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Coach K talks about Urban Meyer

Posted on: April 4, 2010 8:07 pm
Edited on: April 4, 2010 8:10 pm

INDIANAPOLIS  -- Mike Krzyzewski spoke Sunday at the Final Four about the advice he gave Urban Meyer last year. I linked to a story Saturday that revealed Meyer had spoken to Krzyzewski about their shared health-related issues.  Coach K said Sunday he called Meyer at the suggestion of Duke AD Kevin White shortly after the Florida coach resigned for a day in late December.

Both coaches are brothers in stress. Krzyzewski took time off in 1995 after a bad back flared up. We're still not sure what Meyer did to address stress issues that had him in deteriorating health in December. He resigned Dec. 27, only to come back the next day. Somewhere between then and now Meyer allegedly took some sort of leave of absence.

"The main thing we talked [about] is that he wasn't the only guy who, you know, that kind of stuff can happen to," Krzyzewski said. "I think it happens to a lot of people, whether you're in sports or business, and you haven't done anything wrong by feeling that way.

"The main thing I told him was not to make decisions while you're feeling that way, to feel better and then make decisions, whatever that means."

Krzyzewski said Meyer came to Duke to get a physical about a month after they talked.

"I didn't call him to tell him about press relations about a month ago, he showed me he may have his vigor back. [That] showed me he's back quicker than I thought he would ever be back."

Krzyzewski actually did call Meyer again after his rant at the Orlando Sentinel reporter.

"I said, 'You shouldn't do that,' Krzyzewski continued. "The good thing about it, he has a great athletic director, people around him. They wouldn't allow him to make that decision [resign]. In other words, they're not going to accept that at that time because they shouldn't."


Category: NCAAF
Tags: Duke, Florida

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2010 2:11 pm

Coach K talks about Urban Meyer


Once again you find a way to criticize the Gators and Urban Meyer.  When are you finally going to get off the hate parade and appreciate this guy and the program.

1. Florida has a stellar AD which is not afraid to make good decisions.  Why not give him a little credit for thinking Urban is who the rest of us think he is

2.  Urban, as accomplished as he is, is not afraid to reach out to other leaders in his profession and discuss what is going on.  Guy doesn't have too much pride to admit he needs help.  Everything you can ask for a leader in business or sports.

Instead it's just another back-handed slap to someone who has shown he is human, willing to always improve and give it 110%.  Yah, what a rotten guy, huh.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: April 6, 2010 6:35 pm

Urban Blight

On a related note: Urban Meyer then pointed his finger at Coach K and called him a bad guy.

Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2010 11:11 am

Coach K talks about Urban Meyer

Props to Coach K for trying to help a friend in trouble.  Anyone who has had the privelege of meeting this man knows he is a genuinely good person who cares much more about those around him than himself.  Simply put, The man is way past the days of proving anything to anyone.  It's all about imparting knowledge and enriching lives.  Congratulations Blue Devils!  This might be the best game I've watched since our UNLV Rebels beat you guys in 1990.

Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2010 9:42 am

Coach K talks about Urban Meyer

no, let me know if those two ever meet with rosey odonald, that would be the worst room of people in the history of rooms!!!

Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2010 11:43 pm

Coach K talks about Urban Meyer


Since: Dec 5, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2010 10:20 pm

Coach K talks about Urban Meyer

WOW..maybe coach "K" can part the Red Sea next!!!!!!!!

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2010 9:34 pm

Coach K talks about Urban Meyer

This sounds like a reason to start two or more threads about how [insert disparaging remarks here] Urban Meyer, the florida Gators and Jeremy Foley are.

Whatever man, it ain't much of a story and it just seems like a guy giving advice to another guy that went through similar stuff.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2010 9:20 pm

Coach K talks about Urban Meyer

Yeah really.....I can't stand those damn Duke players. All they do is play hard, play like a team, give 100% effort all the time, study, graduate, stay out of trouble. Those bastards!

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2010 8:32 pm

Coach K talks about Urban Meyer

Tim Tebow is invited to any conversation.

Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2010 7:37 pm

Coach K talks about Urban Meyer

Was Tim Tebow invited in this conversation?

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