Auburn fans not happy that Urban Meyer will call its game this week
ESPN has scheduled former Gators coach Urban Meyer to work this weekend's game between Auburn and Clemson. And the folks in Alabama are not happy. Birmingham News columnist Kevin Scarbinsky writes that the conflict of interest "is thicker than Joe Paterno's glasses.'' You can read the entire column by clicking here.
It is true that Meyer has had some unkind things to say about the Auburn program in the past. Many believe Meyer was working behind the scenes to dig up dirt on Auburn Heisman winner Cam Newton, although that was never proven. Also, he was the only SEC coach last December to not vote Auburn No. 1 in the final USA Today coaches' poll. He voted Auburn second behind Oregon. ESPN released a statement that said, essentially, that they have many ex-players and coaches in their broadcasting pen and, eventually, those broadcasters are going to call games involving teams they used to face.