The former coach has denied the OSU rumors, but many do not believe him.
Multiple reports surfaced last week that former Florida coach Urban Meyer had agreed in principle to take over at Ohio State after the regular season concludes. The current college football commentator, who left the Gators last year after citing health and family reasons, has denied the reports and said that he and the Buckeyes’ administration have not talked.
The Buckeyes have looked vulnerable after a controversial year off the field.
We all know how bad the offseason was for Ohio State football, but how that drama would affect the Buckeyes on the field was one of September’s most interesting college football storylines. It has not been pretty. After Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor departed OSU amid a laundry list of NCAA violations, new coach Luke Fickell was left with a depleted roster and no answer at quarterback.
The Ohio State Buckeyes and Miami Hurricanes meet after scandalous offseasons.
The Miami and Ohio State programs were both rocked earlier this year with major cheating scandals. The Buckeyes lost ultra-successful coach Jim Tressel and talented quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the process and still have key players suspended.
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Where do some of the biggest college coaches fall on the alignment chart?
Alignment charts have been a popular staple on the Internet for a while. (Who doesn't like to break anything down to a nice chart?) So we thought we'd take a look to how some of the biggest coaching names in college football--like Joe Paterno, Mack Brown, Les Miles, Jim Tressel and Lane Kiffin--fit in. Enjoy.
Which school went further off the rails with its disregard for NCAA rules?
Two programs, one with a middling college football tradition and one comfortably nested among college football's elite, currently face the heavy hammer of the NCAA's compliance police. Both have removed personnel from their ranks, including the head coaches, and claimed that those moves have exorcised the demons haunting their offices.
The Buckeyes lose all 11 regular season wins and their Sugar Bowl victory from last season.
Further adding to what already has been a disheartening and humbling offseason for Buckeye fans, the university announced today that it is vacating all of its wins from the 2010 season, including its share of the Big Ten championship and victory in the 2011 Sugar Bowl.