Urban Meyer: The Bright Light In The Midst Of Dark Reports

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Urban Meyer: The Bright Light In The Midst Of Dark Reports

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Urban Meyer: The Bright Light In The Midst Of Dark Reports


Urban Meyer received his fair share of negative publicity over the summer and early fall. But there’s so much he does that’s positive, and not just on the field.


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Who is Urban Meyer and what is the perception of him to the average person? Well, for starters he is a three-time national champion coach. To some he is a football guru, and arguably the second most accomplished coach in college football behind Nick Saban.

To others he is leader of men who has changed the lives of those he has coached through seminars such as “Real Life Wednesdays”, which helps players prepare and work through real life scenarios.

And then to his haters, he is a coach who has been accused (obviously falsely accused) of faking a heart attack to leave Florida, a coach who recruited the murderer known as Aaron Hernandez (There is no way anyone could have predicted this), and enabling accused wife-beater Zach Smith (it was found Meyer followed the correct protocol).

So who is the real Urban Meyer that many don’t see? Urban Meyer is a great family man. He is a great father. He is a great husband. He is a great football coach. He has made countless positive impacts throughout his coaching career.

Here are just a couple.

On May 16, 2018, Meyer visited Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jacob Heaberkin, who was injured in a shootout. Every Wednesday Meyer puts on a seminar for his players called “Real Life Wednesday,” that allow his players to grow stronger as individuals and as a unit, as they tackle topics such as mental health together. In 2013, Meyer began helping out a young teenager named Jacob Jarvis who lives with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by welcoming him as part of the team and allowing him to present with the team during practices and games.

But unfortunately for those outside the program, only the negative gets shared around on social media and lit up in the news. After all, the good things that go on don’t sell advertising dollars.

Urban Meyer’s legacy will forever be debated. No one will ever discount that he is one heck of a coach. However, you will have biased haters such as Paul Finebaum always attack and ridicule him as a man, and his personal legacy. To me, there should be no debate. Urban Meyer is a great man, and he’s proven this clearly throughout his life and his time as a legendary football coach.

 

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