Syndicated radio host and ESPN legend Dan Patrick made an intriguing comment regarding Nebraska Football on his program Wednesday. The soundbite was in response to his executive producer Paul Pabst asking about former Flordia and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer returning to college football after a disastrous season with the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL.
Pabst: I’ll throw out a team that’s been down for a while but has a great reputation. Urban Meyer. No one considers him tainted as a college football coach… if Nebraska Football called or would Nebraska Football even consider calling? You can afford to hire a guy with baggage. You can’t afford to keep losing. Mississippi State hired Mike Leach and it’s working ok. Iona (University) hired Rick Pitino, guess what happened? They started winning.
Later in the show, Patrick reported the following.
Patrick: I had some correspondence with my college football source. We were talking about Urban Meyer and could you see Urban Meyer going back into coach? Do you know what my source said? Paulie is on to something with Nebraska.
It should be noted that Patrick’s source also said to look out for Arizona State as another possible landing spot for Urban Meyer.
We’re one game into the season, and coaching candidates for a job that’s not currently available are already being discussed. But as I wrote after Saturday’s loss, Scott Frost is in year five and is 15-30 as Nebraska head coach. He’s been around college football long enough to know that this is an unfortunate part of the business.
I’ll keep my thoughts brief because this is all rumors and conjecture at this point. But I couldn’t think of a worse idea for Nebraska Football than hiring Urban Meyer. I’ll just leave it at that for right now.
Below is a collection of tweets and reactions to Dan Patrick’s report. Happy scrolling!
For a program that's been wallowing in mediocrity (or worse) for most of the past 20 years, I'm frankly shocked at the amount of Husker fans who dismiss the idea of Urban Meyer @ Nebraska.
You want relevancy? Urban Meyer brings that
Lots of coaches have skeletons. Few win big
— Jake Sorensen (@937JakeSorensen) September 1, 2022
If Urban Meyer went to Nebraska they’d be in the college football playoff within 5 years.
— BeatinTheBookie.com®️ (@BeatinTheBookie) August 31, 2022
Pay Urban Meyer $15M per year if that is what it takes to hire him at Nebraska. The return will be hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
— Welcome to the Big Ten, Pac-12 schools (@Genetics56) August 31, 2022
“Syndicated radio host Dan Patrick said a source told him that Nebraska and Arizona State are schools that could be “on to something” and to “keep an eye on” about Urban Meyer’s coaching future.”https://t.co/91K54VxZeq
— Huskers Gameday (@HuskersGameday) August 31, 2022
Folks clutching pearls about Urban Meyer as a Nebraska head coach, lamenting a “win at all costs” culture – boy, if that freaks you out, let me tell you about the 80s and 90s in Lincoln
— James (@roljamas) August 31, 2022
I'm not saying that Nebraska would never ever hire Urban Meyer.
I am saying that Trev Alberts would never ever hire Urban Meyer. https://t.co/kuZSL6XghW
— Dave Feit (@FeitCanWrite) August 31, 2022
— Message Board Geniuses (@BoardGeniuses) August 27, 2022
Nebraska Head Coach Urban Meyer would be quite a sight.
— Ben Kenney (@benzkenney) August 31, 2022
— Nebraska Football News (@Nebraska) August 31, 2022
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