Urban Meyer could be the most thoughtless man alive! This morning, I wrote the below with the intent of posting it tonite! What did ol’Urb do? Went and changes his mind. My gut instinct was to erase the below but I’d worked on it so why not share.
Meyer makes right decision
I’m a guy who works more than he should and tries to live my faith the best I can. I think that Urban Meyer, soon-to-be-former Florida head coach, made a GREAT decision that he’ll never regret. Reading this story in the New York Times confirmed this (Proves that God is capable of anything, if he can use the New York Times to confirm something). Meyer who has a daughter in college and two others at home said he told his family he would be leaving his job at Florida. He said that his 18-year-old daughter Nicki hugged him and said, “I get my daddy back.” In the article, he said he’d found himself emailing recruits in church. Much like Carlos Dunlap Sr. in yesterday’s post, Meyer had this quote. “I have a strong faith that there’s a reason for everything, and God has a plan for us. I just don’t know what it is.”
From my perspective, for many who worship at the altar of college football, Meyer could have taught a great lesson if we’ll be smart enough to listen and learn. Put faith first, family, then self. If not, the end might not be pretty. Many people give this concept lip service but work relentless 60 to 80 hours per week. “I love my family but I work 70 hours per week,” doesn’t necessarily add up. Meyer, known as an offensive genius, now looks even smarter to me. He didn’t do lip service. He walked away from $4 million per year. Let’s just hope we can be smart enough to slow down and make sure our priorities are straight.
If you can’t get enough on Meyer’s stepping down, go to www.MrSec.com which always has the most complete SEC coverage.
So, now Urban is going to stay on and just take a leave of absence. All I can say now is I hope he’s doing the right thing for him, his family and his faith. As fans, we have a tendency to mouth off and say stuff. This might be one of those cases where we just want to say a little prayer for Meyer and his family as they try to sort through this.
USC’s freshman starting quarterback, Matt Barkley, ended the season the way he began it, performing well as the Trojans defeated Boston College 24-13 in the Emerald Bowl. He opened the season the same way with a big win against THE Ohio State University, then lost to Washington a week later. Later in the season, they dropped games to Oregon, Stanford and UCLA in a late-season swoon USC fans are not accustomed to. It’s a season that will pay dividends for awhile for the Trojans, as the 19-year-old learned a lot. However, there were plenty of bumps and bruises for the teenager who said his faith kept him going in this Sharing the Victory article.
This Clemson running back and almost Heisman finalist (finished 6th in voting) said his faith sustains him in everything he does.
Nice story in BPSports.net about the Bears running back. It’s amazing how players of faith keep popping up out there.
Nigerian soccer star
This soccer star has a nice perspective on his Maker.