Meyer calling recruits daily

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As the U.S. Army All-American game wraps up its third quarter, the broadcast team at NBC brought up an interesting point about resign/resting/still-working-18-hour-days football coach Urban Meyer.

Meyer just received a gigantic commitment from five-star defensive tackle prospect Sharrif Floyd, which shouldn’t be surprising because the recruits in San Antonio report that Meyer has been calling each of Florida’s targets each and every day, a far cry from the step back that he’s taking to tend to his health, family, and faith.

Just two weeks ago, Meyer shocked the sporting world by announcing that he’s stepping down from the head coaching job at Florida. He told the New York Times that his teenage daughter was ecstatic, proclaiming that, “I get my daddy back.”

The “sign from God that this was the right thing to do,” lasted about 24 hours, when the resignation turned into a leave-of-absence. and now the leave of absence is on hold, most likely because of recruiting.

Meyer was largely applauded for putting his health and family before his job when the decision shocked us all. Yet that commitment to his family rings pretty hollow when he’s still grinding late into the night trying to secure a recruiting class instead of worrying about the chest pains and health issues that nearly killed him. 

Arizona State hires Beau Baldwin as offensive coordinator

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
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TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State has hired former Cal Poly head coach Beau Baldwin as its next offensive coordinator.

The school announced Baldwin’s hiring of new coach Kenny Dillingham‘s staff a week after he resigned at Cal Poly.

The 50-year-old Baldwin spent three seasons as the Mustangs’ head coach, going 4-21.

Baldwin previously served as California’s offensive coordinator for three years after a nine-year stint as Eastern Washington’s head coach. He went 85-32 at Eastern Washington and won the 2010 national championship with three trips to the FCS semifinals.

Baldwin also served as Central Washington’s head coach in 2007.

Stanford QB Tanner McKee declares for NFL draft

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee is leaving school to enter the NFL draft.

McKee announced his decision on Thursday after a disappointing junior season on an overmatched Stanford team.

McKee completed 62% of his passes for 2,947 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season as Stanford went 3-9 for a second straight year.

Stanford will undergoing an overhaul with coach David Shaw stepping down after 12 seasons and several players expected to transfer.