Urban Meyer 'looking into' taking Buckeyes to Florida next spring

Meyer interested in Harbaugh's spring training strategy (0:13)

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer explains why he thinks Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh showed creativity when holding spring practice in Florida and says that he's looking into adopting this strategy for the Buckeyes next season. (0:13)

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then you can chalk one up for Jim Harbaugh when it comes to the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry.

Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer likes the idea of taking his team to Florida next year for spring practice, which would follow the precedent set by Harbaugh earlier this spring.

"I think it's creative," Meyer told WUFT-TV during the Tim Tebow Celebrity Golf Classic on Saturday in Ponte Vedra, Florida. "I'm looking into it for next year and maybe the future, too.

"It's creative, and if it's good for the players, we'll probably do it."

Meyer, who coached the Florida Gators to two national championships from 2005 to 2010, said his only concern was taking spring break away from his players.

Harbaugh and the Wolverines wrapped up four days of practices during spring break on March 5 in Bradenton, Florida. The move made him the target of criticism from commissioners and coaches, who cited increased time demands on student-athletes as well as an unspoken recruiting advantage.

"I thought it was fake outrage," Harbaugh said during an appearance on ESPN's Mike & Mike on Wednesday. "It wasn't really real. The moral high ground of the sanctity of spring break ... that's what people to choose to use as their moral stance. I thought it was fake ... I thought it was fake outrage."