Is coach Urban Meyer the coach Calipari of college football?

Atlanta, GA - December 8, 2016 - CFB Hall of Fame Theater: Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State University Buckeyes during the College Football Playoff Coaches Press Conference (Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images) Lexington, KY - January 28, 2017 - Rupp Arena: Coach John Calipari of the University of Kentucky Wildcats during a regular season game (Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images)

Most Ohio State fans might not appreciate the comparison between OSU head coach Urban Meyer and Kentucky basketball head coach John Calipari. However, the similarities are easily visible.

Win a ton of games, consistently have one of the top 3 recruiting classes year in and year out, reach the Final 4 (College Football Playoff), and send handfuls of players to the pros…those annually expected season accomplishments all fit both programs year in and year out. But there is something missing in that list of annual accomplishments….consistent championships.

UK hoops fans and OSU football fans all seem to forget the most important thing….winning championships!! Recruiting the best players in the country and sending them to the pros is great, but how can Calipari only have one championship in eight seasons with the Wildcats with ALL of that NBA talent? How can Urban Meyer & OSU only have one championship in five seasons with ALL of that NFL talent?

Winning recruiting battles is great and so is having one of the top recruiting classes year in and year out but if it’s not equating to winning championships, does all of that really matter? Fans get so caught up in bragging about recruiting classes and their team sending players to the pros but I thought it used to be about winning championships.

If the Buckeyes don’t win a title this season, that will be three straight seasons ending in failure. That would make it one title in six seasons. So the question is…Does winning championships even matter to Buckeye fans anymore or is it only about hearing Buckeye’s names being announced on draft night?

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