OSU Football: Why Urban Meyer Will Dominate the Big Ten Conference Very Soon

Billy GeorgeCorrespondent IIOctober 22, 2012

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 29:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts on the sideline while playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 29, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. Ohio State won the game 17-16. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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One key to the success of two-time national championship winning head coach Urban Meyer is his remarkable recruiting ability. Wherever Meyer has been, he has done an excellent job at getting stud players to come play for his football teams. That's why both his overall head coaching record (112–23), and his record in bowl games (7-1) is so impressive. 

In his first year as the head coach at Ohio State, Meyer has been nothing but a blessing to Columbus, leading the Buckeyes to more wins through just eight games than they accumulated throughout the entire 2011 season. That raises an interesting question: Is the rest of Big Ten a few steps behind Meyer and Ohio State?

Let me evaluate. 

So far in the little bit of time Urban Meyer has been the head coach at Ohio State, he has reeled in 17 really talented top-notch recruits in the 2013 class. According to every major recruiting website, Meyer has put together a top 10 recruiting class in the nation. That's pretty impressive for a guy who hasn't even been the Buckeyes head coach for a year!

These circle drills alone demonstrate the intensity he has brought to what is now a revitalized program.

We've all seen how good his team has looked through eight games. This is while Meyer is working with a group of guys that he hasn't personally recruited. Just imagine what he could accomplish after a few years of bringing in highly-touted recruits that will more adequately fit his system! 

So, if Meyer can bring in the same type of talent he brought to Florida where he won SEC and national titles, he will dominate the Big Ten Conference year in and year out. That's scary for the other teams in the conference. 

I can't wait until Buckeye nation will be uplifted by Urban domination! There's not a question about whether or not it will occur. The only question is how soon?

As always, GO BUCKS!