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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Luke Fickell on Urban Meyer Reports: There Is a Game on Saturday and My Ass Will be There

Several reports over the last few days have said Urban Meyer has agreed to become the next head coach at Ohio State. Sports by Brooks reported last week that Meyer planned to retain current head coach Luke Fickell on his staff in Columbus. Fickell was asked about the coaching reports at his Wednesday press conference, but he was in no mood to discuss them.

“It’s not about that and I’m going to have enough respect for this football game to make sure it’s about this football game. I don’t think this is the time or the place. This is the most-historic rivalry in college football and sports in general. We’re going to talk about the football game, we’re going to stress the football game, that’s the most-important thing. I don’t care what the situation is. That’s the way we’ve talked in our offices, that’s the focus we’ve got and that’s what we’re going to continue to move forward with.”

Fickell was asked point-blank if he’s been told that any decision has been made.

“I’ve been told there’s a game at noon on Saturday, and my ass will be there.”

All these spin games are ridiculous. If Urb is going to be the next coach, what’s the harm in announcing it? They don’t want to distract the coaches and players before the Michigan game? Too late for that. I don’t know how focused the Buckeyes will be for the rivalry game, but that was such a money quote by Fickell we had to post it.

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