Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Urban Meyer is a winner. The "why" is important, but just to get a glimpse of the "what", let me give you a sanpshot of what is meant by "a winner" in football terms:

Utah Highlights (2003-04)

  • 22-2 overall record and 6-1 mark versus BCS teams
  • Directed Utah to a perfect 12-0 record in 2004 and became the first school from a non-Bowl Championship Series conference to earn a berth in a BSC Bowl (Fiesta)
  • Utah finished as the MWC winner for the second-straight season to become the only back-to-back outright champion in the league's existence
  • Squad averaged 44,112 spectators per game, breaking the school record of 41,478 set in 2003
  • 2003 marked the school's first outright conference championship since 1957
  • Became only coach in program's history to win conference crown in debut season
  • 86% conference winning percentage in '03 was the best since 1953
  • Road sweep of Brigham Young, Colorado State and Air Force in 2003 was a Utah first
  • Utah ended Brigham Young's NCAA record 361-game, 28-year scoring streak to complete the 2003 regular season

Bowling Green Highlights (2001-02)

  • Biggest turnaround in the NCAA in 2001
  • First winning season at BGSU since 1994
  • 17-6 overall record and 5-0 versus BCS teams

Overall record in 4 years as Head Coach 39-8 (.830)!!!

Utah and Bowling Green the year before he arrived 7-15 (.318)!

Anyone who can move into downtrodden programs and turn it around like that, has my interest.

Now let's find out what makes Urban tick...

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