Stranger Things Have Happened, ...

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July 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm

This blog post is the result of some feverish ideas that randomly struck me today whilst trolling on Twitter (our finest national pastime). I am NOT saying this will happen, or that I even want it to happen, but just that it has a higher likelihood of happening than anybody is willing to admit. The chain of causation is long and there is a small chance every single one of these events happen in this way, but if you look at each individually (as I will), every single event is reasonably likely to occur on its own. So, here we go then:
EVENT 1. Urban Meyer remains the coach at OSU for ~10 plus years, is extremely successful.
Let's face it, isn't this what we all want to happen anyways? We really don't want him to only stay for the duration of his first contract. We want him to become this next Woody Hayes, icon of the University type of leader. Which is great, seeing as that's increasingly rare these day. And the marriage of a highly competitive, successful coach with a well-financed, premier program like ours has the greatest percentage chance of this scenario occurring. So, not far-fetched at all.
EVENT 2. Tim Tebow has a very short NFL career (< ~5 more years left).
With his bruising style of play, the number of hits he's already taken, and the obvious lack of progress as a pocket QB, it's not hard to predict that Tebow's NFL career will not last very long, whether due to catastrophic injury or just the plain old wear and tear his body is taking.
EVENT 3. Tebow retires, but wants to stay in football.
For all the talk of his vast array of activities outside football, we've also all been bombarded with stories of his "legendary competitiveness" and how he loves footbawl so much and wants to win MORE THAN ANYBODY. Okay, great stuff and all, but what I don't get is why people, when they discuss his post-playing career, automatically assume he's just going to become a pastor or missionary or some other wonderful, low-key charity type of dude. Yes, he seems to genuinely care about these causes, but the guy also seems to me like someone who cannot walk away from the game, especially if it's what gave him his "public platform" to begin with. This, in conjunction with all the media reports fawning about what an AWESOME locker room teammate he is, means that I don't believe its far-fetched he will eventually go into coaching after his playing days are done. It gives him a way to impact people while still staying in the public eye, is more glamorous than his other options, and keeps him connected to the game and competition he does seem to really love.

EVENT 4: Urban Meyer hires Tim Tebow as an OSU Assistant Coach in the year 2018. After all, we know how Meyer keeps in close contact with all his notable former players, how he keeps a relatively tight inner circle, and how he has already hired previous QBs of his in the past to be coaches later on in their career. SO ...

Abomination? Perhaps. But more likely to happen than any of us are willing to admit.

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