Did y'all READ this thing? Good advice, in a rather corporate, "feel good", For-PR-Purposes sort-of-way.
Still, while you'll be doing fine, in general terms, if you apply and adhere to these "policies", there is a certain smug "We know what we're doing, you don't have to know the details"-attitude that pours off of this document. Yeah, we GET the picture, what it's "SUPPOSED" to be about ideally (as if they thought of all this first and are the only ones doing things "the right way").
Judging by the FACTS of what he actually left us with, the problem-filled seasons before that where off-field entanglements steadily mounted and eventually began costing us in the locker room, then ON THE FIELD, and the preponderance of head-cases we are STILL dealing with now, how many of you, like me, when they saw this document's title ("Recruiting Advice from Urban Meyer?!!") also thought something like, "Is that like Morality Advice from Joe Paterno?"?
Ok--that was out-of-line, I guess. THIS at least IS "just" about football--if any lives are being damaged, it's young men doing it to themselves.
You get my point here, though: Where we once may have cut Urban some slack ( a whole LOT of slack, once-upon-a-time) for this kind of self-important pontificating, given the subject and its irony in subsequent events and realities, by now it is hard not to roll your eyes a little and say to yourself, "Yeah yeah yeah...these are nice words and ideas, and everyone SHOULD follow them--but they tell us very little of what actually takes place in the REAL world--and anyway, next time maybe you should concentrate on following them and keeping your OWN house in order, Urban."
Right on, SP--I'd forgotten about this column/open letter, which says it all so well...http://bleacherreport.com/articles/959519-urban-meyer-to-ohio-state-a-letter-from-the-florida-gators
This is spot on. Block, you should read this very close before speaking on B.U.M.'s behalf. His promise means nothing to us or OSU . His word is s#1t and so is he....