Urban Meyer can’t run from Florida State much longer

AP Photo/Michael Conroy
AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Do you remember which team was the last to defeat Urban Meyer?

It was Florida State.

After that 31-7 beatdown on Nov. 27, 2010, Meyer had a medical issue that temporarily halted his coaching career. Without Tebow or his doctor’s permission to continue his stressful job, Meyer fled Gainesville only to turn up in Columbus, Ohio just two seasons later.

He ran from the Sunshine State after the Seminoles blew his doors off, and now, he’s one win away from staring FSU in the face yet again.

Now, if all goes according to plan in the conference championship games next Saturday – and because Michigan State is a formidable opponent for the Buckeyes, it might not – it’s very likely Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes will play Florida State in the BCS Championship game.

Anything can happen in one game, but the Buckeyes would likely be overmatched against what could be the best Florida State team of all-time, writes Bud Elliott of Tomahawk Nation. The first-team defense hasn’t allowed a rushing touchdown this season, making it pretty likely Ohio State’s spread offense would struggle greatly against the ‘Noles.

And for a team that just allowed a mediocre Michigan team to score 41 points, there would be major problems containing all of FSU’s offensive weapons. These aren’t opinions, these are facts.

As a Florida State alum and self-professed Urban Meyer “hater,” I can’t think of any moment that would be sweeter than ending his 25-0 (again, assuming he beats Michigan State) start as head coach of the Buckeyes. Ending the SEC’s winning streak in title games wouldn’t even be as special as watching Meyer run 900 miles north to flee the Seminoles, only to have the ‘Noles run him down and beat his team again.

Fun fact: FSU and OSU have played three times and the Seminoles have won all three games in the series. None of those games were played in Tallahassee – two were played in Columbus, and the other was played in New Orleans in the 1998 Sugar Bowl.

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