Urban Meyer was asked if he ever felt guilty for running up the score on Michigan. His response was epic
Urban Meyer’s disdain for Michigan has not subsided since retiring as head coach at Ohio State and taking on an analyst role. In fact, there have been times over the last two years that the national championship coach has been a little more honest about the rivalry.
That was certainly the case in Meyer’s appearance on the Dan Patrick Show this week.
Meyer did the unthinkable in “The Game” during his seven seasons with the Buckeyes, posting a perfect 7-0 record against “That Team Up North.” He won four of the five meetings against Jim Harbaugh by double figures and his teams embarrassed the Wolverines in his final season in 2018 by a 62-39 tally.
Patrick asked Meyer if he ever felt guilty about running up the score on Michigan during his career. His response was epic.
“This is going to create a lot of headlines,” Meyer said on the show, “but no.”
DP: Did you ever feel bad running up the score against Michigan?
Urban Meyer: This is going to create a lot of headlines… but no.
— Andrew Perloff (@andrewperloff) September 22, 2020
Meyer has often talked about having the utmost respect for Michigan, but the hatred between the two programs was still existent. He made it a priority for his teams to win “The Game” every season, a goal Ohio State accomplished remarkably.
Now, the tradition has continued under new head coach Ryan Day. Last season, Day led Ohio State to a win over Michigan by a 56-27 tally. The Buckeyes have now won eight straight in the series and 15 of the last 16.
This year, the two teams will meet in Columbus on Saturday, Dec. 12. Ohio State already has the countdown clock readjusted for the 2020 matchup.