PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
I was wondering if Tebow would ever tie himself to OSU. Heck, if his ole NFL thing doesn't work out(not looking like it) he could always join the OSU staff ;)
We've always known we're God's favorite team, but this is proof to the rest of the world.
The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.
It's nice to know that Urban and tebow's relationship was genuine. As a Florida Hater, from way back (Jan.2007) I always wondered if that frienship was played up for the cameras. Everything Urban has brought to OSU, and with the information we get about him, has put my un-informed perceptions to rest.
What do you think Tebow thought, when he got some Scarlet and Grey gear in the mail?
I bet he didn't say "what the f#ck is this sh!t".
I am thrilled that Urban is going to try and get him here for a while and around Braxton. That's been Meyer's one critique of Braxton, that he needs to be a better leader. Braxton is kind of a soft spoken guy who doesn't really show a lot of emotion. If he can just be around a guy like Tebow for a while and observe how he conducts himself and hell even watches tape of Tebow in games during his college career, Braxton could go from being a great player to being an absolutely LEGENDARY college football player.
I am definitely looking forward to seeing some responses to this from the UF fan base...Always thought Tim was god-like to UF fans, so it should be interesting to see how many condemn/ignore him for this interview. That being said, I can only imagine he's an amazing motivator and I'd take him coming to visit the squad in a heartbeat ;)
"I'm up there with Chris and Dave Pass, getting ready to broadcast that game, and that band came out of that tunnel, I was wiping tears out of my eyes and all the memories came back." ~Urban Meyer
I wonder if anyone ever told him the story with God and Bo. That one gets me every time.
^^^ha! that's not my house Bo.
I don't think, no matter how many times, you can hear that story and not smile.
Actually, it goes "That's not Woody's house, Bo. That's MY house."
It's all good.
That's what Nixon says everytime he 'accidentally' bumps into Gerry Ford.
ERMAGERD TERM TERBER!!!!
4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off
HAHAHAHAHA! Well done sir!
"Have you earned your buckeye today?"
i can't stop saying this out loud
I like football
I not only love the fact tebow's leadership may rub off on Braxton, but if Tebow gets Braxton to have his work ethic, watch out. Imagine if Braxton had the work ethic of a Tebow or Simon. Sky's the limit.
What Urban calls competitive I call obnoxious.
Maybe he'll teach Miller to yell constantly.
So that's how we are still somehow undefeated
As the good book says, "If Tebow be for us, who can be against us?"
You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy
As much as I disliked the Tebow hype machine, which was none of his doing, I'm happy he'll have some time with Braxton. It surely can't hurt.
Really none of it was his doing, you really believe that. You honestly can't believe that.
Well, he did play very well and won 2MNC's and a Heisman, so I guess he did have something to do with it. But, from my knowledge, he didn't work for espn at the time and force them to talk about him 24/7.
The things he says in the media everything, I will not get into it but it is very clear that it is calculated. He has a media machine that he drives and if you can't see that than I can't really explain it to you.
^ Seriously, I was not a fan of his when he was at Florida. It wasn't anything personal I just hated him because he was at Florida and also every other word on TV was about Teeeeboow.
It's just as hard for me to like him now as it is for him to like Ohio State ~but~ if he's gonna help Braxton in anyway I can suck it up for sure.
Johnblair made a good point. It is reassuring to see Urban's relationship with tebow is genuine. To me that validates things Urban has said concerning how he feels about some of our players now. Not just lip service.
I know there's a game saturday, and my ass will be there.
Their vocal and physical personalities seem to be so different. I hope Braxton continues to be who he is, while maturing into a vocal leader... not so much of that.. get your fans pumped up stuff
Agreed. Lead by being awesome and making ridiculous plays, be vocal when necessary.
Let me first say that I hate UF!!!!!!!
That said I have nothing but respect for Tim Tebow and how he conducts himself and walks the walk. This is the kinda kid you would want your daughter to date. By all appearences, he is a class act. Hats off to his parents.
Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University
I agree. Don't care for Tebowmania, but by all accounts I've seen, he is a good kid.
I didn't care for Coach Meyer, until a little less than a year ago.
Does anyone else see a veiled critcism of Braxton in this piece? The implication seems to be that in addition to his still-developing leadership qualities, that he does not have the off-the-field commitment that Tebow did.
I am not close enough to the program to know if there is any validity to it, but I think it is probably safe to say that he is not yet "Tebowish" (Meyer's word) in this regard. I wonder at what he might be able to do if he adds "Simonish" commitment to his ridiculous physical skills.
Let me be clear that I am not questioning/critcizing Braxton's commitment, but it is clear that some truly rare individuals take it to another level.
I don't think that it's unfair. Whatever you think about Tebow his football accomplishments in college are without reproach. Brax has a long way to go before he matches them and I think it's good if he sets those lofty goals for himself.
We only talk about Tebow's committment and his work ethic because of his accomplishments right? I think that questioning Braxton's work ethic in anyway is absolutely preposterous, Tebow was good at Florida because he was a system quaterback and he fit the mold for Meyer's system perfectly. To act as if he just gives a little more than anyone else is extremely condescending.
Well if that's the case then Brax is in the same system now with the same coach. Should we expect 1 Heisman + 2NCs as a baseline for him then, expectation-wise?
The guy was a really, really extraordinarily good COLLEGE football player ("qb"). Give him his due. I want Brax to reach that level of success and I have no problem with this relationship between him and Brax.
If he has that defense and Percy Harvin absolutely, this whole thing though about how he works so much harder than everyone else is frankly insulting to everyone else Tebow has played with. Tebow is IMO a much better fit for Meyer's system than Brax is because of his added size, one of the reasons I like Brax is because of his humility I do not want that to change.
If you get a chance, read Tebow's book. It's a really good read and sheds a lot of light on his OCD with success.
I generally steer clear of propoganda.
Those are obviously factors but AGAIN not every QB with a game breaking Defense and super athletic WR manages to achieve the level of college succes he did. Just look at his sucessors or at any of LSU's recent QBs. I'm not saying he's Jesus christ himself or anything but your blanket denial of the possibility that maybe he had an extraordinary work effort that helped him in part to his extraordinary success is just absurd (I'm sorry, winning 2 NCs + 1 Heisman no matter what team youre on qualifies as "extraordinary sucess", as in outside of the norm, as in name how many other players have done that before).
If UFM is down with Tebow mentoring Brax and telling Brax he needs to work HARDER to match Tebow's effort, then I'm behind UFM 100%.
Right, I agree he was a supremely talented college quarterback. Where we disagree is when you basically say that what he accomplished is entirely because of his work ethic. This is completely insulting to every other football player who has given his everything and more. I bet those lsu qb's worked there asses off but just didn't have it. How about Matt Leinart for an example. National titles have nothing to do with one player.
pretty soon everyone will be "Braxtoning".
Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST
I don't know exactly what it would be to "Braxton" but I do know I am not athletic enough to do it.
It has something to do witha reverse juke move so that an opposing LBs pants fall down and then you run in to the endzone.
You really need to change the screen to read THERAPIST.
I'd just like to call attention to (MYSELF) and toot my own horn by reminding everyone that I called this months ago:
This is at least the second time Tebow has said he is a fan of OSU since last November.
Honestly I heard from the guys who trained Sam Bradford, Gerald McCoy and Colt McCoy for the draft that Tebow has a huge ego and comes off as a punk. Apparently he rolled up to their training facility in an all white tux and a limo to tour the facility. Upon arriving he saw that Bradford and Gerald McCoy were working out there, and he simply told them he wouldn't work with their trainers unless they stopped training Bradford and McCoy. Total douche nozzle if you ask me. Also know one of the guys that does the psych evals for teams and their prospective draftees, he said word for word that Cam Newton was an egomaniac.
That can't be a surprise to anyone, the Newton egomania thing. His press conferences this season look like he wants to cry/go hide since he sucks and can't figure out why. It's easy to be likeable when everything is going your way.
When told OSU set school record for 50+ games this year, UFM said "That's good. We're gonna break that next year."
Mfw I get downvoted because I was at a draft party talking with people that 1) Actually trained draftees, and 2) Give them psych evals and I get downvoted because I shared their observations. People should learn when to downvote. Just because someone is actually sharing a legitimate piece of information that you disagree with doesn't mean you should downvote it willy nilly.
For reference this is the facility/are the trainers I'm talking about: http://www.athletesperformance.com/
And this is their CEO, who I met at the draft party: http://www.athletesperformance.com/about/front-office/corporate-leadership/ap-mark-verstegen.html
And here's proof they trained Sam Bradford and Gerald McCoy: http://www.athletesperformance.com/blogs/in-the-news/athletes-performance-trainee-sam-bradford-chosen-as-1-overall-pick-in-the-nfl-draft-ap.html
People are Tebow Crazy it isn't there fault really. They are just unable to see past the propaganda filled hype machine. Or how he exploits... oh nevermind.
I can't beleive that people make so many sweeping statements about persons they have never met. I, like many, disliked the tebow-mania, mostly due to the fact that I never believed he was all that great...my opinion (I know he won a lot and the proof's in the pudding). I just never saw the great talent others did.
But, I have no personal reason to dislike the guy - having never met him - as has no one else here, I'm sure.
We have an interview here, folks, that's it.
I have a hard time believing Tebow is anything besides a quality guy. No one has been scrutinized more by the media than Timmy. He's such a polarizing figure, as you can see by reading the posts, that if there were skeletons or anything else in the closet the would have been exposed long ago. Regardless of opinions, he's arguably the greatest college player to put on cleats. I'll confess, I went to the Sugar Bowl and watched him play his last collegiate game. His competitive drive and work ethic have been well documented by ESPN. If Urban brings him to tOSU to workout with Braxton, more power to him. Can you have to many quality people involved in your program. Well...No! Duh.
An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches
Love him or hate him - dude (TT) had an epic CFB career. While I agree 100% that Braxton could benefit from being around him - I also wouldn't want him to try to be him. Braxton is Braxton & if there's a way to make him a better version of Braxton - great! But the worst thing that could happen is Braxton thinking he should be like anyone else. He's an instinctual football machine - but if there is something to learn from another person (not just Tebow but anyone really) then I'm all for it!
Whew...that was hard to write as I detest UF - but that's more about the fan base then any thing having to do with the teams...
The world is full of kings & queens who'll blind your eyes & steal your dreams - it's heaven & hell - Ronnie James Dio.
He can certainly make Brax a better leader... aaand I got nothing else.
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