting the Seminoles’ suddenly open coaching job, Stoops told ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit he’s “not a candidate” to replace Willie Taggart, who.
Look at the bright side, Florida State fans: Better to have your hopes and dreams dashed now than sometime the first week in December when your school disappoints you by hiring someone who, well, isn’t Bob Stoops.
Urban Meyer: Michigan ‘fixed’ early-season problems
The former Buckeyes head coach insists the Wolverines early-season problems have been solved.Some are still skeptical as to whether or not Michigan has turned things around from the earlier season woes. Those who remain unconvinced want to see more until they make up their minds.
Urban Meyer , former Florida and Ohio State coach: Florida State 's made it clear that this isn't going to Stoops spent three seasons as Florida State 's defensive coordinator before taking over a He obviously already has Power Five coaching experience at Tennessee and USC , but FSU may be
Florida State ’s coaching search was barely 24 hours old when the social media rumors began to approach Instead of Grumors, we have Bob Stoops to Florida State speculation (Stoopsulation? Aside from Urban Meyer — which isn’t happening — there aren ’t many (any?) potential candidates
If only everyone in the coaching search business was so smart.
As the coaching carousel begins to unfold over the next month with firings and rumors and leverage plays that will fuel new contracts, here’s some free advice to any athletics director or school president with an opening: Be up front about who you’re *not* going to hire.
Yes, that means you, Southern California.
Though it’s a little bit premature for USC, given that it hasn’t quite gotten around to actually firing Clay Helton yet, the first thing school president Carol Folt should do is tell her fan base the same thing that has been communicated behind the scenes: She doesn’t want Urban Meyer to be the next coach there.
POWER RANKINGS: | | | |
Bill Plaschke: Mike Bohn brings USC integrity, which means he can't hire Urban Meyer
LOS ANGELES_You ever heard of Mike Bohn? Me neither, and that's a good thing. The University of Southern California is apparently set on naming Bohn as its new athletic director, the smart hiring of a man who embodies the most important attribute for the new leader of the Trojans family. He's a complete stranger. He never played football at USC. He never coached football at USC. He never attended USC. He’s surely never even cheered for USC.He comes from Cincinnati, a cozy Midwestern school that thrives in the shadows. He spent the last five years building excellence in those shadows. He has done a lot with little, and has done so while following the rules.
Florida State again? The school did its best to discredit Jimbo Fisher for the current state of the program. You know you've done something unspeakable when one of the first voices out of FSU is school Now, because of that rust, might as well forget Bob Stoops , a name I've already seen as a
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer signed a contract extension that will pay him an average of .5 million and run to the 2020 season. His original contract with Ohio State was set to run through 2017 and would have paid him .9 million this season, a number that will instead jump to .8 million before
That was the impression multiple candidates who were part of the school’s recent athletics director search were left with, according to two people with knowledge of the process, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the conversations were supposed to remain private. And if that’s indeed the case, it would benefit both Folt and new athletics director Mike Bohn (who hasn’t been officially announced but is expected to formally accept the job in the coming days) to set that expectation right away for the hundreds of thousands of USC fans who have spent this fall dreaming about Meyer coming out of the Fox broadcast booth and bringing their program back to prominence.
Hey, if it’s not going to happen, it’s not going to happen. Why wait to make that clear to the fans, some of whom are prone to be let down if it’s anyone but Meyer?
Report: Potential new USC AD told he cannot pursue Urban Meyer, could back out
USC supposedly has a deal in place with Cincinnati athletic director Mike Bohn to make him their next AD, but many expected an official announcement on Monday. While the Trojans could make the move official at some point this week, speculation is increasing that Bohn may be having second thoughts.© Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY SportsAccording to a report from Scott Wolf of InsideUSC.com, Bohn is considering backing out of his agreement with USC after university president Carol Folt informed him that he will not be able to hire Urban Meyer as the school’s next football coach.
Urban Meyer celebrates after Florida beat Ohio State in the BCS title game to win the 2006 national championship. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is doused during a win in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl. The Buckeyes went 12-1 in the 2015 season, falling just short of the College Football Playoff.
SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Dan Wolken discusses reports that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer knew about domestic violence allegations against a former assistant. USA TODAY Sports.
The problem is, too many people in college sports are taught to value secrecy over managing expectations when it comes to hiring coaches.
Just consider what happened at Tennessee two years ago. From the moment Butch Jones was fired on Nov. 12, and even to some degree before that, the Tennessee fan base had been infatuated with the idea of Jon Gruden coaching the Vols.
Beyond some circumstantial connections to the University of Tennessee — Gruden had met his wife, a Tennessee alum, while he was a graduate assistant there briefly in the mid-1980s — there was little public indication he actually wanted the job. And behind the scenes, then-athletics director John Currie knew the truth: Gruden wasn’t interested, even though he wasn’t saying that publicly.
But in the absence of any public comment about Gruden from either side — Currie, like most of his colleagues in the world of athletics administration, went silent during the search — speculation grew rampant. Fans started getting excited about the possibility, convinced it could really happen. It wasn’t just message board stuff, either — some traditional media outlets added fuel to the fire. It got so out of control that even former Vols quarterback Josh Dobbs texted Currie during the search asking if the Gruden rumors were legitimate.
Florida State AD says Bob Stoops is on school's list of candidates, Stoops says he isn't
Florida State AD says Bob Stoops is on school's list of candidates, Stoops says he isn'tOn Monday night, a day after the school fired Willie Taggart before the conclusion of his second season, a television station in Tallahassee reported that FSU was “nearing a deal” with Bob Stoops to become the school’s next head football coach.
Today's offerings: Bob Stoops and Urban Meyer join Twitter, demonstrating the power the social media vehicle has on recruits; Cameron Robinson’s decision is pushed back to next week, and one team is feeling better about its chances; and former The Early Offer: Stoops , Meyer get social.
Urban Meyer celebrates after Florida beat Ohio State in the BCS title game to win the 2006 national championship. Ohio State went 12-0 in Urban Meyer 's first season in 2012, but they were not eligible for postseason play. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is doused during a win in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl.
“Geez even you?” Currie replied.
Had Currie sent that message in a public way, he could have saved himself a whole lot of chaos that followed. Maybe he could have held a press conference to acknowledge the speculation and tell fans directly that the school had received word Gruden wasn’t interested. Or he could have leaked it to every major national and local media outlet as an anonymous source. It doesn’t really matter.
The bottom line is, a significant part of the Tennessee fan base thought it was getting Gruden until word began leaking out on the morning of Nov. 26 that it was on the verge of hiring Greg Schiano. And, of course, the reality was so far off from the expectation that fans freaked out, setting a series of events in motion that led to Schiano’s offer being pulled and Currie being fired a few days later.
Would the reaction have been different if the Gruden conversation had ended before it really gained steam? Maybe not entirely, but if fans knew from the start that the actual candidate pool was fairly underwhelming — Tennessee, of course, ended up hiring a first-time college head coach in Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt — the whole process would be easier to stomach.
That should be a lesson for Florida State and USC, because as great as those jobs can be, there aren’t many coaches who have a track record of winning at the highest level and even fewer who would be willing to leave their current jobs.
Was Willie Taggart the Worst Hire of the 2018 Coaching Class? | McMurphy’s Law
Brett McMurphy takes a deep dive into the numbers. Pete Carroll, Urban Meyer, Mark Richt, Nick Saban, Bob Stoops and Jim Tressel are the most significant. Each posted double-digit win seasons in Year 2 — with Tressel, Stoops and Meyer winning a national championship.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer looks to the scoreboard during the third quarter against Iowa. WEIGHING HISTORY: Ohio State should also look at Meyer 's time at Florida . Amid a spotty track The crucial question this team must answer asks: As Ohio State enters what would be the seventh
After Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was placed on administrative leave this week one local high Ohio State offensive coordinator Ryan Day was named interim head coach during Meyer 's leave, but it is If given the opportunity he'll do an awesome job in my opinion . Love his intensity, passion and
You’re not getting Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney or Lincoln Riley. You’re probably not getting Brian Kelly out of Notre Dame to start over somewhere else. The only other active college coaches who’ve made the College Football Playoff are Georgia’s Kirby Smart, Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher (when he was at Florida State), Washington’s Chris Petersen and Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio.
Maybe Auburn’s Gus Malzahn, who came within seconds of winning the national title in 2013, would be willing leave — but that’s only because he’s already worn out his welcome with a lot of the fans there. Penn State’s James Franklin would be great at either job, but those schools better be ready to pony up big, big money to make it happen.
Once you get past that group, however, there’s a huge drop-off to assistants or Group of Five coaches like Memphis’ Mike Norvell, who might be great moving up to a blue blood job or might not. We just don’t know.
But at least that’s the kind of coach Florida State and USC fans should now expect, moreso than Urban Meyer or Bob Stoops. And making that clear on the front end will save a lot of heartache later on.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY:
Related slideshow: 2019 college football season (Provided by imagn)
LSU’s Ed Orgeron Is College Football’s Best Head Coach Right Now | McMurphy’s Law .
It's Coach O's world -- we're just living in it. The post LSU’s Ed Orgeron Is College Football’s Best Head Coach Right Now | McMurphy’s Law appeared first on Stadium. Related slideshow: The 2019 NFL Season (Provided by imagn)