Vic Fangio: Urban Meyer told me every week in the NFL is like playing Alabama

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Urban Meyer went 186-32 as a college head coach, giving him an .853 winning percentage that was the best of any in major college football coach whose career started after World War II. But in the NFL, Meyer’s winning percentage is .000.

Meyer, who fell to 0-2 as Jaguars head coach with a loss to the Broncos on Sunday, is finding that the level of competition is a whole lot higher at the next level. Broncos coach Vic Fangio said today that Meyer told him on Sunday that every game in the NFL is a tough one.

“This is the NFL. I don’t know Urban Meyer at all, really, I met him the other day, shook his hand before the game and after the game. And his comment to me was, ‘Every week is like playing Alabama in the NFL.’ That’s it. Everybody’s capable of beating everybody in this league,” Fangio said, via Troy Renck of Denver 7.

In his seven years at Ohio State, Meyer never lost more than two games in any season. With his Jaguars a 7.5-point underdog against the Cardinals, he may lose his third game of the season on Sunday.

9 responses to “Vic Fangio: Urban Meyer told me every week in the NFL is like playing Alabama

  1. Should have waited for an NFC North job.

    Could have had a couple FCS schools on the schedule.

  2. How did he not see this coming? It’s really astounding how he got into this seemingly with blinders on.

  3. Waiting for him to go 0-17, quit in shame and see the New York Post back page say “URBAN DECAY” in 150-point Font

  4. Urban will be the next on exiting by leaving a note on the players lockers!

    Bobby Petrino-esk!

    90% of college HCs don’t make it in the NFL their first try!

  5. Not a fan of any school where Urban has coached yet I think this schadenfreude is a little much. Plus, he’s lost a whole two games with a franchise that was so great last year that it earned the no. 1 pick in the draft. My word. Give the dude a break and some time.

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