Ohio State HC Urban Meyer Stuck at Sea on 'Buckeye Cruise for Cancer'

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 24, 2015

IG: @dustinfox37

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer can win a national championship with a third-string quarterback, but not even he can beat fog.

Meyer is among the 2,500 people aboard a ship for the annual Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, which raises money for the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund for cancer research and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

The cruise was scheduled to go for five days, with Monday as the final day. However, dense fog in the Port of Tampa has unexpectedly prolonged it. 

According to The Columbus Dispatch's Tim May, Meyer and the rest of the passengers are just circling around in the Gulf of Mexico, currently stuck at sea because the fog is too heavy to go into port.

It may be a bit of an unfortunate situation, but the passengers appear to be holding up fine.

"We are good. No worries," Meyer said via text to The Columbus Dispatch on Tuesday morning. "We raised upward of $2 million for The James. However, we are ready to get home."

Former Buckeyes defensive back Dustin Fox is also aboard the ship and has been using social media to provide updates:

Dustin Fox @DustinFox37

Fog has gotten worse. Still stuck at sea. I'm beginning to think we are never getting off this boat. #GoBucks

With the help of the Coast Guard, the ship is making its way to the port through the fog:

The wild ride came to an end on Tuesday night:

Urban Meyer @OSUCoachMeyer

Thanks BuckeyeNation for supporting the Cruise to beat cancer raising over $2 million!! Back on land-on way home.

[The Columbus Dispatch, Dustin Fox]


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