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  3. There Is Nothing Remotely Controversial About Jim Harbaugh's Urban Meyer Comments By JOAN NIESEN July 19, 2019 CHICAGO — More than a day after Jim Harbaugh offered up a few thoughts on a podcast, I’m still looking for the controversy, still wondering how the college football world has nuked the coach’s lukewarm take into something so scorching. Here’s what Michigan’s coach told The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami. Brace yourself. Or don’t. “Urban Meyer's had a winning record,” Harbaugh said on the podcast. “Really phenomenal record everywhere he's been. But also, controversy follows everywhere he's been.” Let’s see, then: A year after Meyer was being excoriated over how much he knew (which was a lot more than he initially claimed) about the allegations of domestic abuse against former assistant coach Zach Smith, on the heels of the coach’s three-game suspension and eventual retirement, Harbaugh dared to suggest Meyer’s career was controversial. Meyer—the man who spent last fall talking himself in circles until most fans were too dizzy to realize everything he’d ignored, who saw 31 of his players arrested in six years at Florida, 10 of them charged with felonies. But certainly, instead of taking Harbaugh’s words in stride, or even acknowledging them as accuracy from one of the game’s more bombastic sets of vocal cords, let’s drum them up as controversy. Instead of thinking, wow, a college coach actually speaking the plain truth, let’s expound upon the fact that Harbaugh’s teams at Michigan never beat Meyer’s Ohio State squads—because one must beat another coach in order to point out obvious truths about him, it seems. By that logic, then, is Harbaugh allowed to point out Meyer’s “really phenomenal record”? Or is that kind of analysis also restricted only to the coaches of the 32 squads lucky enough to put up Ws against Utah, Florida and Ohio State during Meyer’s tenure? ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads This might be the silliest piece of “news” to come out of college football in 2019, but it also offers a lens into the sport today, where coaching is supposed to be some sacred fraternity where winning trumps morals and the truth is better delivered watered down, or not at all. The Big Ten without Meyer has a controversy vacuum, and so in looking to fill it, we’re creating a hubbub over a coach acknowledging Meyer’s own controversial past. Unpack that. “I don't think it was anything that was anything new or anything of a bombshell,” Harbaugh said Friday in his morning media availability, when the first question he fielded was about his treatment of Meyer on the podcast. “It's things that many of you all understand and have written about.” Later in the day, he doubled-down, asserting (correctly) that Meyer’s off-field legacy is “well-documented.” Sure, Harbaugh didn’t need to say what he did. And he knew before uttering that sentence, innocuous in any world but this one, that it would turn heads. Really, it’s just a shame he didn’t have the guts to utter it a year ago, when Meyer was defending his own indefensible conduct. That would have held more weight, but it doesn’t make what Harbaugh said Thursday any less true. What does cheapen his take is his further treatment of the subject of Meyer—or rather, the coach’s absence. Asked later on Friday if his team has an opening in a Big Ten East without its winningest coach this decade, Harbaugh offered first a stare and then a recalcitrant answer: “That’s something I don’t know.” Strictly speaking, yes, but the coach would have served himself better by doing anything other than playing dumb. Sure, a rookie head coach, or any change that major, might work in our favor. Or even: Ryan Day has proven he has what it takes to keep Ohio State competitive. In part by Harbaugh’s doing, the Big Ten has been Urban vs. Jim for the past four seasons, and his most recent comments extended that rivalry beyond the end of Meyer’s coaching career. So if Harbaugh is going to style himself as a truth-teller, that should extend further than just pointing out the easy critiques. https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/07/19/jim-harbaugh-urban-meyer-comments-michigan-ohio-state-big-ten-media-days
  4. Jumping back in time a bit here, but does it seem likely that Ja'Quinden Jackson was a silent commit for a while, and the coaches waited for an opportune time for him to go public? If so that proved to be a genius move, as it reversed a bunch of bad press at the time.
  5. Friday visitor list 2022 LB Martrell Harris, The Woodlands
  6. Friday visitor list 2021 RB Brandon Campbell, Pearland S JD Coffey, Kennedale TE Juan Davis, Everman WR JoJo Earle, Aledo CB Ishmael Ibraheem, Dallas Kimball WR Theodore Knox, The Woodlands TE Lake McRee, Lake Travis QB Jalen Milroe, Katy Tompkins
  7. Friday visitor list 2020 DL Vernon Broughton, Cy Ridge WR LV Bunkley-Shelton, Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra QB Hudson Card, Lake Travis DL Alfred Collins, Bastrop Cedar Creek OL Jaylen Garth, Port Neches-Groves WR JJ Hester, Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington OL Courtland Ford, Cedar Hill WR Quentin Johnston, Temple
  8. Time for the staff to push for Ty Jordan. Guy wants to be at Texas and seems like a great culture fit in the program. Plus he's pretty damn good.
  9. i would not say he has completely lost his spot but if things go really south with Collins he would be considered but i dont think it likely PU will be a Longhorn. We need to take 3 this year, in a small class and 5 next year in a big class. (there are already 5-6 guys in '21 that are as good as PU)
  10. I may be wrong... but I think Saban was the coach and they won the national championship the next year.
  11. Texas OU at the Cotton Bowl is a bucket list item. I’d go that route.
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  13. This is going to be a roller coaster recruitment. Kid is all over the place.
  14. Nope, I'm not that smart. A year ago Justin Fields was the top QB in the nation and the highest rated QB according to 24/7 since Vince Young and he's already on another team. Although I do predict that Roschon Johnson will be the starter after Sam.
  15. I remember that game well. LSU wasn't near the program/team they are now.
  16. Has Princely lost his spot in the class or would we still take him?
  17. If I had to choose between the 2, I'd go to the LSU game. There's nothing like the RRR but it is played every year and more than likely the 2 teams will meet twice in the same year. I've been to a few TX/Ho-U games and there's definitely nothing else like it. And I was at the Cotton Bowl for TX/Loser State in 01 and it was bananas. But this year's TX/Loser State game is in Austin, which won't happen again possibly in our lifetime.
  18. He doesn’t strike me as a kid to play games. I know it’s a long way to go from now, but guys like Milroe get in the boat this early to be class leaders.
  19. Texas CBs rolling in for Juan Davis and Clayton Smith
  20. My God I hope not....Boz was a steroid creation just like Mandrich....and when off the juice was below average...
  21. But his interview with IT indicated that Milroe's commitment to Texas changes things and he could see himself joining Milroe in Austin. Definitely work to be done by the staff, but this doesn't suck either.
  22. The DL who is a teammate of Miroe does not currently have Texas in his top 4. His tope 4 is ou, Bama, Ohio State, aggy
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