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Urban Meyer shows funny side in recounting evolution of Cardale Jones

Who knew coach got jokes?

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On Monday night at an event for the United Way of Central Ohio at the Lincoln Theatre in Columbus, former Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer sat down with Buckeye legend Archie Griffin and OSU athletic director Gene Smith for a Q&A.

At one point, the conversation turned to the National Championship season of 2014 and the unfathomable ups and downs that led to two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the year Braxton Miller being injured and turning the keys over to J.T. Barrett — who went on to be the most accomplished player in B1G history — who then was injured himself and had to give way to the lovable Cardale Jones who took the team across the finish line to the title.

The story shows a different side of Meyer than many fans are used to seeing. We’ve often heard that he has a great sense of humor, but we rarely got to see it during his coaching tenure; Urbz has got legit comic timing.

But, as funny as his story is, like all good coaches, he weaves the story perfectly in order to end on a poignant lesson of what can be accomplished when you put other people before yourself.

Thanks to Lori Schmidt from 610 WTVN for capturing this incredible story.