Urban Meyer explains why he loves USC and UCLA joining the Big Ten
Urban Meyer believes plenty of previous conference realignment didn’t make a lot of sense. However, the latest version, featuring Southern Cal and UCLA to the Big Ten, is different.
The former Florida and Ohio State coach shared his thoughts on the Big Ten Network.
“This one made sense to me,” Meyer said. “I heard about this one a while back and I was like, ‘Wow,’ started scratching my head like, ‘Can they really do this?’ And then you started just, I lived in that world for so long that Ohio State and the Wolverines, there’s some great, great football players in Los Angeles. That when USC and UCLA are down, you can go cherry pick them a little bit. But now you’re going to see the floodgates open up in my opinion because now those families will be able to watch their sons play. It makes a lot of sense to me. Academically, reputation, and there are natural rivalries between USC, UCLA and the Big Ten Conference.”
Some conference realignment doesn’t make a lot of sense. @UCLAAthletics and @USC_Athletics to the @bigten is not an example of that.@CoachUrbanMeyer tells @BTNDaveRevsine why he loves the additions ⬇️ . pic.twitter.com/rSE9B4BfGH
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) July 1, 2022