Urban Meyer Jan 1, 2019; Pasadena, CA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer addresses the media at a press conference after the 2019 Rose Bowl against the Washington Huskies at the Rose Bowl. Ohio State defeated Washington 28-23. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Never one to hold his tongue when offering his opinion, newly returned Fox Sports college football analyst Urban Meyer offered his thoughts on the changing landscape of college football, specifically in regards to UCLA and USC leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten.

Meyer seems to think all these realignment shows the lack of loyalty in college football.

“There was a time where USC was on the pinnacle of college football,” he said on Urban’s Take with Tim May.“So I don’t know what the future holds, that was a little shocking, but you know there is no loyalty, this is all fight for yourself and I get it. Money makes the world go round and right now that’s what’s driving all these decisions.”

Meyer also knows that the move could help with recruiting.

“I do believe it makes a lot of sense recruiting-wise, some of these moves made no sense to me. When A&M went to the SEC and Arkansas, you just wonder why that happened, even Nebraska to a point. When you talk about college football Tim, it starts with recruiting and ends with recruiting. California has such good players, Ohio State and the Wolverines have gone into California recruiting a little bit now it kind of opens the floodgates a little bit. I’m not sure how much UCLA and USC will come out east recruiting, they will a little bit, but there’s so many players out west. I just see the Big Ten hitting California a little harder now,” Meyer said.

California is a hotbed of recruiting but so is the Midwest and South, which may also explain why USC and UCLA decided to make a huge move. Not only for the exposure and money but also to open the door to places they may not have recruited well in before.

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