Based on his impressive body of work, it can be argued that Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is second only to Alabama head coach Nick Saban in the world of college football. Based on reality, second is as far as Mr. Meyer is ever going to get.
Meyer won a pair of national titles at Florida in between undefeated seasons at both Utah and Ohio State in efforts that were not rewarded nationally. Saban has won four national titles (three of them at Alabama) and has one perfect season that came in 2009.
In three meetings between the greatest coaches of this generation, Saban has won the last two after losing to Meyer in the 2008 SEC championship game.
Now that Meyer is leading the Buckeyes, the chances of him facing Saban again are relatively slim.
Nonetheless, it is a matchup that college football would love to see and would benefit from greatly. If the supposed meeting ever does come to pass, Saban will likely have the clear upper hand.
Here are four reasons why.