We don't come here to play school
Second Wiseman shared this one with me---which I hadn't heard before...
"One of the backstories that I haven't seen told before is the very close relationship between Tom Herman and Cardale Jones.
Jones' time at Ohio State was rocky at best to start--and at many times Jones contemplated transferring--and actually went into Herman's office at one point to inform him of that decision..
Now keep in mind, this was in the wake of Jones' ill-advised tweet regarding his disdain for schoolwork and Jones wasn't exactly tearing it up in the classroom.
Jones sat down and told Tom he was leaving. And Tom's response was classic.
"Cardale you have to be the smartest "dumb guy" that I've ever met in my life. You have all the tools and none of the discipline. You are smart and you like to play dumb. You love to talk about how much you hate school when you have the potential to be a great scholar. That sums up how you approach the position of QB. Its like you are afraid to be good"
Jones was clearly taken aback, as he hadn't expected a response like that from Coach Herman. So there was silence in the room for a long time.
Finally, Coach Herman leaned in and said "Cardale...you are going to stay here. You are going to be a great quarterback here. And you are going to graduate from here. And the day you graduate---I will be there waiting for you to shake your hand"
So Cardale goes on and does his thing and wins a title. Goes on to get a contract in the NFL. And most importantly will walk down the aisle this May with a diploma in his hand.
And you know who will be there waiting for him? Coach Herman---who has never forgotten his promise to him--and who is dropping everything else to make sure he is there in person...
That's just the type of guy Tom is......"
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