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Meyer mum on Hernandez, but lauds Tebow

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06:59 AM ET 07.02 | Urban Meyer was back in his old stomping grounds in Northern Ohio for a youth football camp on Monday, and yet the questions for him were about players hundreds of miles and a number of years removed from him. Following the camp, which was attended by 350 children in grades 1-8, Meyer met with reporters. Two questions into the eight-minute session, Meyer was asked about former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. ... "I'm not going to talk about that," Meyer said. ... But the combination of Hernandez's release and Rob Gronkowski's back injury will impact the Patriots at a key position. Could the 6-foot-3, 245-pound Tebow play tight end in the NFL? "I don't doubt Tim can do anything," said Meyer, who speaks with Tebow regularly.

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July 2, 2013  07:54 AM ET

He's a great coach, but I don't believe a word he says

July 2, 2013  07:54 AM ET

A True Tebow Man!!!!

July 2, 2013  08:12 AM ET

It would be kinda fun to watch 245 pound Tebow catch a pass and square up on a 200 pound DB. He actually runs OK.

July 2, 2013  08:16 AM ET

He lauded Tebow to 2 consecutive Nationals Championships for himself..... But couldn't develop the kid into an NFL Qb.

July 2, 2013  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It would be kinda fun to watch 245 pound Tebow catch a pass and square up on a 200 pound DB. He actually runs OK.

Derrelle Revis agrees!

July 2, 2013  08:20 AM ET

If he doesn't doubt by now that Tebow can pass, he's fooling himself.

July 2, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's a great coach, but I don't believe a word he says

No reason anyone ever should. Hernandez was not an anomaly for an Urban Meyer team. His ability to look the other way and play dumb ranks with the all time greats.

July 2, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

No reason anyone ever should. Hernandez was not an anomaly for an Urban Meyer team. His ability to look the other way and play dumb ranks with the all time greats.

But it's in his best interest to clam up about such things. Otherwise the conversation would eventually get to "how many times did you orchestrate coverups for Hernandez's misdeeds?". Last thing ol' Urban wants is a spotlight shining in that direction.

July 2, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

But it's in his best interest to clam up about such things. Otherwise the conversation would eventually get to "how many times did you orchestrate coverups for Hernandez's misdeeds?". Last thing ol' Urban wants is a spotlight shining in that direction.

And if I am an Ohio State Big Wig, I take a deep breath before I open the morning newspaper. History tells us it is just a matter of time.

July 2, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

No reason anyone ever should. Hernandez was not an anomaly for an Urban Meyer team. His ability to look the other way and play dumb ranks with the all time greats.

I think 24 former Gators under Meyer have been arrested. Can't wait to see the Buckeye's jacket.

July 2, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

And if I am an Ohio State Big Wig, I take a deep breath before I open the morning newspaper. History tells us it is just a matter of time.

With tOSU recent history, pretty certain that clock is ticking fast.

July 2, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He lauded Tebow to 2 consecutive Nationals Championships for himself..... But couldn't develop the kid into an NFL Qb.

Why would he need to? His job was to win at his level; he didn't need a pro-style QB to do it.

Besides, I'd like to see Tebow give TE a shot. Let's see what he can do there. He's a heck of an athlete with an incredible work ethic. And, the Patriots are nearing desperation, I think.

July 2, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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I think 24 former Gators under Meyer have been arrested. Can't wait to see the Buckeye's jacket.

I can't find anything that says how many individuals played for Meyer in the six years he was at Florida, but just running loose numbers it looks like he presided over a street gang. The national average is 4%. That many of us are arrested each year. Even if no one ever played a second season there (meaning 570 players total) it would come out to 4.3 percent, but obviously a lot of those people were there three or four years. So you have to figure the percentage is alarmingly high. Seems a good way to start cleaning things up everywhere would be to keep an eye on that percentage at all schools and take a close look at any team that was, say, 6+% thuggish. By the way, the NFL, as a whole, runs about 2% in the arrest category, so "National Felons League" isn't as accurate as it seems.

July 2, 2013  10:07 AM ET

"Meyer mum on Hernandez, but lauds Tebow", LMFAO!!! My mom told me years ago, "if you don't have anything nice or good, to say about someone, don't say "anything" at all!!!! :-)

July 2, 2013  10:16 AM ET

I'd still like to see him get into some tricky ****. Run, catch, pass. No matter how they do it. I expect the Pats plan to use Tebow in some capacity, if nothing else just to rub the Jests noses in it.

July 2, 2013  10:48 AM ET

Tebow at TE sqaring up and hitting defensive back sounds interesting to Tebow until he catches the ball and at that same instance a big fast Linebacker gives Tebow a shot in the ribs before bringing Tebow down or jarring ball loose for an incompletion.

July 2, 2013  10:58 AM ET

Urban Meyer was wise not to give press fodder to hound him about Hernandez. Especially if Meyer has no knowledge of the facts about the case. Meyer has more important things to worry about and that is getting ready to work on Ohio State football team ready to repeat last years performance.

July 2, 2013  11:00 AM ET

Some serious lauding there. Big time lauding!

July 2, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I think 24 former Gators under Meyer have been arrested. Can't wait to see the Buckeye's jacket.

I suspect that list is fluid and not completed.

 
July 2, 2013  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He lauded Tebow to 2 consecutive Nationals Championships for himself..... But couldn't develop the kid into an NFL Qb.

Meyer is a great Self promoter and recruiter. just like Pete Carroll.

He promoted his 2 QB's Alex Smith at Utah and Tim Tebow at Florida, both were highly touted by Meyer as great franchise QB's, and both fell on their faces in the NFL.

Just like USC has self promoted a bunch what they claimed were great college QB's and future NFL franchise QB's that have turned into duds.

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