Paul Finebaum blasts Urban Meyer for 'underachieving' at Ohio State
Urban Meyer continues to be the topic of conversation around college football, as an independent working group is wrapping up its investigation into the head coach for his alleged knowledge of domestic violence accusations against former assistant Zach Smith.
Soon, the findings will be revealed and Meyer’s punishment, or lack thereof, will be made public.
Paul Finebaum recently joined The RoundTable on WJOX to talk about the investigation into Meyer as the investigation wraps up. But the conversation only lightly touched on the potential timeline to know Meyer’s fate. It then took an interesting turn as Finebaum was asked if Meyer had underachieved as the head coach at Ohio State.
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After taking a jab at Buckeyes fans, Finebaum then blasted Meyer for having just won one national championship in six seasons in Columbus.
Urban Meyer has underachieved at Ohio State, and I know that Ohio State fans will naturally react to that, but Ohio State fans react to the wind blowing if they don’t like the direction it’s going.
You factor in his entire record, and yeah, he was dealt somewhat of a bad hand by Gene Smith…they pulled it off in 2014 but in 2015, not winning the national championship was one of the bigger choke jobs of the modern, College Football Playoff era. They had the best team in the country in 2015 and Urban couldn’t see it through his gall to give the ball to Ezekiel Elliott on a rainy day in Columbus against Michigan State…I think you can figure it out since then.
In case you forgot, Meyer is 73-8 since taking over in Columbus.
Finebaum isn’t wrong in saying that Ohio State failing to win the 2015 national championship was a disappointment for the program, but the Buckeyes have won at least 11 games in each of the six seasons, claiming two B1G titles and a national championship in the process.
Maybe Meyer isn’t as dominant as Nick Saban, but to call Meyer an underachiever feels a little irresponsible on the part of Finebaum.
Ohio State is expected to have more information regarding the investigation into Meyer and have a decision on the head coach’s future soon.