Urban Meyer is opposed to a college football playoff

Urban Meyer forgets he's not in the "free pass" SEC anymore, opposes CFB playoff

5/18/12 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

April 21, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer calls in a play during the spring game at Ohio Stadium. The Scarlet team won the game 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIREIn the SEC, a 1- or 2-loss team can sneak into the BCS title game, sometimes without even winning the conference championship.

Former Florida coach (and current Ohio State coach) Urban Meyer must have forgotten that he's not in the SEC anymore, because he's still opposed to a playoff system in college football.

Now that he's in the B1G, he might want to stick with the playoffs idea. Even if his Buckeyes win their conference, there's no guarantee that they'll end up in the BCS championship game.

A playoff system is now Meyer's only shot at winning a championship. Until further notice, the top two teams in the rankings will be 1) The SEC champion, and 2) the next best undefeated team. If there's no undefeated team, it's usually the 2nd best SEC team.

Meyer is just another one of many delusional fools who are out of touch with college football fans.

Meyer's "reasons" are flat out ludicrous. 

"You play in one of the bowl games and then it's [teams seeded] 4 vs. 1 and 2 vs. 3 and then you go play the championship game. I can only imagine the workload that's going to be on that coaching staff and those players. I can't even fathom that you're trying to get ready for a national championship in two days -- because that's what you've got because of travel. I'll probably get in trouble for saying this, but I think the ideal setup is what's happened the last decade of football. I think we've had a true national champion."

The concept of having 2 days to prepare for the game is insane. Now, they have 2 months to prepare for the game. You don't think we could squeeze a semifinal game and then a championship game somewhere in there without sacrificing the poor student-athlete schedules?

And of course he thinks they've had a true National Champion... since HIS Florida teams were the champions a couple times.

But wait... how did he feel back when he was coaching Utah, who was snubbed even when they had an undefeated season?

"I was [coaching] a Utah team where I was hoping for a playoff at that point because that's the only access we could have. But I don't know. I can understand why it's happening. But I was not one of the screamers and yellers saying it was broken before."

Oh, so before, a playoff would have been good, but now it's not necessary?

If it's right, it's right. And let's face it... a playoff IS what's right for college football.

Fortunately, it's coming soon (probably in 2014), whether Meyer likes it or not. And if he realizes what's good for him, he'll be happy with it.
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