Urban Meyer had something to say that might ruffles some feathers in Columbus.

The former Ohio State coach said Michigan was his biggest early season surprise Saturday morning on Fox Big Noon Kickoff.

Meyer praised his former rival for, despite all the offseason losses, still being able to get off to a solid 2-0 start.

“Their skill is outstanding,” Meyer said. “They’re well-coached on both sides of the ball. I did not expect that.”

Though his words may seem genuine, his co-host Brady Quinn pointed out that the show would be at Michigan in a few weeks and accused him of buttering up the fans so they would go easy on him when they make the trip to Ann Arbor.

Meyer responded with, “It’s America, I can do what I want.”

Meyer coached Ohio State from 2012 to 2018 and gave the program some of its best seasons. He led the Buckeyes to a national championship and three conference titles.