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Analyst Names College Football’s Most “Hated” Head Coach

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first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Who was the most “hated” head coach in college football during the 2018 season? One analyst has made his pick this morning. The pick isn’t a surprising one.Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has been named the most “hated” head coach in the country by 247Sports’ analyst Brad Crawford.Meyer went through quite a bit during the 2018 season, starting the year suspended following the Zach Smith scandal and finishing it with a retirement announcement.There are some other “hated” head coaches, of course, but none were close to Meyer during the 2018 regular season.Admit it — your disdain for Meyer has very little to do with the mess he left at Florida or the situation earlier this year involving Zach Smith. Those are the talking points, sure, but the underlying reason Meyer warrants automatic eye-rolls when mentioned is his penchant for success. He never lost to Michigan while at Ohio State. He won the first College Football Playoff National Championship with a third-teamer at quarterback. And the guy went 54-4 against the Big Ten with an SEC-brand of football, recruiting speed, athleticism and first-round skill players in a league that struggled to catch up. For those that celebrated on the day Meyer announced his retirement, hold the party. One of the nation’s winningest coaches is getting promoted after the season to the program’s assistant AD position.Meyer has just one game left in his college football career. He’ll be retiring following Ohio State’s Rose Bowl game against Washington.Don’t worry, though, there will be plenty of other head coaches to hate.You can view 247Sports’ full list here.last_img read more