Urban Meyer is a prominent part of FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff, but per one reporter, he couldn’t take the heat from Michigan football fans.
Meyer is fresh off getting fired by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The timeline of his departure from the NFL is disturbing enough.
However, it does bring with it plenty of material to make fun of the former Ohio State and Florida coach, who returned to his post as FOX college football analyst this season.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Meyer wants the heat — or at least that FOX won’t let him take said heat. In Big Noon Kickoff’s visit to Ann Arbor, a classic dystopia for someone like Meyer (who coached at OSU and dominated the Wolverines for nearly a decade), FOX wouldn’t let fans take aim. At least that’s what 247 Sports Michigan reporter Alejandro Zúñiga is alleging.
FOX allegedly won’t let Michigan football fans make fun of Urban Meyer
If true, this takes away one of the best parts of college football — the ribbing.
Meyer is a prominent figure in the sport, and a polarizing one at that. If he can dish out punishment on the field, he needs to be able to take some funny commentary off of it. To censor college football fans is killing the game itself.
Thankfully, Michigan fans still found a way to be heard when Meyer was introduced on set — they booed him into oblivion.
Michigan is set to take on Maryland — another undefeated foe from the Big Ten — on FOX this afternoon. A win would be Michigan’s most impressive on the young season.
The Wolverines entered the week ranked fourth in the country.