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Lulz, keep telling yourself that.....
Written in 2008, way before he even thought about Ohio.
Life is pretty good for Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer right now. His team will play for the national championship against Oklahoma next month, his job security is at an all-time high and he's got the best player in college...
Haha. You try and use the word y'all. Poser.
No where in that does he say ND is his dream job.
Four years after spurning Notre Dame to take over the Florida Gators program, Coach Urban Meyer called the Fighting Irish "still my dream job; that hasn't changed" on a South Florida radio show on Wednesday.
Did you even look at the article?
Just when Charlie Weis was starting to feel safe for the next year, Florida coach Urban Meyer goes and torpedoes his holiday shopping spree. After all, when the most successful college football coach
I did. It's not credible.
Although, if Meyer does leave OSU for ND after winning two national championships I certainly wouldn't cry about it.
I'd be forever grateful and wish him the best.
LOL is this guy seriously an employee of 247sports? I thought this network was best in the business?
"He writes this article on Meyer in April, then the Gators go 11-2 and are ranked top-5 in the country most of the season. That's one hell of a broken program."
-Must have ignored the 8-5 season UMs last year, 7-6 season WMs first year, dozens of players who left the program, locker room issues, etc. Urban HIMSELF told Pat Dooley "this program is broken."
" Clearly, there should have been something added so the average reader knew they were hearing this from a Florida alumnus. Why not add an editor's note letting everyone know that Hayes is a UF alumnus?"
-Just because the guy is a Florida alumn does not mean he sucks the programs dick like you do for OSU. Soooo many Florida alumns in the media are a little to negative on the program than us UF fans would like. Even Goldkamp predicts us to lose almost every game :-) .... Andy Staples, Jesse Palmer, etc. etc, Hayes has never written anything remotely close to being homerish. Completely unprofessional on your behalf to suggest a writer you do not even know can not write something on a coach just because he happened to graduate from a school where said coach used to coach.
"Hayes tried to say that Florida's football program is broken. He's obviously wrong."
-Does it not occur to you that maybe Muschamp fixed it, thus the 11-2 season? Are you seriously giving UM credit for this season? LOL GTFOH.
" And it was an obvious attempt to bash Urban Meyer, unfairly IMO."
-Dude get a life. Shelly has something to worry about.... I guess Urban has moved on from Screwing interns to screwing the OSU beat writers.
Also, WTF is up with you using "Y'all" all over your post. You BIG 10 yankee trying to insult an SEC board?
PS. I better get at least 15 upvotes from this post.
It's not about the Championships. I bet every UF fans is grateful for that, but his "heart problems" his lack or control, the lack of off the field discipline, the divide in the locker room, and the way he left is what aggravates UF fans.
When Muschamp took the job at Florida, he was told on several occasions by Meyer, “This program is broken.”
"Don’t believe the nonsense that Meyer lets his players run wild and creates a bunch of hooligans. There is no evidence to back that up."
If a program was truly "broken" Vince Lombardi couldn't come in and have it go 11-2 in his second year. I'm sorry if this concept is difficult for you to grasp, but your program was NEVER "broken." You won two national titles in a four-year span. Then you had two down years for your lofty standards. Then you go 11-2. What a hell of a broken program!
Talk about a spoiled fan. A team has two down years (right after winning two national titles and right before going 11-2) and he's agreeing with Matt Hayes that the Gators had a "broken program."
"Read and lock."
I think it's because Meyer went to OSU so quickly.
This post was edited by devidee 14 months ago
URBAN MEYER IS THE ONE WHO CALLED IT A BROKEN PROGAM, DUMBA**!!!! I AM AGREEING WITH HIM!
Man, you guys are hard on your former players. I actually honestly think Meyer (and Zook) produced not only a hell of a lot of NFL talent, but those guys are keeping their noses clean in the NFL for the most part. Who are all these NFL players from Florida getting busted? Joe Haden? OK, there's one, but he's not a bad guy by any means.
As for the arrests while Meyer was at Florida, isn't that commonplace among any college football program? When you have 105 players on your roster, you'll see about 5-6 arrests per year. Did Meyer have a bit more than that while at UF? Maybe, but not much more.
I just think this idea that Meyer ran some renegade program at Florida and left the Gators in shambles is a complete farce.
This post was edited by Dave Biddle 14 months ago
And lol at these Buckeyes who think Bianchi is some Gator homer. Bianchi is nothing more than an instigator who tries to drive for hits. Gator fans hate Bianchi just as much as you.
What about Hayes.
Are you going to tell us Hayes isn't a homer?
Urban Meyer made one throw-away line that "our program is broken." He was pissed off. He didn't LITERALLY MEAN THE PROGRAM WAS BROKEN (since you enjoy screaming on message boards).
Do you think he honestly meant the program was broken? Hell no. But Matt Hayes took that as fact and ran with it. Hayes made it seem like Florida's program was broken.
Cool, we can agree on that. Bianchi is a hack.
How do you know the stuff Matt was wrong? Meyer himself said it was broken. How do you know what it was or wasn't and that a 11-2 was not a product of Muschamp putting the pieces back together?
When did Geoff Vogt start writing for Bucknuts?
Again, let's say for argument's sake that Florida's football program was in fact "broken." Do you think even the greatest football coach of all time to come in to a "broken program" in the toughest conference in college football and go 11-1 in his second year?
Didn't think so.
Fact is, Florida's program was never "broken." Far from it in fact. Hayes gave zero mention to the fact that Meyer winning two national titles while at Florida would help the Gators for years. Kids grew up watching Florida dominate college football. That is going to help your program for years. Acting like Florida's program was "broken" after two mediocre seasons was short-sighted at best, fanboy BS at worst.
Also, I don't buy into the idea that Meyer's players were in trouble with the law at Florida more than at your average big-time college program. When there are 105 college kids on your team, 5-6 of them are going to get arrested per year.
Meyer won long before he got to Florida. He's won since he's left (and will win more).
Meyer was the best coach Florida has ever had. And that fact is still true today.
Here was Dave email when I asked what professional jounalist uses the term "butt-hurt"
It was a joke and was part of a quote. Adding some levity to the piece. Lighten up buddy.- Dave Biddle
The article is the joke buddy
the program being broken had much more to do with the environment our program was in that last year with Urban and the first year Muschamp was here rather than our actual records.
Urban always recruited the highly touted players no matter how big their ego's were because he was a players coach and he was confident enough in himself that he could control them. He had guys like Tebow and Spikes who not only were great football players but natural born leaders that had guys that had zero in common with them ready to run through walls for them. So those guys kept that team together.
Once they were both gone that team began falling apart and fast. Even in seniors parting shots they mentioned how the direction of the program that last year under meyer wasn't very clear to the players.
Like Luke pointed out, that '10 class that Urban recruited might have been his best on paper but was by far his worst in terms of ego's and entitlement issues.
Honestly having to deal with that '10 class would have driven most coaches to the brink of retirement
What urban did at UF we will forever be grateful for and I think that is what you OSU people are stuck on. You think we don't appreciate the good things urban brought to UF and harp on that calling us spoiled...not true in the least. But the way Urban left this program....it needed a remodeling job bad in terms of cleaning out the ego's.
When urban was on top he was the best coach in the country, but with those championships came unrealistic expectations he put on himself and made him into a coaching machine that had no off switch and his family and health suffered because of that. An hour after Urban had won his 2nd NC he went into a room and immediately started contacting recruits. The guy became obsessed with being a coach and needed to take a step back...but honestly didn't know how
I wish him all the best and am an urban fan, but even the biggest UF/Urban homer can admit that that team he fielded in his last yr was a mess. Especially when the rumors began coming out about the way the upperclassman and underclassman were divided and how there was no team unity or any team pride. Everyone was out for themselves and honestly Urban cared so much for a lot of those guys like Dunkley, Janoris etc. that I don't think he would have had the heart(no pun intended) to kick them to the curb even though thats what the team needed....to get rid of those guys who showed up to practice once or twice a week or skipped workouts and meetings because they got away with it with urban and he was right down the hall in his own office now(at the time) and if muschamp yelled at them or punished them they could just run and cry to urban.
This post was edited by GibbonsGator 14 months ago
LORD FORGIVE ME FOR THE GOON DADDY IS COMING OUT TONIGHT
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