Urban Meyer often brings in guest speakers to get his team prepared. And on Wednesdays, those people aren’t speaking about X’s and O’s to the Buckeyes.
Instead, Meyer had implemented “Real Life Wednesdays,” which are designed to help Ohio State players prepare for life after football. The tradition started early in Meyer’s tenure at Ohio State, and several big names from the business and financial world have shared insight with the Buckeyes.
Ohio State released a video recapping the latest set of “Real Life Wednesdays.” It show clips from various speakers, ranging from former-player-turned-analyst Robert Smith to Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert to Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase.
“Ohio State is arguably the most powerful institution in America,” Meyer says in the video. “Universities receive a lot of money, coaches get paid a lot of money, and what does a player get? … Our job is not only to make sure they get a degree, we need to give them a career.”
The video also shows clips from the Buckeyes’ job fair, which comes at the end of “Real Life Wednesdays,” and shows how Meyer’s connections helped a trio of players earn internships with one of the biggest banks on Wall Street.