Urban Meyer knows what it takes to be an elite college football coach. His coaching was a primary reason he was able to lead both Florida and Ohio State to national championships.
Meyer’s been keeping close track of the Buckeyes this season, and with it, the Big Ten as a whole. It’s hard not to notice how great of a story Indiana football has been this season.
The Hoosiers have emerged from the Big Ten’s basement to become a legitimate conference challenger in a matter of months, in part thanks to head coach Tom Allen. The Indiana coach has implemented a top-notch culture, helping right the ship in Bloomington.
In light of Allen’s tremendous job with the Hoosiers, Meyer has two rules for every college coach. First, “be real” with your players. Second, “always put the players first.”
“I’ve seen many, many coaches fail over the years because they’re very talented guys, but they don’t follow these two rules,” Meyer said, via Saturday Tradition. “So on page 1, if there was a coaches manual, this is what it would say…you have to be real. I’m not talking real with the media, real with the players, be who you are…and No. 2, always put the players first.”
A program’s culture is often an overlooked aspect within college football, but it’s vital for success.
Urban Meyer has been praised for his ability to connect with players and recruits, especially during his time at Florida and Ohio State.
Now, Meyer’s taken his talents to the analyst world, where he’s become must-watch television on college football Saturdays.