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Urban F. Meyer (THE CLOSER)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MD Buckeye, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. pianobuck46

    pianobuck46 pianobuck46

    YEAH. Florida, Florida State, Miami, USC, Xichigan and Tennessee (to name only six) should have such luck. :urban2:
     
  2. So are you guys just finding it difficult emotionally to move this to the alumni thread?
     
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  3. FlyerBuck

    FlyerBuck Semper Fidelis

    He's an assistant AD now. Seems like this is still the appropriate place (but yes).
     
  4. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    I agree.
     
  5. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    Likewise, and it's solely based on the previous expectation of having more time with him at the helm.
    I intend on crafting a letter to send to him at the Athletic Dept. Just been hard even putting words down, because I want to watch his introduction conference to remember the things that I felt then, and then to sum it up with what I've seen and, quite honestly, learned over the past seven years myself. Read his books and investigated what Tim Kight's organization has presented. Just a lot has been taken in over the past few years.
     
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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    https://1057thezone.iheart.com/featured/matt-mccoy-s-sports-blog/content/2019-01-15-urban-meyer-william-white-join-the-drive/

    Urban Meyer, William White Join "The Drive"
    posted by Matt McCoy - Just Now

    You never know how your day is going to go. My radio partner and former Buckeye quarterback Stan Jackson had arranged for OSU great William White to join us in studio on "The Drive" on 105.7, The Zone Tuesday afternoon. William, whose son Brendan was the Rose Bowl defensive MVP, heard a discussion Stan had with me a couple weeks ago. The topic was the term "student-athlete." Stan and I disagreed (as we often do). He believes the term is a bit of a sham and that many football and basketball players feel forced to go to school because it's their only avenue to achieving their ultimate dream of playing in the NFL or NBA. He also feels many athletes find majors that will just keep them eligible and not lead to a productive after football career.

    With that discussion as a back-drop, we had a surprise caller into "The Drive" to offer a different perspective. His name is Urban Meyer. William reached out to the retired Buckeye head coach, who dialed in to talk about why, at Ohio State, the term "student-athlete" is accurate, and is taken seriously. He went into great detail about the "Real Life Wednesday" program he started as coach, how the program is evolving and how it will expand to all Ohio State sports. It was a great conversation. Big thanks to Coach Meyer for calling in. If you missed it, you can check it out here.

     
  8. Trevi

    Trevi Junior

    For those interested, this is a very interesting listen. Provides a little more incite into the Real Life Wednesday program and Urban's sincere passion for it. Also provides an interesting item I had not heard before, players are "incentivized" to be in "good standing" with things like they do not get their per diem when traveling to bowl games if they are not in "good standing" (relating to their work on and off the field).
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2019
  9. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Agreed. Had heard all the stories about RLW before, but the passion I hear from Urban and the idea of taking out across the entire athletic department is awesome.

    Also, was refreshing to hear the ‘good standing’ incentive for bowl game travel. The changes in the program since 0.00 Germany incident are welcome. After all, fast (intentional) drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
     
  10. Tanner

    Tanner Senior

    Little weird to me that a school can withhold "wages" considering athletes aren't actually employees
     
  11. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    I guess that's one perspective. Another would be that if a player is not in good standing they are not included on the bowl game travel roster and they can watch from home?
     
  12. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

  13. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    I thought Urban was evil incarnate because of the ZS bull crap. Take their money Urban ..
     
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  14. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Notice that it's Fox and not the mouse. I'm really happy that he is staying within the B1G family by going with Fox. And screw the mouse.
     
  15. scarletmike

    scarletmike Researching the Magic!

    I would assume that him taking the Fox Sports gig would mean he wouldn’t be an assistant AD, which would be kind of disappointing for the department, I would think.
     
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