2016 is an election year, meaning that the nation is captivated and contemplating over who to elect as our next President of the United States, and various celebrities and pundits have endorsed who they think is the right person for the job.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is not one of those people, nor will he be. Speaking to Dave Briggs of The Toledo Blade, Meyer stated that he would not be publicizing his political thoughts, nor who he thought was the right choice for president, despite having “strong beliefs.”
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“No, my job description is very clear and that’s to coach Ohio State football and the focus is on 17 to 18 to 22-year-olds,” Meyer said. “I have strong beliefs, but I’m not going to share that with you guys. I don’t think that’s appropriate.”
Though some may be bummed that Meyer, who has become a legend in Columbus in going 50-4 with a national championship in just four seasons, won’t be publicly endorsing a candidate, he’s absolutely right. His views and his vote are his and his alone. He isn’t a politician, so there is absolutely no need for him to make his political opinion public and risk any sort of public backlash.
Simply put, Meyer’s political views are none of our business and it’s best that they stay that way.
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