Happy wife = happy life.

In a recent interview with AL.com, Urban Meyer’s wife, Shelley, spoke about life in the Big Ten and how it differs from the SEC.

The Ohio State coach’s wife didn’t hold anything back when talking about relationships with SEC spouses.

“In the SEC I did not get to know the wives very well and there’s a reason for that,” Shelley told AL.com this week. “The coaches aren’t good friends either mostly, because it’s so competitive. They’re really standoffish with each other. It’s almost like, ‘I can’t get too close because they might steal my ideas or something.’

“It’s different than that in the Big Ten. Coaches are more cordial.”

Shelley Meyer also said in the article that her husband’s departure at Florida and how a lot of the hate he still gets on social media is from Gator fans.

“We have said publically, we do not like the way it ended at Florida,” Shelley said. “Hate it. Hate that it had to go that way, but there was a crisis going on. Well, he thought it was a crisis and it put him into a crisis because it ended up not being a heart issue.

“We can’t go back and change that now, but he didn’t lie about anything. People think he lied. He did not lie about anything,” she added. “Urban doesn’t lie.” 

Despite the fame brought on by three national titles, she said in the article that her favorite season was when Meyer wasn’t coaching in 2011. She admittedly didn’t want Urban to take the Ohio State job. But she told AL.com that he knows how to flip the switch now, which he didn’t at Florida.

Meyer and the Buckeyes will begin their national title defense as the No. 1 team in the country when they travel to take on Virginia Tech on Labor Day.