Oddsmaker Says Meyer Is Not a Top 25 Coach

Published on 15-Aug-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Oddsmaker Says Meyer Is Not a Top 25 Coach

Oddsmaker Danny Sheridan has made his share of headlines over the past few years.

For example, Sheridan was the one who claimed he knew about a "bag man" involved in the NCAA case against Cam Newton.

Sheridan also claimed to have thousands of Twitter followers, which also turned out to be a red herring.

But what he said about Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer takes the cake.

Sheridan, who was a guest on the Paul Finebaum Show on Wednesday, claimed that Meyer is not one of the top coaches in the country. In fact he's not even close.

"He's not one of the top 25 coaches in the country. Florida was left in ruins. No way in hell he's in the top 25."

Sheridan also doesn't think much about the Buckeyes' chances if they faced Alabama.

"Ohio St playing Alabama in [a national championship] game would be like fighting an army without having any weapons."


Sheridan contended that, basically, most of Meyer's success came from his assistants. He rattled off names such as Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, who was the offensive coordinator under Meyer while at Florida, and Louisville head coach Charlie Strong, who used to be Meyer's defensive coordinator.

Sheridan might actually have a point if it wasn't for the fact that the Buckeyes went undefeated last year. Not to mention how he masterminded Utah to a Fiesta Bowl thrashing of Pittsburgh, among other accomplishments.

The handicapper's bitterness towards Meyer might be because he and Steve Spurrier were on friendlier terms while Spurrier was still the head man down in Gainesville, and apparently, that didn't carry over to the next Gator regime. Just as apparently, Sheridan hasn't gotten over his dislike for Meyer.

Danny Sheridan hasn't been relevant since comb-overs and the 1980's. And after listening to this sardonic natter, now we understand why.