I don’t feel sorry for coaches like Urban Meyer, but I have to admit they’ve certainly got some challenges to deal with these days:
A day after one of his players was arrested after allegedly firing a semiautomatic rifle into the air during a dispute, University of Florida football coach Urban Meyer said he and his staff must work harder to keep players away from guns.
“We’ve just got to do a better job,” Meyer said. “Obviously, we failed.”
I wouldn’t expect coaches to be actively concerned about banning semiautomatic weapons, even in Florida. The sad thing is that Meyer realizes now that he can’t afford that luxury:
Meyer said he comes from an era when guns weren’t so prevalent, but he said he must adjust with the times and keep his players from carrying guns.
“Every year, it changes, what the focus is,” Meyer said. “You try to put your finger in the hole, and another one just starts.”
You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Coach.