Off the Field: Urban and Shelley Meyer discuss life outside football

Off the Field: Urban and Shelley Meyer discuss life outside football
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PREVIEW.. COLLEEN: I HAD THE CHANCE TO SIT DOWN WITH URBAN AND SHELLEY MEYER — FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF INTERVIEW… TALKING NOT SO MUCH ABOUT THE SPORT AS ABOUT THEIR LIVES NOW THAT THEY’VE BEEN BACK HOME IN OHIO FOR A FEW YEARS.. COLLEEN: FOR EXAMPLE…. WE KNOW URBAN MEYER AS A BIG TEN FOOTBALL COACH — BUT HOW IS HE AS A FOOTBALL FATHER? SON NATE IS A SENIOR AT BISHOP WATTERSON — AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT — SHELLEY AND URBAN MEYER HAD LONG CONVERSATIONS, TRYING TO DECIDE WHETHER TO ALLOW HIM TO PLAY FOOTBALL. URBAN SAYS HE WAS SO CONCERNED ABOUT HIS SON LEARNING THE GAME SAFELY AND PROPERLY THAT HE HELPED START A FOOTBALL PROGRAM WHEN NATE WAS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL…. 13:33:58 WHAT’S IT LIKE SITIING ON THE SIDELINES IN A GAME THAT YOUR SON IS INVOLVED IN . ARE YOU SECOND GUESSING THE COACHING? NO NO, NO. THERE’S NOTING LIKE SEEING YOUR CHILD SMILE AND EXPERRIENCE SUCCESS/ BUT ITS ALSO GOOD TO SEE A LITTLE HEARTACHE OUT THERE BECAUSE FOOTBALL I THINK IS THE GREATEST SPORT OF ALL WHERE YOU GET HIT RIGHT IN THE FACE AND YOU’VE GOT TO GET UP. YOU HAVE NO CHOICE. GET UP. AND FOOTBALL TEACHES YOU TO GET UP. AND THE GOOD THING IS YOU DON’T HAVE TO GET UP BY YOURSELF, SOMEONE IS GOING TO BE THERE TO HELP YOU UP.;13:34:25 COLLEEN: NATE IS THE YOUNGEST OF THE MEYER CHILDREN AND HE WILL BE GOING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI NEXT YEAR – WHERE HE WILL PLAY BASEBALL. BOTH DAUGHTERS WERE DIVISION ONE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS. COLLEEN: TONIGHT AT ELEVEN – AFTER THE OLYMPICS – YOU WILL HEAR MUCH MORE FROM URBAN AND SHELLEY – AND MY FAVORITE QUESTION TO HIM WAS WHETHER HE PARENTS LIKE A COACH OR COACHES LIKE A PARENT. AND WHAT KIND OF A FOOTBALL ‘FAN’ IS HE? THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN THE WAY THE TWO OF THEM WATCH FOOTBALL – WE’LL HAVE THAT AT SIX. A ROARING CROWD FLOODED THE STREETS

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