Powering the Buckeyes’ turnaround from undisciplined to unbeaten is first-year Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s concept of juice: Who’s bringing the juice today? Who’s got the juice? Meyer uses juice to represent the relationship between hard work and production. Senior writer Pete Thamel looks at how Urban Meyer challenges his team, which cannot compete in the postseason because of NCAA sanctions, to not only maintain its surprising success, but also act as a catalyst for the Big Ten’s revival.
College Football Preview on the Tablets: Exclusive Mini-Documentary of Urban Meyer and Video Previews of SI’s Top 10Posted: August 17, 2011
The Florida Gators are No. 25 in SI’s preseason rankings after six straight years of cracking the Top 10. In each of those previous six seasons, Urban Meyer was at the helm, guiding the Gators to two national championships while building a case as the best college football coach in America. What type of coach—and what type of person—is Florida trying to replace? In a four-part mini-documentary series titled The Private World of Urban Meyer, readers on the tablet get an inside look at the former Utah and Florida coach’s life through a series of extensive interviews and exclusive footage, including family home movies.