I’m late to the game here. Knew of Urban Meyer’s outburst at an Orlando Sentinel reporter, but hadn’t watched the exchange until tonight.
My adjective for the Florida football coach: Pathetic.
You were pathetic when you told the world you’d be taking a leave, and that you couldn’t wait to spend more time with the family.
You were pathetic when that bulls— proved false and phony.
You were pathtic when you threatened a writer, Jeremy Fowler of the Orlando Sentinel, for accurately and justly quoting one of your players.
To cite Dennis Green, you are what I thought you wereâ€”a very, very typical, cliched, holier-than-thou macho college football coach who views himself as beyond reproach. You are part of a system that takes advantage of young (mostly African-American) men by making millions upon millions of dollars off of their physicality, then providing only a (oft-subpar) college education in return. You walk with a swagger, yet what do you have to swagger about? Winning football games? Having endorsement deals? Running an offense? That’s what you’ve contributed to this world? That’s your great societal donation?
Please, do us all a favor and stick to coaching. Because guys like Jeremy Fowler are way out of your league.