During Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s weekly call-in show, Meyer decided to take a jab at OU’s defense.
Meyer during call-in show on Indiana: "They're the best defense we've faced, and that includes Oklahoma."— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 6, 2016
Now, I’m sure this was intended as a compliment to Indiana, but that’s obviously not how Oklahoma fans and media members perceived it.
Exhibit 74 for the termination of Mike Stoops https://t.co/zDt6CdMFJF— Nate Heupel (@NateHeupel) October 6, 2016
Every OU fans reaction to Urban Meyer's comments. (I've always wanted to use this GIF). pic.twitter.com/6YYtNOJOE1— Eddie Radosevich (@Eddie_Rado) October 6, 2016
In turn, Ohio State fans didn’t see this as much of a statement.
@11W Oklahoma has a terrible defense this year... so Im not sure what to think— Fredo Dooley (@AlfredoJDooley) October 6, 2016
Even a Texas fan decided to chime in.
@11W So Texas should score 60? Of course they'll give up 70...but still.— Rusty Gustafson (@hookemrusgus) October 6, 2016
Maybe the OU defense will see this (I’m sure they already have) and use it as motivation. Then again, how much good will motivation actually do for this defense?
In short, Urban Meyer probably isn’t wrong in this instance, as Indiana actually has a decent defense this year. That comes as absolutely no comfort to OU fans, who certainly don’t want to be compared to Indiana in football.