33 Fascinating Urban Meyer Quotes

Urban Meyer is the head football coach to the Ohio State Buckeyes. A former player himself, Meyer has achieved a legacy in winning. With almost a dozen awards under his belt, here is a look at some of the most memorable Urban Meyer quotes from his career.

“Anyone can run the option. I can run the option.”

“At the end of the day, I’m very convinced that you’re going to be judged on how you are as a husband and as a father and not on how many bowl games we won.”

“Coaches do get very nervous.”

“Elite warriors, when they accomplish their mission, they celebrate.”

“Go look at the great programs in the country; you don’t hear that. So we’ve got to change that mentality. I’m happy to say it’s changing very rapidly.”

“He hasn’t done enough. We would like to see more of a dominant [running back]. I’d like to see a 1,200- to 1,500-yard guy. We want a dominant back.”


“He’s the only one at this point.”

“I don’t like disrespecting other teams.”

“I have ignored my health for years, but recent developments have forced me to re-evaluate my priorities of faith and family.”

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved.”

“I saw today a team that wants to send the seniors out (with a victory). I saw that hunger today.”

“If he goes in to play, we want him to have everything available to him.”

“If you can raise the level of effort and performance in those around you, you are officially a leader.”

“I’m not ready to say that. I’m happy with today’s practice. I think our ones could be OK.”

“In case you’re wondering what the offense should look like, that wasn’t it.”

“It is so easy to be average. It takes a little something to be special. Why be around average?”

“It was a great day today. A lot of times you worry about attitudes. It was a great practice.”

“It was kind of a mutual agreement. I think guys want to play.”

“It’s been there, a little bit of selfishness and other issues we have had to deal with during the course of the year.”

“It’s competition. It’s putting them in environments, in situations where I want to see who the fighters are and who they guys are that are going to compete. And there will be rewards at the end of the day. Gatorade if you win. You drink out of a water hose if you lose and do some running. And that includes the coaching staff.”

“It’s going to be tough for him to be ready for that game. It’s not ruled out yet, but it’s going to be tough.”

“It’s Thursday. Get me through Friday and Saturday and I’m all right.”

“It’s unacceptable, and we have to get better at it.”

“Since then we’ve had some momentum going … It’s a critical game.”

“That just shows you how tough he is and his consistency.”

“The doctor told me he’s 80 percent today, which is very good. He was jogging today.”

“The future is bright at Ohio State.”

“Their linebackers are as good as they say.”

“They’re as talented a team as any I’ve ever coached against.”

“They’re both very serious people, and that’s the kind of guys you like to be around.”

“We still haven’t named him a backup because he hasn’t taken it yet, but he’s close.”

“Yeah, I think he’s out. He’s one of those guys that you always hope, but I think he’s out.”

“You don’t get 5 years to build a team any more. You get 2 if you’re lucky.”

Here is some insight into Urban Meyer’s thoughts on leadership and life as he discusses his new book.

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