The Ohio State head coach says it all comes back to Troy.
About a year ago, Urban Meyer welcomed his first grandchild into the world - Troy.
Troy is the son of his oldest daughter, Nicki, who is married to Ohio State graduate assistant Corey Dennis.
Meyer believes Troy will be his College Football Playoff good-luck charm this year.
When they dug into one of the more peculiar nuances of the CFP debate – LSU’s home loss to Troy – the Meyer family found a good-luck omen. “Troy,” Meyer said, a huge smile creasing his face. “Hey Nicki, it all comes back to Troy.”
That’s the name of Meyer’s grandson, the son of Nicki and Corey. (Meyer the grandpa is known as “Buddy,” a nickname derived from his late father, Bud.) Nicki immediately mentioned another cosmic twist, that this was a big weekend for Troy. He turns 1 on Monday.
The football tie to Troy University, a small school in Southeast Alabama of all places, traces back to the Trojans’ stunning 24-21 upset of LSU on Sept. 30. In the playoff argument paradigm, LSU represents Alabama’s best win. So that means that the best team Alabama beat lost to the third-best team in the Sun Belt.
That's pretty good.