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Is Urban Meyer the Best Coach in College Football?

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It’s a shame that the Ohio State Buckeyes were bowl ineligible in 2012 because they could have been competing for a BCS National Championship. Many people believe that if the Buckeyes weren’t in the midst of a postseason ban, they would have been the best team in college football and given Alabama a run for their money.

Well, the season is over, and there is no possible way to tell who the best team in college football was– even though the answer was most likely Alabama as they dismantled Notre Dame in the title game.

Urban Meyer has been itching for a national title ever since he came back from retirement, and even during his retirement. The coach took a team that was 6-7 in 2011 and transformed them into a national power once again, leading them to a 12-0 season in 2012.

Is he the best coach in the country, though? Well, he had a wealth of talent on the team already, but has already assembled the best recruiting class in the Big Ten while swiping recruits from schools like Michigan State, Michigan and even Oregon.

Not many coaches can come into a new conference and dominate, just ask John L. Smith. Meyer has done just that as he has not lost a game as the head coach of the Buckeyes, and finding a way to motivate a team with no ultimate goal or reward could not be an easy task.

Meyer was easily in the discussion for top college football coach before he retired, but not many people knew just how successful he would be after he came out of retirement.

Before he was a top five coach in college football. Today he is No. 1. Yes, I said it. Urban Meyer is the best coach in college football. Sorry, Nick Saban.