I think Urban has earned some deference, given his track record. But let's not completely dismiss those who think "The Grind" is more rhetoric than reality.
Yes, expectations at Ohio State have never been higher, both academically & on the gridiron.
But the only players on the roster who are to be truly commended for balancing their workload everyday are the ones who are loving fathers first, student athletes second.
Elite athletic talent always seems to lower our expectations for those individuals and that is a major disservice to the 90% of the roster that will never play on Sundays.
Buckeye Nation needs to follow Urban's lead when he makes programs like "Real Life Wednesday" mandatory for all players. We should expect those young men to handle their business in the classroom so they won't need football ten years from now when the real grind begins.