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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer added another staff member today: Everett Withers, the current interim head coach at the University of North Carolina.
Withers has been a collegiate coach for 17 years and has also worked seven seasons in the National Football League: six years (2001-06) as defensive backs coach with the Tennessee Titans under Jeff Fisher, and a year (1994) as a defensive quality control coach for the New Orleans Saints. In Columbus, he’ll serve as co-defensive coordinator with this year’s interim Head Coach Luke Fickell.
Finishing up his fourth year at North Carolina, Withers was promoted to interim head coach at the school this past July and led the Tar Heels to a 7-5 record and to a berth in the Dec. 26 Independence Bowl against Missouri. He will coach the Tar Heels in the bowl game.
Meyer also announced today that Mike Vrabel, who coached the team’s linebackers this season after a decorated, 14-year career in the NFL with the New England Patriots, has accepted...
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The NCAA shocked Buckeye Nation today by imposing a bowl ban for the 2012 season. How will this effect OSU? Will recruits de-commit? Will Urban Meyer renege on his pledge to be head coach at OSU?
Ari Wasserman of the Buckeye Sports Bulletin has already tweeted that Urban Meyer will not leave Ohio State and that three of the four commits following Urban Meyer's hiring...
Florida hasn’t done well at slowing mobile quarterbacks this season. Discipline caused problems on the field this season when the defensive line was unable to hold the edge and keep quarterbacks from creating yards when plays broke down. Discipline is being pounded into their heads every day in bowl practice, as Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will be their toughest running...
A wise man once explained that while poverty is an injustice, the NCAA is simply inexplicable.
It wasnt Confucius who said it, but it was confucian in its simple logic.
Because the NCAA makes a habit of baffling, incoherent, near absurd rulings, and it makes them with all the pomposity of a British know-it-all traipsing through Australia in the penal colony days. Its even easy to...
Ohio State will find out its NCAA fate later today. Athletic director Gene Smith confirmed to The Associated Press early Tuesday that the NCAA's committee on infractions would hand down its final sanctions of the Ohio State athletic program at 3 p.m. EST. The decision comes almost a year to the day since problems were first revealed in the football program.
In a ruling by the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions on Tuesday, Ohio State was cited for failure to monitor, preferential treatment and extra benefit violations in its football program. Former coach Jim Tressel was found to have engaged in unethical conduct.
Here are the penalties facing Ohio State.
- One-year bowl ban for the 2012 postseason.
- Reduction of football...
Adam Rittenberg of ESPN is reporting that the NCAA infractions committee will be handing down its ruling on Ohio State's involvement with Tresselgate Tuedsay afternoon.
"Athletic director Gene Smith told the Associated Press that the
infractions committee will issue its ruling at 3 p.m. ET. The ruling
comes nearly a year after Ohio State revealed that six players...
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Ohio State received a one-year postseason ban among the sanctions handed down Tuesday by the NCAA for a memorabilia scandal that cost Jim Tressel his job as head football coach.
The postseason ban means the Buckeyes won't be eligible to play in a bowl game or the Big Ten championship game during new head coach Urban Meyer's first year.
First…before you do anything, you really must read the following entries. NCAA Football Scandals Penalty Analysis NCAA Football Scandals Penalty Analysis, Part II Ohio State received a one year bowl ban yesterday that has a lot of college football analysts peering into their crystal balls and wondering aloud if a period of stringent NCAA penalties [...]
Over four months after appearing in front of the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions, Ohio State will learn how big of a hammer the NCAA will lay down on its football program. According to the Associated Press, OSU athletic director Gene Smith confirmed that the NCAA’s COI will hand down its final sanctions at 3 p.m.…
Urban Meyer's first Ohio State team won't be bowl bound.
North Carolina interim coach Everett Withers says he is heading to Ohio State to become Urban Meyer's co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach.
Ohio State's NCAA sanctions included a five-year show-cause penalty for Jim Tressel. That sounds harsh, but a smaller school could, and should, hire The Vest, says Andy Staples.