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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 15, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
After picking up 16 commitments in the 2016 class, the Nittany Lions have added their first 2017 recruit, four-star quarterback Sean Clifford. He announced his decision Monday on Twitter: "Blessed and excited that I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at Penn State University!" The 6-foot-2, 203-pound quarterback from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati also received offers from Michigan State, Kentucky, Louisville, and Missouri. Clifford received a four-star rating from 247 Sports and Rivals.com.
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September 11, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday that Penn State's limit on scholarships was like "an anchor around your neck. " But the anchor proved futile in limiting Penn State. First-year coach James Franklin quickly assembled a 2015 recruiting class that is ranked in the top 10 by several recruiting services. Imagine what Franklin and his staff might be able to do now that the anchor was lifted Monday when the NCAA decided to drop the sanctions it levied in 2012 against Penn State.
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December 13, 2011 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The uncertainty over the identity of Penn State's new head football coach cost the Nittany Lions a major recruit Monday when defensive tackle Tommy Schutt, the top player in the Lions' freshman class for 2012, switched his commitment to Ohio State, according to several websites. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Schutt, of Glen Ellyn, Ill., became the first player to officially commit to Ohio State since Urban Meyer took over as head coach on Nov. 28. Schutt had orally committed to Penn State on Aug. 10. Schutt, who is ranked 42d overall by Scout.com and 52d by Rivals.com, went on an official visit to Ohio State last weekend and reportedly told Meyer before leaving Columbus that he had changed his mind in favor of the Buckeyes.
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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 19, 2011
Noah Spence, the five-star defensive line recruit out of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, orally committed to Ohio State on Sunday night, according to Bob Lichtenfels, the East regional recruiting manager for Scout.com. Minutes after Lichtenfels broke the news on Twitter, Spence tweeted from his personal account (@nspence94): "Ohio State buckeye nation lets go!!" Penn State had been one of the favorites to land Spence before a child sex-abuse scandal rocked the university last month.
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July 15, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
After picking up 16 commitments in the 2016 class, the Nittany Lions have added their first 2017 recruit, four-star quarterback Sean Clifford. He announced his decision Monday on Twitter: "Blessed and excited that I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at Penn State University!" The 6-foot-2, 203-pound quarterback from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati also received offers from Michigan State, Kentucky, Louisville, and Missouri. Clifford received a four-star rating from 247 Sports and Rivals.com.
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January 15, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THEY'RE GENIUSES, those guys. No, not Ohio State's Urban Meyer or Oregon's Mark Helfrich, or even our own Chip Kelly, who turned one of them into a sports science guru and the other into a successful head coach and then watched his influence play against itself in a wonderfully entertaining and surprising national championship game Monday night. (Wonder what that Widener football coach thought about that!) No, the geniuses were those 12 people who picked the right four teams back on Dec. 7, shaking off the shaking heads of many, myself included, who had drank the Kool-Aid about the Southeastern Conference's superiority and the relative strength of the two Big 12 teams and bought lock, stock and barrel that the Big Ten was a conference filled with pinky toes.
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January 15, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas - What might be the final pass of Marcus Mariota's storied college career finished in the hands of Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple, a Voorhees native who enjoyed his ultimate experience Monday night. The interception sealed the Buckeyes' 42-20 upset of Oregon in the national championship, a resounding victory that gave Apple a title to bring back home. "This is something I dreamed of since I was 11, 12 years old," Apple said in an emotional postgame locker room. "This is something I told my friends about, and they all laughed at me. . . . I'm sure everybody's very proud.
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January 14, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas - They were covered with gold confetti and needed to be ushered off the field, but the Ohio State players did not want to leave. They wrapped their arms around each other to pose for more photos, to accept more congratulations, to prolong the celebration just another minute longer. Their season was never supposed to go this far, and it extended only because this is the year college football finally embraced a playoff. The Buckeyes were the most debated of the four selections in the inaugural event, but they finished Monday night as national champions.
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January 13, 2015
IF THE BCS SYSTEM were still in place, chances are tonight's championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, would match once-beaten Alabama and unbeaten Florida State. But now there's a College Football Playoff, which means the SEC will be sitting this one out for the first time in 9 years. Obviously, so is the defending national champion, after losing for the first time in 26 months. That leaves Oregon, which lost at home to Arizona in early October by a touchdown when much of its offensive line was banged up, and Ohio State, which of course had lost at home to Virginia Tech by two TDs a month before that.
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January 13, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
CHIP KELLY'S fingerprints are all over this game. He obviously coached and recruited Oregon's upper-classmen, before coming to the Eagles after the 2012 season. But Kelly also is good friends with Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. They have exchanged concepts, philosophies and probably recipes at least since Meyer was at Utah (2003-04) and Kelly was an assistant at New Hampshire. "For Chip Kelly, to create a culture - and [Bill] Belichick talks about it all the time - where everyone's aligned.
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January 13, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
DALLAS - Kerry Coombs now pays attention to the hydration level of his players, how many hours they slept, and what percentage of practice their heart rate is elevated above 85 percent. The Ohio State cornerbacks/special teams coach does not pretend to know the science behind the data, but he studies the daily printout as part of the Buckeyes' increased sports science initiative. The emphasis traces back to the Eagles. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer spent a few days at the NovaCare Complex last offseason, visiting with Eagles coach Chip Kelly.
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December 9, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THERE REALLY wasn't any wrong answer to the question of who should be the fourth and final team in the first FBS playoff. You could have made a case for Ohio State, Baylor or TCU. The Selection Committee, not shockingly, went with Ohio State, which was fifth in last week's College Football Playoff poll. That was before the Buckeyes and their new quarterback - the second Urban Meyer has had to go with since Braxton Miller went down in August - gutted Wisconsin (10-3) in Saturday's Big Ten title game, 59-0.
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October 29, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - After nearly 2 decades on the Penn State sideline, Larry Johnson is familiar with sold-out Beaver Stadium whiteouts. He has seen the sea of white. He has heard the maddening cheers. He has felt that electric environment quite a few times. For this year's edition of the whiteout, Penn State (4-2) welcomes No. 13 Ohio State (5-1) for a prime-time matchup tomorrow on ABC. Now on the Ohio State coaching staff, Johnson knows what to expect. "It will be loud," Johnson said.
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October 22, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Urban Meyer, who has coached in some big-time stadiums during his career, recalled his first Beaver Stadium experience with Ohio State in 2012 when he told his wife, "That's one of the top five atmospheres we've ever played in. " The ingredients will be there once again - a sellout crowd of close to 108,000, a "whiteout," lots of noise under the lights - on Saturday night when the 13th-ranked Buckeyes return to Happy Valley to take on a Nittany Lions...
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