Ex-Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer says conference realignment 'makes a lot of sense' on B1G Network
Urban Meyer was seen on B1G Network discussing the recent expansion talks concerning USC and ULCA joining the B1G in 2024. He shared what he thinks of the move per Stephen Douglas of The Big Lead.
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Meyer was joined by B1G Network’s David Revsine and started by saying that a few years ago he didn’t understand realignment. However, after seeing how it could affect recruiting, he started to change his view on it. California has produced a lot of great talent over the years, and now Meyer likes the idea of bringing the 2 west coast programs into the B1G.
Here’s what he said:
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“I’ve seen conference realignment like we all have over the years. And quite honestly, it didn’t make a lot of sense. But this one makes sense to me. I lived in that world for so long that Ohio State and, you know, the Wolverines, and the… there are some great, great football players in Los Angeles. But now you’re going to see the floodgates open up in my opinion because now those families will be able see their sons play. It makes a lot of sense to me. And academically, reputation, and there are natural rivalries between UCLA, USC and the Big Ten Conference.”