Urban Meyer was joking when he told an Ohio coaches convention a story about Woody Hayes and a turtle.
Apparently, Meyer told the same story last year about Earle Bruce.
This year the story got legs. The Internet is a powerful, fast-moving place, and word spread. Ohio State felt like it needed to put the word out late Tuesday afternoon that what Meyer said was exaggerated.
It’s still a good story. It was still fun while it lasted.
The brief statement from an Ohio State spokesman made clear that it was a joke: “It is the same story he has told numerous times before, including last year at this same convention; only the coach he talked about last year wasn’t Coach Hayes, but Coach Bruce.”
Urban Meyer. Urban Meyer. Urban Meyer.
Get used to it, if you aren’t already. We just have to hope that, at least every once in a while, we can still get Urban unplugged.