Urban Meyer FOX Sports college football analyst Urban Meyer walks along the sideline before a game between Michigan and Maryland at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. Syndication Detroit Free Press

There’s been a budding rivalry between ESPN’s College GameDay and Fox’s Big Noon Kickoff ever since the latter hit the airwaves. That rivalry got kicked up a notch on Saturday during the Michigan – Maryland game when Desmond Howard tweeted about Urban Meyer, who was spotted on the sidelines later.

Before the game started, it was reported that Fox had decreed that the Ann Arbor crowd would not be allowed to bring any Urban-related signage with them. Given the rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State, Meyer’s former school, and the many ways that Wolverines fans could have fun at his expense, it was understandable if not silly.

A lot of folks around the college football world took exception to the news, including GameDay analyst Howard, a Michigan grad, who tweeted “Where do we begin with this one.”

That’s where he left it as far as we know. Later on, a particular photo made the rounds and showcased Meyer’s reaction to a big Michigan play.

The photo, showing a jubilant Charles Woodson and seemingly dour Meyer, certainly got a lot of people talking around the college football world.

[Patrick Barron]

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Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.