Ohio State's head coach said it was the worst interview he's ever seen.
Mike Vrabel, now the head coach of the Tennessee Titans, first got into coaching in 2011. He was the linebackers coach at his alma mater, Ohio State.
At the end of that 2011 season, the Buckeyes hired Urban Meyer. So, Vrabel had to interview to retain a spot on the coaching staff.
The interview did not go well. At all.
Vrabel says Meyer told him his initial interview was the "worst thing" he's ever seen. So he did it again. And got the job. FootballScoop has the details:
“I bombed my first interview. Urban Meyer interviewed me and I bombed it. It’s an amazing and humbling story that I shared with [owner] Amy [Adams Strunk] and [GM] Jon [Robinson].”
“But Urban had faith in me, and he called me that night and said, ‘That’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen. I want you to come back tomorrow at 6 in the morning, and I want you to do it again.’ So I left the house, and went down and stayed in the office, stayed up all night, cleaned my thoughts up, got things in order, did the interview, and he hired me at Ohio State.”
Vrabel stayed at Ohio State for two seasons under Meyer. He left after the 2013 season for a linebackers coach position with the Houston Texans.
The former NFL star was in Houston for four seasons. Tennessee hired him as head coach this month.