No prep? Urban Meyer appears to know little about Arkansas in confounding clip during speaking engagement
Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has traveled the country to take part in various speaking engagements since he stepped down as coach and became a broadcaster with Fox Sports.
But during a recent stop in Arkansas at the Little Rock Touchdown Club, Meyer left observers confused about how much he knew about the Razorbacks program.
“Coaches care about one thing, winning,” he said. “How do you win? You have to recruit. You have to be the best of the best of the best, but if you can’t recruit, you can be Canoe and it’s not going to happen for you.”
Meyer reiterated that college football isn’t the NFL, so it’s important to re-stock your roster all the time. Yet he wasn’t sure who the current coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks is this season.
“It’s Chad Morris, right?,” he said. “I think that’s Chad Morris’ challenge. But obviously (Bobby) Petrino got it going, but it’s not been, this to me is a 10-win program. This to me, once again, the Arkansas that I remember, that I know. Are you kidding me? It’s Arkansas. But I don’t know the challenges. So Arkansas is now playing South Carolina, Gainesville, they’re playing teams over there as opposed to teams here. I never talked to Chad about it, I never talked to anybody about it, that’s just my opinion.”
It’s unclear what point Meyer tried to make with that last point as South Carolina and Florida are not on the schedule this season. Arkansas hasn’t played South Carolina since 2017, and Florida in 2016.
The last 10-win season for the Razorbacks was 2011 under Petrino as he went 10-3 and 11-2 in 2010 and 2011. Before that, it was 2006 under Houston Nutt, a 10-4 mark.
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