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Urban Meyer believes the media should adjust their role

Urban Meyer made some refreshing comments today on the College Football Playbook with Jack Arute and Mike Leach.

Meyer doesn’t like the amount of negative attention the media and television networks are bringing towards college football.

Meyer said, “I think it’s the responsibility also of networks to balance it off a little bit. Maybe it’s not quite as sexy, but it’s the right thing to do.”

“Andrew Luck, that’s the poster child right now for college football. He’s the one I want my son talking about.”

“Are you kidding me? That guy (Andrew Luck) turned down the #1 overall projected pick because of architectural design. He wants to get a degree. And you tell me that’s not one of the greatest stories in college football in the last decade?”

“To say it’s all bad, I don’t think that’s fair.”

“It’s seems like they’re the ones (the leaders) not getting the recognition. It’s all the guys that make mistakes that get the air time.”

Surprisingly, Mike Leach disagreed to an extent with Meyer’s thought process, citing there’s just not new storylines yet to cover with guys like Andrew Luck.

Leach said, “I think the media is willing to cover stories like Andrew Luck, for right or wrong, I just think they’ve moved on until there’s so new material.”

Leach added, “I think everybody is waiting for new material. There’s going to be new heroes. I honestly don’t think we have the obsession with negativity (that everyone thinks).”

There is merit to Leach’s point, but all in all, there is too much negativity from the media these days.

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