Ohio St. Coach's BCS Argument Comes Back To Haunt Him
Urban Meyer argued in 2006 that his one-loss Gators should jump undefeated Ohio State to play in the title game. Now the shoe is on the other foot.By Matt Moreno | December 3, 2013
One-loss teams Auburn and Missouri will play Saturday in the SEC Championship game, hoping a win there will hurdle them into the National Championship Game. To do that, they'll need to leapfrog a possibly undefeated Ohio State team. And one unlikely ally helping Auburn and Missouri plead their case? Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.
In 2006, before taking over at Ohio State, Urban Meyer argued his then fourth-ranked, one-loss Florida Gators should jump over Ohio State, USC, and Michigan to play in the title game because those teams didn't have as tough a schedule. (Via The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
He said, "We're going to tell a group of young men, who just went 12-1 in a most difficult schedule against six ranked opponents, that they don't have a chance to play for a national championship? I'm going to need help with that one." (Via ESPN)