Urban Meyer threw some of the strongest shade of the young college football season this week when he blasted first-year coaches for blaming early struggles on the rosters they inherit.
One of the coaches Meyer called out was Tom Herman, his former Ohio State offensive coordinator. Meyer was not a fan of some postgame comments Herman made after his Texas team fell to Maryland, 51-41, last Saturday in his debut.
Herman said that he can’t “sprinkle fairy dust” and change the entire program right away in Austin.
“C’mon man. I don’t know where that came from,” Meyer said to CBS. “It’s like a new generation of excuse. [Herman] said, ‘I can’t rub pixie dust on this thing.’ He got a dose of reality. Maryland just scored 51 points on you.”
Herman got a chance to respond Thursday night, though he didn’t say much.
“I don’t have time to worry about comments made by somebody else,” Herman told reporters.
Herman’s wife, Michelle, issued a sharper response to Meyer. She tweeted Thursday night that “maybe some people just can’t properly interpret figurative language #notmensa #notaninsult #notblaming.”
— Michelle Herman (@belletjh) September 8, 2017
Meyer and his No. 2 Buckeyes will be going up against a different Big 12 first-year coach on Saturday night when they face No. 5 Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley at The Horsehoe (7:30 ET, ABC).