Urban Meyer praising Michigan football during offensive film session just feels strange

Former Ohio State head coach breaks down new Michigan offense

Urban Meyer breaks down the Michigan offense in its first game under Josh Gattis. (Big Ten Network/@MichiganOnBTN)
Urban Meyer breaks down the Michigan offense in its first game under Josh Gattis. (Big Ten Network/@MichiganOnBTN)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Less than a year ago, Urban Meyer was conditioning more than 100 college football players to despise the University of Michigan. On Thursday, he spent a full five minutes praising the Wolverines for their offensive scheme.

It just felt strange.

Meyer took a job as an analyst with Fox Sports after parting ways with Ohio State due to a storm of controversy that hit the program last year.

Meyer's knowledge of football is unquestioned. He's one of the best coaches in college football history.

But listening to him evaluate Michigan will never feel normal.

Meyer sat down with Big Ten Network's Gerry DiNardo to discuss Michigan's use of two quarterbacks in the opener. Starter Shea Patterson threw for 203 yards and three touchdowns while Dylan McCaffrey gained 42 yards and a touchdown on eight rushing attempts.

"If McCaffrey is one of the hardest-working, best 11, I think the coach has an obligation to get him on the field," Meyer said.

Michigan quarterback Dylan McCaffrey rushes for a touchdown during the third quarter of an NCAA football game against Middle Tennessee in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Michigan won 40-21. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

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