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November 11, 2011
Apparently, former Florida coach Urban Meyer is not interested in working at Penn State. The TV analyst released this statement Thursday: "I am very happy with my role at ESPN. I have no plans to return to coaching at this time. " Meanwhile, in a conference call with recruits, interim coach Tom Bradley and acting athletic director Mark Sherburne said the school had begun a national search for Joe Paterno's successor.
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October 28, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Their pregame handshake was brief and perfunctory. Don't read any animosity into the on-field exchange between Bill O'Brien and Urban Meyer. These two guys are all business. With Penn State and Ohio State tied before halftime Saturday night, a smart guy in the Beaver Stadium press box pointed out, "If O'Brien doesn't beat Urban now, he may never beat him. " Given the recruiting advantages Meyer and Ohio State will hold over O'Brien and Penn State, the observation wasn't snarky, merely accurate.
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January 31, 2010 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Every recruiting trip, Sharrif Floyd got the VIP treatment. He'd earned it. After tearing apart the competition at various scouting combines, the George Washington High senior was generally rated the top defensive tackle in his class nationally. When Floyd visited one big-time football school, the defensive-line coach even carried his bags. "Don't get used to this," George Washington head coach Ron Cohen remembers telling Floyd. "If you go to this school, I wouldn't want to be you the first day. You'll pay the price, believe me. " Floyd plans to sign a letter of intent Wednesday with Florida - choosing the Gators over Ohio State, North Carolina, and South Carolina, with serious recruiting heat also coming from Southern California and Penn State, and dozens of other scholarship offers.
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July 28, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
CHICAGO - Ohio State lost 12 players to the NFL draft after last season, and its senior class finished a four-year career with a 50-4 record, tying for the most wins over that span by an FBS school in NCAA history. However, when coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday that, "44 of our players, which is over half of our scholarships, are kids that never played in a game," it was less of a lament, and more of a hopeful sign of what's to come for the Buckeyes this season. "The issue would be if it was a non-talented young team," Meyer said.
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October 18, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The first time his father made the trip for a spring football game, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen warned him about the drive, that it would be a rural one from the airport in Jackson up to Starkville. Mullen told him it would be like traveling in the hills of Pennsylvania "past the Main Line. " The 42-year-old coach of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the improbable top-ranked college football team in the nation - after the fastest rise to the top in the history of the sport, from unranked to No. 1 in six games - is a Drexel Hill native and Ursinus College graduate.
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August 24, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
TENNESSEE'S Da'Rick Rogers, an all-SEC receiver last year, was suspended indefinitely Thursday for a violation of team rules. Coach Derek Dooley said he doesn't expect Rogers to rejoin the team this season. Rogers had 67 catches for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns last season. In other college football news: * Tyrann Mathieu's father says the former LSU star will not play this season. Tyrone Mathieu tells ESPN his son is focused on working out his personal problems with John Lucas at the Right Step recovery center in Houston.
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December 30, 2005 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple football coach Al Golden hired his seventh assistant yesterday. Ryan Day, 26, will work with the Owls' offense, coaching either the tight ends or wide receivers. He was the offensive graduate assistant coach at Florida this season. "Ryan Day joins our staff after serving as a graduate assistant for one of the most innovative offensive minds in college football, Urban Meyer," Golden said of Day, the former New Hampshire quarterback, in a statement. "He is bright, energetic, articulate and an outstanding communicator.
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January 3, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida's Jaye Howard timed the snap perfectly, blew through two defenders and violently slammed Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to the ground. "I had a lot of frustrations, man," Howard said. "Urban brought it out in me today. " Urban Meyer's future team got a good look at his former team, and the Buckeyes learned just how fast the Gators can be. Florida's defense and special teams came up big in the Gator Bowl, recording six sacks and scoring twice as the Gators beat Ohio State yesterday, 24-17.
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December 23, 2011 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORTS
TEMPLE'S FOOTBALL coaching staff lost one member and retained another yesterday. Zach Smith, the Owls' wide receivers coach and special-teams coordinator, was named the wide receivers coach at Ohio State. Offensive coordinator Scot Loefler, who seemed to be a favorite for the head-coaching job at Akron, reportedly told the Zips he couldn't accept the job, and they instead selected former Auburn coach Terry Bowden. Smith spent the 2010 season at Marshall as the wide receivers and special teams coach.
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September 11, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
The opening weekend of the college football season featured some terrific matchups, including four games that pitted ranked teams against each other. However, Week 1 also featured its share of lopsided results, such as Ohio State by 77-10 over Bowling Green, Miami by 70-3 over Florida A&M, Michigan 63-3 over Hawaii and Texas Tech 69-17 over Stephen F. Austin. Of course, you can assume that top-10 teams like Ohio State and Michigan might be trying to accumulate style points to impress the College Football Playoff selection committee down the road.
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September 2, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
MIKE KERN'S TOP 10 1. Alabama: So you were expecting maybe Bowling Green? It's never easy being preseason favorite. And Tide have to go to Mississippi - which has beaten them the last two years - in September, to Tennessee - which they've beaten nine straight times - in October and to LSU - which they've beaten five in a row - in early November. But they are going for fifth ring in nine years. 2. Clemson: Has to go to Florida State, where it hasn't won in a decade, in late October.
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July 28, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
CHICAGO - Ohio State lost 12 players to the NFL draft after last season, and its senior class finished a four-year career with a 50-4 record, tying for the most wins over that span by an FBS school in NCAA history. However, when coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday that, "44 of our players, which is over half of our scholarships, are kids that never played in a game," it was less of a lament, and more of a hopeful sign of what's to come for the Buckeyes this season. "The issue would be if it was a non-talented young team," Meyer said.
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May 11, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Satellite football camps that are held off-campus are proliferating and Temple has joined forces with Rutgers and Ohio State in a one-day affair. The three schools will be part of the Tri-State Showcase on June 8 at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, N.J. Temple coach Matt Rhule, Rutgers coach Chris Ash, and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will attend with members of their staffs. Rhule was not available for comment. The camp is for players entering ninth through 12th grades this fall.
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October 17, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's not the role James Franklin was hired for, being the underdog, but it's the one he has this week, and one Penn State's coach is familiar with and even thrived in at his previous stop. Back in the preseason, you looked at Penn State's schedule and put the Nittany Lions down for 6-0 right now. It doesn't really matter what Franklin says after any game, at 5-1 his team is behind schedule. There's a chance, of course, to immediately turn that around. Nobody realistically had the Nits at 7-0 after the Ohio State game.
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October 17, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Penn State has seen Braxton Miller only twice, both times as Ohio State's quarterback. For its coaches, its players and Nittany Nation, that was two times too many. Miller's mind-boggling combination of speed, quickness, elusiveness and decision-making was a factor in a pair of wins for the Buckeyes - 35-23 at Beaver Stadium in 2012, and, 63-14, at Ohio Stadium in 2013. In those two contests, Miller rushed for 202 yards and four touchdowns, and passed for 395 yards and four TDs. After a one-year absence when he sat out with a shoulder injury, Miller returns Saturday night for the top-ranked Buckeyes' game against Penn State as an H-back – a dual-threat runner and pass-catcher.
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October 16, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Watching Ezekiel Elliott on television or on film can be a little frightening for an opposing coach and his staff trying to figure out ways to stop Ohio State's excellent running back. The 6-foot, 225-pound junior from St. Louis can power through the defensive front or outrun the last guys in the secondary. He is capable of making a big play every time he touches the football. He's durable enough to make the clutch runs for first downs in the fourth quarter. This week, the Heisman Trophy candidate is Penn State's problem.
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October 14, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The pleasant dilemma for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer used to be how to utilize the two star quarterbacks in his offense. The fact that he appears to have finally figured it out may become an unpleasant dilemma for opponents of the nation's No. 1 team. For the first time Saturday, Meyer employed sophomore J.T. Barrett, the starter for much of last season, when the Buckeyes moved into the red zone, and Barrett responded with three touchdown runs in a 49-28 victory over Maryland. At the same time, senior Cardale Jones, the hero of last year's national championship run after Barrett sat out with an injury, enjoyed his best game of the season, completing 21 of 28 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns.
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October 4, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State and Rutgers have played each other already, but the remaining 12 teams in the Big Ten open up conference play Saturday, with all eyes being on Ohio State, with its wealth of quarterbacks and its countless streaks on the line. The Buckeyes are the only team in Big Ten history to win every regular-season conference game - make it 24 - for three straight seasons. They have only one conference title, in 2014, to show for all that success, but that year became a splendid one, ending with a national championship.
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September 27, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Things didn't go well last weekend for Southern California. The Trojans got off to a horrible start in Pac-12 play, losing, 41-31, at home to Stanford. Head coach Steve Sarkisian and defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox felt the wrath of the fans and their unmet expectations. But when Jake Olson came out Wednesday for his first practice with the team, life seemed a lot better. Olson, a freshman long snapper, is blind. A form of cancer cost him his sight at the age of 12. After snapping for his high school team in Orange County, he decided to enroll at USC, where he used to attend practices and games as the guest of former coach Pete Carroll.
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