NFL news 2021: ESPN reporter Heather Dinich “tagged” by viral video of Urban Meyer
An ESPN reporter said she was “scarred” by footage of an NFL coach canooding with a blonde at an Ohio bar earlier this season.
Asked about the chances that Urban Meyer could land at Notre Dame after Brian Kelly left for LSU, an ESPN reporter said she was “scarred” by the video of the Jaguars coach canooding with a blonde at an Ohio bar earlier this season.
On ESPN Get up Mike Greenberg asked college football reporter Heather Dinich on Tuesday whether Meyer could run for South Bend.
“I don’t think that’s a good idea. I don’t, ”Dinich said.
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“Urban made his choices, and not all of them were great. Is he a good coach? Yes, he won at Ohio State. We saw some problems. We have seen videos. I am marked by these videos.
Paul Finebaum also didn’t think Meyer-to-Notre-Dame was a good idea, arguing that Fighting Irish AD Jack Swarbrick is “far too smart to make a mistake” like that.
Meyer would certainly be a questionable cultural fit to Notre Dame, which, at least outwardly, is carried with a heightened sense of virtue.
If it was just the video with the blonde in Columbus it would be one thing, but he was also suspended for three games in 2018 for mishandling the domestic assault allegations against assistant coach Zach Smith at Ohio State.
The problems off the field with his Florida teams were almost too numerous to count, but the New York Times reported that at least 31 of its players were arrested between 2005 and 2010.
The Jaguars are 2-9 in Meyer’s debut season in the NFL.
Meyer has always won at the college football level. He won two national championships in Florida and one at Ohio State, and his teams in those programs, combined with those in Utah, have won over 85% of their games. There could very well be a game for him at the college level if he folds back to the NFL – or gets fired – but Notre Dame doesn’t.
For what it’s worth, ESPN’s Michael DiRocco reported that Meyer “has no interest in taking on another varsity coaching job and remains committed to rebuilding the franchise.”
This article originally appeared on the New York Post and has been reproduced with permission