Cincinnati Wanted Urban Meyer to Help Lobby Them Into ACC

Not surprisingly, Cincinnati is desperate to join the ACC or the Big 12. Emails obtained by the Enquirer reveal Cincinnati’s AD and president made personal appeals to every ACC school after the conference lost Maryland. They even tried to enlist Urban Meyer, a Cincinnati alum and former Notre Dame assistant, to lobby for them.

“While he is comfortable telling folks he cares deeply for UC and that he knows we are a great school, with great people and great leadership, he thinks his calls would feel contrived and that they would not have an impact,” wrote Gigi Escoe, a vice provost at UC and Meyer’s sister, to Babcock Nov. 27.

Cincinnati is begging to be another conference’s resigned choice at last call. Put a fork in the Big East. [Cincinnati.com]

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