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

Three-time national champion coach Urban Meyer, who last coached collegiately with the Ohio State Buckeyes, claims to be done with the profession. Meyer cited the rigors of the schedule and changes around player compensation as big reasons for his decision. However, in speaking with Dan Dakich on Don’t @ Me, Urban Meyer doubled down on his disdain for popular NIL collectives, which he views as a form of cheating.

“I don’t know,” Meyer said to Dakich after being asked about the origin of collectives. “I’m not saying it’s all that way, but from my understanding, it’s a fancy word for cheating.

“When I hear that word, I kind of cringe right now, and I hear the stories behind it that they’re going to go to donors and boosters and ask for a lot of money and then decide who gets that money based on ability level. Which, I think, is 1A of the rule of NIL, you can’t do that.”

Whether Urban Meyer stays retired remains to be seen, but, it’s clear that he has a big problem with the current recruiting landscape and NIL, and it’s not as if anything will change anytime soon.

Meyer currently works for Fox Sports as an analyst on the Big Noon Kickoff crew as he’s completely out of the coaching game, so he claims.

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