With friends like Corch…

Urban Meyer describes himself as “pro-student”.  I do not think that word means what he thinks it means.

“But to say (players) can go out and get their own shoe contract and things like that,” Meyer said, “I think, ‘What would that do for this great sport, and really, what would that do for college athletics?’ ”

According to NCAA rules, coaches can have only 20 hours per week of hands-on involvement with players.

The reality is that players are expected to put in considerable time on their own, making it closer to the commitment required for a full-time job, as Northwestern’s players contended.

“A quarterback can’t play college football at a high, high level at 20 hours per week,” Meyer said. “He’s got to do it on his own. I think it’s a great rule. Players, just like coaches, can decide to be great. If they’re watching the hours, punching the clock and saying, ‘I’m done at 20 hours,’ you probably have a pretty average player.

“Coaches created that (20-hour) rule (because) if you give us 40 hours, we’ll keep them 40 hours. And they still have to take care of their academics.”

As a general rule of thumb, beware of people who drop “this great sport” homilies.  Can’t have players competing with coaches for shoe contracts, you know.

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11 responses to “With friends like Corch…

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Corch isn’t pro-anything except pro-Corch.

  2. 202dawg

    Too bad he wasn’t pro ‘not letting Aaron Hernandez shoot people’… Allegedly

    • BMac

      What’s that Aaron? You shot some punk for talkin to you’re girl at the club last night? Don’t worry… Go run some stairs and Papa Corch will handle the rest.

  3. Spike

    Whatever Corch is for.. I’m agin..

  4. fatman48

    Corch is now, and always will be an “ASS-HOLE”…

  5. 69Dawg

    Corch and The Ohio State University, a match made in Hell.

  6. 69Dawg

    As to his expectations that the playas would work over the 20 hours, he must not have gotten the memo about the fact that if your employer expects you to work overtime and will fire you for not working overtime you might be an employee. He needs to be told to keep his foot out of his mouth.