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“You don’t want to take your job home, (but) I guess your wife’s the one that hears a lot about it,” he said.

Urban Meyer has held two of the more closely scrutinized head coaching jobs in college football, at Florida and now at Ohio State. In 2010, he ripped a reporter during a Florida practice, drawing national headlines. The incident was videotaped, photographed and witnessed by a group of reporters and others.

For he and other coaches in such high-profile jobs, there is little if any real safe, private space, Meyer said. “I don’t believe there is any more, not in the positions we’re in. That’s just the way it is.”

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