Thursday, June 30, 2016
An Exhaustive Look into Urban Meyer’s Football Coaching Approach
A longtime educator, Britton Devier coached the football team at Woodmore High School and taught technology. Also an avid reader, Britton Devier particularly values Buddy Martin’s authorized 2008 biography Urban's Way: Urban Meyer, the Florida Gators, and His Plan to Win.
The book is essential reading for fans of the University of Florida and college football in general, as it explores the successful strategies of the Gators’ high-profile former coach. Throughout the 2007 season, Martin was given unprecedented access to the coaching legend. He was present for locker room speeches and listened in on coaching booth headsets. He also undertook numerous interviews with support staff and assistant coaching members, as well as star athletes such as Heisman Trophy-winner Tim Tebow.
The result is a multilayered narrative that goes beyond surface-level events and examines aspects of character that go into making a top-level coach. He also looks at pivotal strategic aspects of Meyer’s approach to the game, including his famous spread offense. Currently with the Ohio State Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and has achieved a record of 50-4 in four seasons as head coach.