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Old 05-17-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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Default Florida coach Urban Meyer color-codes players...

Florida coach Urban Meyer has color-coded each player. The gold players have proved unlikely to have off-field or academic problems. The red players need some supervision, and scarlet players must make changes. ''It's a John Wooden approach to coaching,'' he said. ``You treat players how they deserve to be treated. If you go to class, you live right, you contribute to football, you can be treated pretty good around Florida. If you . . . don't believe in behaving the right way and going to class, it's not a pleasant place to be.''

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald...s/11650935.htm

This is an interesting and unique approach. Have you ever heard of this? I like it because it encourages players to be on good behavior and perform academically, or risk embarrassment. No one wants to be singled out as a problem.
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Old 05-17-2005, 02:11 PM   #2
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I like this. Finally, someone figures out a way to instill discipline without verbal abuse, physical confrontation, manhood challenges, and BS methods of "discipline" that do more harm than good. And of course, Meyer's record speaks for itself.
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Old 05-17-2005, 06:51 PM   #3
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I also like this. Urban Meyer is going to make Florida an exemplary example for other SEC programs (Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, etc.) that have gotten themselves into trouble. Honestly, other than Vanderbilt are there any SEC schools that haven't had a scandal in the last 20 years?
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Old 05-17-2005, 09:52 PM   #4
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Arizona State has instituted a similar policy for its football program. If a player maintains a certain GPA then he gets to put a special decal on his helmet similar to what OSU and FSU put on their helmets for big plays only the Sun Devils' players get one for good grades.
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Old 05-19-2005, 05:00 PM   #5
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Well, that's a tough titty for them. While the Coahoma Tigers located in Clarksdale,Ms is suited up like the Mississippi State Bulldogs. But let me share this with you while I'm speaking on Coahoma. They have one of Tom Lemming's top DB's in the nation in the year of 2002-2003 playing for them. Fernando Matthews is 6'2 220lbs, and runs a 4.54 in the 40 yard dash.Around signing day someone will get lucky.
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I like that Idea I think by outcasting the troubled players it may make them change there ways to be a gold player. Does anyone know if he did this at Utah?
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was up, what are yall talkin about.

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Honestly, other than Vanderbilt are there any SEC schools that haven't had a scandal in the last 20 years?
Alex, that would be three teams: LSU, South Carolina, & Arkansas.......
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Alex, that would be three teams: LSU, South Carolina, & Arkansas.......
Arkansas had some troubles while in the SWC. Maybe not in the 20 year time frame but at the very least it was in the 1980's. South Carolina had the whole Lou Holtz situation last year. While it didn't amount to much, it was still a scandal.

LSU. Ok, LSU and Vanderbilt get to be the examples of running clean programs in the SEC. More credit to LSU since they actually win games.
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The Gators situation was in 1990 and involved Galen Hall giving a player a ride to his court date & giving him some money to pay child support. Hardly a "scandal", but a violation nevertheless....
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Thing I like about Meyer's program is he has a 13 member "leadership council" of players who give thier input on discipline issues.
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