Speaking with Tim Kawakami of The Athletic, Harbaugh took a shot at his former B1G rival, saying, “Urban Meyer’s had a winning record. Really phenomenal record everywhere he’s been. But also, controversy follows everywhere he’s been.”
Harbaugh is not wrong about Meyer having dealt with plenty of controversy throughout his coaching career. During his tenure at Florida, Meyer saw 31 of his players arrested in six years.
To Harbaugh’s first point, Meyer has also been tremendously successful as a coach, tallying an overall record of 187-32 as the head coach at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida, and Ohio State, and he has won three National Championships.
Controversy or not, it’s hardly surprising that universities were willing to embrace the controversy that did surround Meyer.