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I'm certainly not making light of a serious real-world situation in which football pales in comparison, but I would LOVE to hear Urban Meyer's thoughts about Aaron Hernandez. Maybe I'm employing revisionist history here, but I seem to recall him repeatedly directly and indirectly reference Auburn/Cam Newton every time the negative- perception- of- college- football conversation started. Since he seemed to be an expert on the subject then, and given the fact that he RECRUITED AND SIGNED Aaron Hernandez at The University of Florida, I would like to gain insight into Coach Meyer's thoughts about how a culture of entitlement and inconsistent standards there may have allowed so many potential warning signs to be overlooked for an All-American under his watch. If allegations are true about these murders and his Hernandez's time at Florida, then I wonder if he'll use his large bag of stones to shield him from all the falling glass in his house... Thoughts?
"There's no doubt, we're going up."
I covered UF after Cam left. Urban never said a bad thing publicity about the kid. On the contrary he lamented the fact Cam wasn't there.
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Keith were you there when Urban called that reporter from the paper in Orlando I believe a bad guy for quoting something and told
Him that he would nit be welcome around there anymore if he kept it up and saying his guys were the top 1 of 1%
This post was edited by feedtremason 10 months ago
Agreed. Seems to me that Meyer is the one who actually gave Cam a second chance. He didn't leave Gainesville for playing time or homesickness. He screwed up and the community helped him out by not letting him twist for it. He took that act of charity and made damn good on it.
I was standing right next to him. The reporter had quoted WR Deonte Thompson saying John Brantley was a "real quarterback." ... People thought he was ripping Tebow. Meyer took offense to that.
He later apologized to the reporter.
Right. I don't remember him saying anything negative about Cam directly. I seem to remember a broadcast he did or he might have been on some panel where the discussion centered around college football's negative image in general. His tone certainly implied his negative opinion of Auburn and/or its coaching staff at that time. As stated before, I may have just remembered it that way...
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