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'I remember (Urban Meyer) ripping his shirt off'



Before he was the head coach for the Florida Gators and Ohio State Buckeyes, Urban Meyer was a high school coach. MaxPreps profiles his one-year tenure at St. Xavier in Cincinnati.

One anecdote about the 21-year-old Meyer as a DB coach is making the rounds on Twitter this morning. MaxPreps' Mitch Stephens reports:

The first week of practice in a conditioning and pursuit drill, the ball was thrown to a receiver, who would sprint down the field. Defensive backs were supposed to take an angle and try to tag the receiver.

Meyer made sure the DBs were challenged. 

"I remember him ripping his shirt off and running as an offensive player," (co-captain Steve) Specht said. "He dared them to try to catch him.

"Hey, when you're 21 and in shape you can do that crap. When you're 45 like we are now, no way."

You can read the full story here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:21am]


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