Originally Posted by bucksfan2
Its funny, I always looked at Meyer at UF running a rogue program. He had a ton of arrest during his tenure as head coach down there. It was all glossed over because Tebow was the second coming. You heard great stories about Tebow and very little about the arrests. I was upset when Meyer allowed Dunlap to play in the SEC title game after he passed out with his foot on the break of an intersection. I think it was a move solely based upon winning and not about holding your program to higher standards.
Its ironic how things change. At OSU I always thought they held themselves to higher standards than other programs (especially in the south). They promoted how they held a higher academic standard than other football programs. There were stories about Tressel not offering a scholarship to Javon Ringer because they didn't think he would qualify. I liked looking at my Buckeyes through scarlet and grey colored glasses. I like thinking that they hold themselves to higher standards while winning as well. I like to think they don't use SEC tactics in recruiting. I like to think that they don't hire coaches that scream violation like USC did with Kiffen.
As much as I want a clean program I like winning. I am willing to give Meyer the benefit of the doubt. I want winning as well as a program handled with class. At times it becomes too much to handle. I rooted for Terelle Pryor but thought he handled himself like an idiot. I also am excited to see Carlos Dunlap play when he plays for the Bengals. Its amazing what happens when someone you thought was rogue becomes one of your own.
I didn't care for Meyer because of his smugness, but my opinion of him had a very shallow basis from the '06 NC events. Buckeyes will now get to know him better. As for judging any coach by the off field behavior of his players, I've never seen that as much of a measuring stick for a coach, not to mention the behavior is often similar to the undergraduate population as a whole, except no one cares if a Business Major is getting a DWI.