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By Matt McCoy
After Monday's unflattering Sporting News article on Urban Meyer, the Buckeye coach received some support, via Twitter.
Former Florida receiver David Nelson of the Buffalo Bills came to Meyer's defense with a series of tweets, including the following.
"As a leader of some of those teams, Coach Meyer and did not lose the respect of his players. I think our record and his continued relationship with his players speaks for itself. Coach Meyer truly cares about his players, and I will defend his honor any day of the week."
Even Meyer's daughter Gigi tweeted: "Ohio State now has the best coach in the country. That's all I'm gonna say."
The author of the article Matt Hayes joined Joel Riley at 7:50 Tuesday morning in what turned into a contentious interview. Click here to listen to Riley/Hayes interview
Meyer will meet with reporters following Wednesday's spring practice. Should be interesting.
Arkansas fans rally in support of Petrino
When can a football coach who lied to his administration, his players, his coaches, his fans and most importantly, his wife and four kids get a rally of support? When it's Bobby Petrino at Arkansas and he wins football games.
Petrino remains on administrative leave as athletic director Jeff Long decides whether or not he should be fired. Petrino, last week, was injured in a motorcycle accident. He had a press conference two days later and told everyone he was alone and lost control. But when Petrino learned the accident report would be made public, he fessed up.
Turns out he was riding with 25-year old Jessica Dorrell, who he had just hired to be an administrative assistant. He admitted the two were having an affair and he lied to keep it quiet and 'protect his family.'
Monday night's rally, featured in this ESPN story, drew Arkansas fans worried that their coach, who has led the Razorbacks to a 21-5 record over the last two years, will be shown the door. I give them credit for being brutally honest.
"We're not condoning what he did morally," one supporter said. "We're talking about him as a football coach and he wins...he does his job great."
In other words, there would be no rally if Petrino's record the past two seasons was say...16-10.
Potential Buckeye hoops addition
According to Jeff Goodman at CBSsports.com, Ohio State is among the schools interested in 6'8 guard Rodney Hood, who starred as a freshman at Mississippi State this past season but has decided to transfer.
Bulldogs coach Rick Stansbury retired after 14 seasons, and there's been a mass exodus at MSU since. Hood was named to the all SEC freshman team, averaging 10.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
As a transfer, Hood would not be eligible until the 2013-14 season.