That’s how long one of Ohio State’s 42 self-reported secondary violations lasted, reports cleveland.com.
While on vacation, Urban Meyer got a phone call from recruit Clifton Garrett; sitting next to Meyer was Tim Tebow. When Garrett found out Tebow was nearby, he asked Meyer if he could talk to Tebow for a second to wish him good luck on the upcoming season.
Well, the conversation ended up lasting eight seconds, and made it onto Ohio State’s report of violations from the 2013 season to the NCAA.
“Upon receiving the call, Coach Meyer informed Garrett that he was on vacation and having lunch with friends and family, including Tim Tebow. Garrett asked Coach Meyer if he could wish Tebow good luck on the upcoming season. Coach Meyer handed the phone to Tebow and Garrett conversed with Tebow for approximately eight seconds. Coach Meyer stated that no recruiting conversation occurred, there was no intent to have Tebow recruit on behalf of Ohio State and he, in fact, did not recruit on behalf of Ohio State.
Coach Meyer reported that Garrett was not instructed to call by anyone from the Ohio State football staff and that neither he nor Tebow had any other communication with any other prospects during the lunch. Coach Meyer further indicated that Tebow has never spoken with any other prospective Ohio State student-athletes. Coach Meyer understands that the communication between Garrett and Tebow was an error on his part. However, he was adamant that it was a reflexive, courteous action rather than an intentional attempt to involve Tim Tebow in the recruiting process.”
What could Tebow even have possibly said in eight seconds to ever convince someone to play at Ohio State?
“Ohio State is cool.” Eight seconds right there.
I guess it did make the kid’s day…