Uraban Meyer… Gone from Florida


Florida Gators football… A program that has won 2 National Titles in the last 5 years. And a program that has been fueled by a great coach and a great recruiter. Urban Meyer started coaching back in 1986 as an assistant at Ohio State and worked his way up to becoming the head coach of Bowling Green University in 2001. From there he went down to Utah where he took the Utes to a National level and became an immediate icon in college football. From there he took over at the University of Florida where he went on to win 2 National titles and top 5 recruiting classes every year he was there. He also coached maybe the greatest player in the history of college football, Tim Tebow. Meyer and Tebow were maybe the greatest coach and QB combination that college football has ever seen. Because of this a part of me feels like the Denver Broncos (where Tebow plays) will give Urban a call and see of this combo can have success in the pro’s like they did in the college level. Urban Meyer leaving Florida is a little bit sketchy if you look in to it. Remember how Pete Carroll left USC and then the news of corruption hit the mainstream?? Well I feel that there has been something going on down in Gainesville. Whether it’s in recruiting, academics or paying its players the SEC has always been subject to breaking NCAA violations. Either way Florida will remember Urban Meyer as the greatest coach in its history who coached the greatest team the Gators have ever had. Back in 2008 the Gators won the title over Oklahoma with NFL Players (Tim Tebow,Percy Harvin,Brandon Spikes,Joe Hayden and Aaron Hernandez ) to name a few. In the bigger picture Florida is not the only school to have a vacant coaching spot. The University of Miami has a spot open and I think that there could be something very similar to Florida with violations and disorderly conduct. There is a beneficiary to this coaching mess and that school is Florida State. The Noles will get great recruits who have decommitted from Florida and Miami due to the coaching changes. Other schools like Alabama , LSU and Texas will also take full advantage of this sudden situation. One things for sure I would not want to be a Florida Gator fan right now with the Urban Era officially over the Gators will likely be put into a rebuilding stage which will be a difficult thing for a program that has been so used to being on top of the rankings in recent years. But when all is said and done Urban Meyer will always be a Florida Gator. 

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One thought on “Uraban Meyer… Gone from Florida

  1. I was out of town when you posted this – I’m sure you know Florida has already replaced Meyer. You’re so right about the SEC and NCAA violations – look at Cam Newton. Reggie Bush and USC were punished for a very similar situation.

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