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Roger Goodell did go to Austin to meet Charlie Strong


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From the official site yesterday.

Sounds like a pretty informal meet but I still like the quoteables.

"We have several coaches that we're visiting with and I can tell you this, after talking with Coach Strong, he's at the top of our list for what he stands for and how he runs his program," said Vincent. "It was refreshing to see that the basic core values were principles he firmly stood on. Hearing his thoughts makes you realize that he's a coach we need to listen to – a coach the kids listen to, follow and are impacted by. He just has always had great effect on the kids in his program. It was a great finish to an outstanding trip for us."

Uh huh.

Strong believes that it falls on collegiate programs to cultivate relationships with these young athletes and prepare them for the future by shaping their character. He conveyed this opinion to Goodell and expressed his concerns about sending players of questionable character to the National Football League.

Give it a read. Lots of good stuff in there. And then read Roger & Me.