Just shut up and coach.

Urban Meyer gets all uppity with the new kids on the block (h/t Team Speed Kills):

STRETCHING RULES: You may have read where Auburn used stretch limos to parade recruits around the state of Alabama. The idea was that the limos would not only appeal to the kids but get Auburn plenty of attention because of the decals on the limos.

The real question here is whether other schools will follow suit or will the NCAA enact a new rule banning their use. We’ve seen the NCAA react to excessive meals and plane trips as well as text messaging. Can this be far behind?

“I think it should,” Urban Meyer told Dooley Noted when asked if the NCAA will get involved. “We’re trying to sell graduation rates and academics and [they’re] trying the sing and dance routine.

“The Florida coaching staff will not be riding around in limos or ripping off our shirts.”

Well, la-de-effing-da.  If Gene Chizik had the pipeline to recruiting talent that Meyer enjoys, he wouldn’t have to resort to prom night transportation either.

On the other hand, I can’t argue with the shirt crack.  Wild boyz – one more reason why Florida-Tennessee retains its number one ranking on my meteor games list.  With room to spare.


Filed under Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin, Gene Chizik Is The Chiznit, Recruiting, Urban Meyer Points and Stares

12 responses to “Just shut up and coach.

  1. NRBQ

    Kudos, Bluto, for giving Dawg fans something to read on weekends.

    Forthwith, you are officially the Hardest Workin’ Man on the Interwebs.


  2. Will Q

    No doubt I will heartily enjoy see Junior get his arse handed to him by the T1000.

    Still, it would be just as enjoyable to see Monte’s supposed defensive genius totally stonewall the GPOOE and his apostles (and, of course, provide a blueprint for teams that play them later in the season).

    It’s a win-win, basically.


  3. My head says that it’s silly to think Florida is really going to pour it on Tennessee any more than usual this year just because of Kiffin’s comments. Florida wants to beat Tennessee badly every year; it’s an intradivisional rivalry in the SEC. No additional motivation necessary.

    But the more I read about Meyer’s reaction(s) to Kiffin, the more I start to think that he really does intend to hang 80 on Kiffykins. Now that‘d be Must-See TV.


  4. Savannah Mike

    The Earth will fall off of its axis if that Tampa-2 stops the UF machine.

    But oh what a sight to see.


  5. Macallanlover

    I had thought Urbie was a dead lock for “least classy” coach in the SEC, but I had no way to know TN would bring in someone of Junior’s skills. What a match of heavyweights! It is just a little humor for Urbie to try and bring Chizik into the fray, the guy has zero chance against such titans. The UT/UF game may not be interesting this year but the posturing by the two coaches in the media will surely be fascinating.


  6. kckd

    my question:

    Is Urban saying these things to get UF publicity the way Lane claims he is?


  7. Surely Mr. “We’re recruiting Tebow as a linebacker” isn’t getting self-righteous about recruiting tactics…..sorry, I forgot who we’re dealing with. All gators know is self-righteousness.


  8. Lane better do something quick, Florida’s getting all the good press!


  9. So grad rates are what they’re selling? Ok, then, what are Florida’s grad rates under Meyer?


  10. Will Q

    By the way, shouldn’t the headline read “Just shut and corch”?


  11. digidy dawg

    This is probably going to set up well for Richt. With all the pre-madonna attention whores emerging in the SEC, Richt can just lay low with less than lofty expectations & come out of nowhere & bitch slap Jr., & Cryer. I think this is how he likes it. I believe the Dawgs are flying under the radar on purpose. Either this years team is going to suprise everybody, or realy suck it up. Could go either way.