Found April 10, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
With Urban Meyer having moved on from Florida to become the head coach of Ohio State, it appeared that he has left the Gators without a proven leader and with a team that is heading in the wrong direction. There are some who believe the program is imploding because Meyer left. Others, however, insist the hard times Florida is falling on now are a result of the way Meyer did things while he was in Gainesville. A Sporting News article that was published on Monday cites a number of former players who say Meyer favored certain superstar players and even protected them from failed drug tests. Former Florida safety Bryan Thomas described the program as having been “out of control.” Other former players referred to Meyer’s “Circle of Trust,” which included the elite players whom he pampered. Percy Harvin was reportedly at the forefront of Meyer’s inner circle. Several sources told the Sporting News that the former Gators offensive weapon once grabbed receivers coach Billy Gonzales by the n...

Urban Meyer: "You can't please everyone."

Urban Meyer has served as Ohio State's football coach for less than five months, and the team has yet to play an actual game, but Meyer and the Buckeyes remain the center of Big Ten attention and not for anything particularly positive. The latest controversy surrounding Meyer centers on a Sporting News article that alleged several off-field issues during Meyer's tenure...

Meyer defends his time at Florida

New Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says he is disappointed in published reports he showed favoritism to star players and oversaw a Florida program that winked at disciplinary problems. Speaking on a Big Ten coaches teleconference on Wednesday, Meyer says he did favor players who worked hard on the field and in the classroom. In a three-month investigation of Meyers' tenure at...

Sporting News: Meyer Cites “Character Issues” in Anti-Florida Recruiting

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has yet to take the football field donning scarlet and grey, but that won’t stop the NCAA’s perpetual cycle of disenchantment and scandal for firing a missle in his direction. The latest of which comes from a Sporting News report that states Meyer cultivated a locker room rife with character issues. Meyer allegedly attempted to use such issues...

Meyer Happy After Best Spring Practice

New Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer was a happy man following the Buckeyes' Wednesday practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Read on to find out what pleased Meyer as well as some news and notes from practice.

Meyer plucks tight end from SoCal

On Wednesday, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and his staff received another verbal commitment for the class of 2013 as Marcus Baugh pledged his allegiance to Buckeye Nation. Baugh, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound tight end from J.W. North High School in Riverside, Calif., is rated a four-star recruit by both major recruiting services, and Scout ranks Baugh as the seventh...

Marcus Baugh pulls the trigger

Ohio State picked up a big commitment out West as the top tight end in the region, Riverside (Calif.) J.W North athlete Marcus Baugh announced for the Buckeyes earlier today.

Spring Practice Midway Observations

Ohio State has finished eight of 15 spring practice sessions in Urban Meyer's first season, so the team Meyer will lead onto the field in early September is starting to take shape. Reporters have been able to watch a few of those practices and talk to the coaches and players, begging the question -- what do we know after two weeks of work? has some observations.

Concerns Addressed?

UW coach Bret Bielema caused a stir in February when he said new Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and his staff were engaged in illegal recruiting practices. Two months later, Bielema's claims don't seem so far fetched after a recent Sporting News story detailed the amount of problems allegedly caused by Meyer at Florida.

Visit Raises Treadwell's Buckeye Opinion

Crete-Monee (Ill.) junior WR Laquon Treadwell talks about his visit to Ohio State and why the Buckeyes impressed him on the trip.
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