- 11/08/2011, 11:18AM ET
Grue said 11/08, 11:18 AM
"I???m in a little bit of an evaluation phase in my life so I try not to look too far in advance. I love what I???m doing and really enjoy some of the things I???m witnessing with my kids growing up, but I do miss coaching terribly, very badly."
- Urban Meyer
Madame Leota, I'm looking for a ray of hope in troubled times. What does the future hold for PSU after the scandal?
Madame Leota says:
"Penn State begins the search for a new Athletic Director."
Good idea, Madame. Start fresh. End the Curley/Paterno era by ripping off the bandages. Let the festering wound heal. Let a new AD make his mark with a high-profile hire.
"Urban needs fresh air and serenity to stay healthy."
PSU seems like a great fit, then. I hear there is some land just outside State College that would be perfect for him.
"Urban Meyer accepts the coaching job at Penn State."
Really? Wow, Leota. It makes sense. Urban can clear out the offices and staff. Get rid of all of the talentless suckups like Jay Paterno and gutless yes man, Ginger McQuery. He doesn't have Pope Curley trying to attach strings. This could work!
Rudedog: Thankful said 11/08, 11:51 AM
I'm not going to pretend I could make an argument like that, so I'll get straight to it.
Urban Meyer will not return to coaching next year
The two lucrative jobs we assume will be open are Ohio State and Penn State. The commonality between the two is they are mired in controversy, PSU more than OSU. Meyer has certainly made it known he wants to enjoy some family time and he's had health issues in the past. The last thing he wants to do is come back into coaching in a situation that is under heavy scrutiny.
Penn State is going to face some SERIOUS punishment from the NCAA after all this. The death penalty is always thrown around, and it won't happen, but they're going to have a big ban. Ohio State has a similar level of scrutiny they are overcoming. If he were to pick, it'd certainly be Ohio State over Penn State
Why would Meyer agree to join that either of these programs? If he wants to go somewhere, it's going to have to be a situation that involves him coming into a situation that is drama-free. That describes neither OSU or PSU right now.
Mr. Meyer will stay retired.
Grue said 11/08, 01:52 PM
The PSU controversy will be background noise after the PSU Bowl game. Put current emotions aside.
This is a legal matter. These are crimes. "The NCAA's core purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner".
The PSU situation has nothing to do with competition. The penalties are administered by law enforcement, not the NCAA. Urban arrives to a clean house, the previous tenant vacated the premises and lost his security deposit.
The administration and athletic department will be gutted. But that is short term. We're looking towards January for a hire. The dust will settle.
"Urban would love to have that job," an Ohio State beat writer reported. "He doesn???t want to be known as the guy who forced out Joe Paterno. It would have to be done in the right way."
- Well, Urban. You're not the guy forcing JoePa out. You're the guy saving a troubled, storied program.
- Penn State officials contacted the former Florida coach on Sept. 25
- Urban met with the Penn State Administration before the 10/8 game against Iowa.
Penn State will move on. Urban will come back. This is still one of the top 10 CFB jobs in the country.
Grue said 11/09, 02:45 PM
Win or lose on this TD, I started it to signify that PSU must look ahead. PSU must make decisive actions to remove the current administration. PSU must clean the festering wound and change the bandage to heal.
PSU must scramble to save the current recruiting class. It is a tough sell to convince parents to still send their kids to PSU.
In the heat of the moment, in the darkest of days, I am Penn State. I am proud and the program is proud.
The program is bigger than this scandal.
The University is bigger than the small-minded cowards that ruined it.
PSU is #7 in wins all time.
PSU is in the top 5 most profitable programs.
PSU still believes in Top 25 in both football polls and APR/Graduation Rates.
PSU still offers an outstanding degree and shot at the NFL
None of that will change. This isn't Colorado, Stewart.
Urban Meyer is a competitor. Driven. Intense. He won't be satisfied sitting in the booth when he can be handed the reigns to two of the top 7 programs all-time.
PSU is desperate. PSU is profitable enough to pay anything to save this program now.
PSU will make Urban Meyer a very wealthy, powerful, and popular man.
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