Since Urban Meyer’s firing as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, we’ve heard a few stories slip out about how much he was disliked, and further proof that the dude can be an A1 asshole.
For example, college football insider Brett McMurphy brought up an old story, where an anonymous college coach said how much everybody hated Urban Meyer back when he was head coach at Ohio State back in 2015.
A video has resurfaced form 2010, when reporter Jeremy Fowler asked Meyer a question about a quote from one of his players at Florida at the time.
Former Florida wide receiver Deonte Thompson called backup QB John Brantley a “real quarterback,” in comparison to Tim Tebow.
Needless to say, Meyer wasn’t happy at all.
He ripped into Fowler, calling him a “bad guy” multiple times, and threatened to ban him from coming to practices. He also said that if he was talking about his son, the two would be “going at right now.”
And while this video is going viral right now because everybody hates Urban Meyer, it does just kind of sound like a coach sticking up for his player. Dare I say… admirable?