I’m excited to announce that I’ll be joining my good friend @TimothyKight as co-host of the Focus 3 Podcast. We’ll discuss how to build elite leadership, culture and behavior in teams and organizations.— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) July 8, 2019
Our first episode will launch this Wednesday 7/10. pic.twitter.com/GkI6001KRr
Since exiting as the Ohio State Buckeyes head coach after the Rose Bowl, Urban Meyer has kept up a busy schedule. He’s slotted as an assistant athletic director, a member of the upcoming Fox Sports college football pregame show, and is in the process of opening up a restaurant in Dublin, Ohio.
Now, another item is added to Meyer’s plate: podcaster.
Co-hosting a pod with Timothy Kight, the duo’s first episode will be about building “elite leadership, culture and behavior in teams and organizations,” according to a tweet by Meyer.
Kight founded Focus 3, a company that focuses on making teams/organizations elite. And according to the Focus 3 website, Kight has a connection to Ohio State; he briefly attended OSU before transferring to UCLA to finish his undergraduate career.
If Kight’s name doesn’t ring the bell, then his system may. Focus 3 teaches the R System, which has a formula of E+R=O. That formula (event+response=outcome) was something Meyer talked about when coaching the Buckeyes.
Even though Meyer has written books and been part of feature stories where he explains his coaching ways, this podcast may give more insight into how he won three national titles and dominated two conferences over the course of a decade and a half.
The first episode is supposed to drop on Wednesday, July 10.
Buckeyes going to Big Ten Media Days
On Monday afternoon, Ohio State announced which players will be going along with head coach Ryan Day to Chicago to represent the University at Big Ten Media Days, which will take place from July 18-19 at the Hilton Chicago.
Senior defensive end Jonathon Cooper, senior safety Jordan Fuller and senior wide receiver K.J. Hill were the selected Buckeyes, and are just three of the 43 student-athletes selected. All three Buckeyes were either named All-Big Ten or honorable mention last season.
The second day features the luncheon, which will be hosted by ESPN’s Rece Davis. Outgoing Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is scheduled to give a speech; as is Laura Farber, the Tournament of Roses president. The luncheon is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. CT/ 11 a.m. ET with an autograph session, and at around 10:50 a.m. CT, there will be group pictures of the coaches and students participating.
If you’re a fan of Big Ten football and have the ability to head to downtown Chicago for the events, I definitely suggest you do it. For the most part, media day is a relaxed environment—and one of the only times players and fans mingle around.
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