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Comment 11 Aug 2016

That is an excellent analysis.  Meyer's leadership is superb primarily OFF the field.  From the way he structures his agreements with new hires (2 year promise) to the way he makes needed moves without bias (Hinton, Withers) matched up with his family investment in coaches (recruiting breaks, team dinners) and his "Head Coaching U" teaching ability shows he sets realistic expectations and supports those expectations and allows each person to decide if they want to meet them. 

I don't have an inside view of what's really happening in Meyer's office, but from what his former assistants say, Urban is going to the matt to make a guy succeed.  That's a leader.

And then he turns around and helps them get a better job with no hard feelings about the huge hole they leave. That's a friend.

Comment 11 Aug 2016

I was actually referencing something Urban said about Samuel earning the start with his practice habits.  I'm not saying that Samuel wasn't a phenomenal player.

“Just the week of practice,” coach Urban Meyer said of the reason for starting Samuel over Ezekiel Elliott, who had been the regular starter. “There is nothing quite like competition.”

And Samuel didn't start until Illinois... 

Comment 10 Aug 2016

I feel like he was setting us up for a "Don't be upset when OSU doesn't win the title" comment.