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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Pat McAfee calls Urban Meyer a ‘bum’

Urban Meyer sparked a friendly feud with Pat McAfee earlier this month when he took a shot at the former Indianapolis Colts punter for the work he has done with ESPN’s “College GameDay,” and McAfee is not willing to let it go just yet.

McAfee jumped into the Brazos River during the ESPN pregame show before the Oklahoma-Baylor game last month, and Meyer apparently was not impressed. Meyer, who works for rival network FOX as part of its “Big Noon” pregame show, said he enjoys talking about actual football rather than jumping in bodies of water.

Fast-forward to Monday, when McAfee discussed the coaching rumors surrounding Meyer during ESPN’s “Get Up.” He made sure to begin his analysis by mentioning the shot Meyer took at him and calling the three-time national champion a “bum.”

“Urban Meyer took a shot at me out of nowhere when he was doing a very small interview for somebody, so I obviously think he’s a bum strictly because of that,” McAfee said.

McAfee then said he doubts Meyer could transition to the modern NFL because the relationship between coaches and players is too different from the college level, and he certainly isn’t alone in that thinking. He said much harsher things about Meyer after Meyer took the original swipe at him.

The line about remembering things is a call back to Ohio State’s lame explanation for why Meyer lied to the media about Zach Smith. The heart complications out of nowhere and completely fine since line is an allusion to Meyer leaving Florida because of heart issues only to sign on to coach at Ohio State less than a year later.

Both McAfee and Meyer are excellent at what they do, so the feud is kind of silly. That doesn’t make it any less entertaining.


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