Found February 12, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
Yesterday we began our series of looks into the first-year coaches that populated the college football landscape with a look at the magician that was Jim Mora, Jr. at UCLA, today it's Urban Meyer's turn in our CBR hot seat. Was there a more intensely scrutinized or anticipated first-year from a head coach than that of Urban Meyer at Ohio State? All the guy had done was bring Utah to prominence as a football school and then take Florida back to it's glory days of winning and playing for national championships.  However, some worried about the fact that in year one Urb's and Co. weren't going to the postseason and how that could affect their prospects to be a winning football team. Nevermind the fact that he was taking over an OSU squad that was below .500 the previous year.  Well, we all know what happened this past season and arguably this team could be the least talked about 12-0 team in college football history. But, there's also a reason for th...
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