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Urban Meyer On Alabama: “Should Have Lost Three Games”

gfx - they said itOhio State coach Urban Meyer spends his time in Big Ten country now but it doesn’t mean the former Florida coach doesn’t have opinions on SEC Football.  He sat down with’s Jeremy Fowler this week and had plenty to say about his old team and his old conference, even admitting he would still be at Florida if health issues hadn’t surfaced.

On Alabama’s 2012 team:


“You look at [2012], [Alabama] should have lost three games. Georgia had them beat. LSU, I watched that one, it was over. Obviously they ended up beating them. I thought they’d be really good. I think there are some really good teams in the conference.”


Comparing last year’s 12-0 Ohio State team to his 2008 national champion Florida team:


“I don’t think we’ve reached that status. I could show you some film and we’re certainly not there. We were not good enough [last season] where we had these high expectations. I’m biased, but I think that ’08 team is as good or better than any team to ever play college football.”


With better health, he says he would still be at Florida:


I realized not too long after [around February 2011]. I called Jeremy [Foley] and said, ‘I made a mistake.’ Once I felt like everything was under control, it was like, ‘Oh my gosh, what did I do?’ I just told Jeremy as a friend in conversation. The talk was more about one day getting back into it. He was very supportive. Then I started at ESPN and had a ball with that, but is that enough? Is that what I was called to do? I planned to take more than a year [off] though.”


Asked if he had any regrets about how his time at Florida ended, Meyer told Fowler, ”I didn’t at first. I thought we did a good job. We did our best. I look back now, the way it ended was certainly a regret. Does that mean it haunts me? Not at all.”


LFJeremy moderator

Ohio State will have their chance to get their teeth kicked in by an SEC team next year. We'll see what Urbie has to say then.


That is like me saying that they 'should' have wonthe Texas A&M game after making that comeback and being right in the red zone or the rare fumble mishap. Things is Bama did make those mistakes, and Texas A&M's mistakes did happen but they survived them, therefore they won. Same in the LSU and Georgia game. Bama won, end of story.   


Yeah and if Ohio St had an SEC schedule they would have had three or four losses last year as well. 

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