Skip to main content

Urban Meyer Believes His Grandson Is His Good-Luck Charm

Urban Meyer walking down the sideline in an Ohio State jacket.

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 25: Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts to a play in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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.

Yahoo! Sports' Pete Thamel explained why:

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.