OSU Football coach Urban Meyers is speaking up on universities doing more for student-athletes.
Meyers is always looking for the best for his players on and off the field. That includes their football careers after college.
“I think that student-athletes have gotten the short end of the stick for many years by universities and I am guilty of it myself for many years,” he said. “A powerful university like OSU should do more than get you a degree. It should get you a career. ”
Let’s face it, only one percent of student-athletes make pro and Meyers says recruiters are not thinking about life for students once college is over.
“I would always sit and listen to them (recruiters) and thought did I really sound like them when I was recruiting,” Meyer said. “They are talking about jersey number, locker room and as a parent, you don’t care about any of that. You care about what will that school do for your kid.”
The championship winning coach also notes that parents too have to take charge of recruiting meetings.
“Typical answer is a degree, Meyer said, “and I can’t disagree with it more,” he said.
As parents, we all have dreams for our kids to go to college and get a full ride scholarship. For some children, their scholarship is around athletics, which is fine. However, like Meyers points out, students should always take advantage of getting a career that can lead to a prosperous career.
Meyers goes in depth on his concerns that high schools are forcing students to focus on one sport and more tips for parents who may be sitting with school recruiters in the future.
Fans react to OSU Win
1. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-46-30-am1 of 21
2. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-48-31-am2 of 21
3. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-48-49-am3 of 21
4. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-49-11-am4 of 21
5. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-49-43-am5 of 21
6. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-50-36-am6 of 21
7. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-50-50-am7 of 21
8. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-51-13-am8 of 21
9. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-51-24-am9 of 21
10. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-51-49-am10 of 21
11. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-52-51-am11 of 21
12. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-53-02-am12 of 21
13. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-53-21-am13 of 21
14. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-54-09-am14 of 21
15. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-54-57-am15 of 21
16. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-55-22-am16 of 21
17. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-55-39-am17 of 21
18. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-57-17-am18 of 21
19. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-57-52-am19 of 21
20. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-58-41-am20 of 21
21. screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1-08-26-am21 of 21