Evaluating talent is a difficult task for NFL scouts and college football coaching staffs. But Urban Meyer seems to have a knack for identifying elite prospects.
The former Ohio State head coach had immense recruiting success throughout his collegiate career. That success translated to three national championships, two coming with Florida (2006, 2008) and the other coming in 2014 with the Buckeyes.
Identifying and developing talent is certainly vital to any program, collegiate or professional. But Meyer believes another component may be even more critical to a program’s success.
With the NFL Scouting Combine getting going on Thursday, Meyer tweeted an important reminder for NFL and college football teams. The former college football head coach wants programs to remember an “elite culture” is the most important component to create success.
Here’s what Meyer tweeted on Thursday:
With the combine this week, I was asked about evaluating talent. I would remind @NFL and College Football teams, even with top level strategy (Coaches and staff), as well as top level talent (athletes), if you don’t have “Elite Culture” you will end up with mediocre results. pic.twitter.com/4uUDrouZMv
— Urban Meyer (@CoachUrbanMeyer) February 27, 2020
Meyer definitely makes a valid point. The most talented player in the world can struggle to have success if he’s not surrounded by a good support system.
Overall, it’s a worthy lesson for programs and teams across the country to pay heed to.