Con: Urban Meyer has not coached in the new college football landscape
Urban Meyer’s last season was in 2018. There was no transfer portal, no NIL, and the Pac-12 was still a conference. There is now so much more work that has to go into being a college head coach.
Fundraising is a huge part of it, scouring the transfer portal while trying to keep your own players from entering, and making sure your starters have competitive NIL deals in place. I’m exhausted just thinking about it and can’t even imagine the work that goes into it every single day of the year, in-season or not.
Do I think Michigan State ultimately hires Urban Meyer? No, I don’t.
I think the administration would fear the court of public opinion and don’t want any more bad press, even though 75 percent of it is brought onto themselves. There’s almost a guarantee of controversy when it comes to Meyer, but unlike other schools, even schools in our backyard, he has never had a bowl ban, never had wins vacated. His biggest issue is that he knew that his assistant coach assaulted his wife and for that, there is no excuse. I don’t care how important he was to the program, how close he was to Meyer as friends, or the extent of the abuse. The second he knew about the allegations, they should have been reported, end of story.
But one mistake doesn’t define him. People can change, and Meyer can change the future for the Michigan State Spartans.