He told me I would enjoy many parts of the new job -- especially the teaching. He told me he thought I'd be good at it. But then he said, "Bob, just make sure you never forget, there's nothing like having a team...being part of a team...growing a team. When you don't have a team there will be a hole in your soul that you won't be able to fill."
I was thinking about the advice that Coach Meyer gave me when I read an article last week where someone asked Alabama football coach Nick Saban if he was at the point where he considered retirement.
He responded he had not and then said:
"I've said this before: I've been a part of a team since I was nine years old. It scares me to death to figure what it's going to be like when I'm not a part of a team.”
So for those of us that rise this morning as part of a team, let's be thankful.