Evidently, one of the few people unaware of the enmity that Ohio State’s Urban Meyer has inspired among his head coaching counterparts is Meyer himself.
In a recent interview with ESPN’s Chris Fowler, Meyer acted surprised upon hearing of the “quiet criticism” he’s received from other head coaches.
Fowler: If there were a head coaches’ fight club, or “What happens in fight club stays in fight club,” there’d be a few that’d want to take a swing at you.
Meyer: (smiling) Is that right? I didn’t know that.
Fowler: You seem surprised.
Meyer: Yeah. I didn’t know that.
Fowler: I’m not buying that.
Meyer: I’m very surprised. Other head coaches?
Fowler: Yeah. Could you hold your own in there?
Meyer: You’re darn right I’d hold my own.
Meyer likely knew exactly what Fowler was talking about but the awkward grin on Meyer’s face during this back and forth is priceless.