Urban Meyer touched on a number of topics in the latest episode of “Urban’s Take with Tim May.” That conversation included comments on the NCAA scheduling process.

Conference schedules were one of many storylines to receive attention this offseason. In particular, the SEC’s decision to remain at 8 league games while expanding to 16 teams in 2024 was particularly criticized.

Meyer also noted the nonconference schedules of some programs, specifically referencing Michigan and Georgia in his comments. Without the NCAA mandating teams to play tougher opponents, Meyer believes the incentive for games like Ohio State vs. Notre Dame is removed.

“Real quick: I just also think the NCAA should mandate scheduling. When I see the Wolverines and Georgia’s preseason schedule. I just think with this 12-team Playoff, if I’m the head coach at Ohio State, I could care less about my preseason schedule, the non-league schedule,” said Meyer.

“Your object is to get in the Playoff. I just worry — Why would Ohio State play Notre Dame anymore? Why not play a MAC conference schedule to keep everybody healthy and get to ripping and roaring into a season? I think there are some shortcomings. Just for the good of the game, I hope. You should play a top-25 — I think you should play a premier school, a middle school and then you can play a smaller school. But I think that should be some kind of mandate.”