We joke about how life begins in 1990 for the typical Gator fan, but it looks like we should include Urban Meyer in that group, too.
Meyer is being lionized for some critical comments about his former profession which he made in a radio interview the other day, but here’s the one that caught my eye:
“What I’ve seen the last five years is a complete turn in the integrity of the college coaching profession. It’s completely turned the other way. Right now, it’s not good because the risk-reward is ‘have at it, do what you’ve got to do get the great player, go win games and at the end of the day we’ll find out what happens down the road …”
A complete turn in the last five years? Obviously nobody’s taken the time to acquaint him with the track record of one of his predecessors.
And in 1995, on the NBC News program ”Dateline,” he said of his troubles at Florida (107 charges of rules violations and 59 sanctions): ”Did I violate some rules? Yes. Does that make me a cheater? If it does, yes I am. There wasn’t room for anything but winning. Nothing. Winning was the sole obsession, to a fault.”
Florida had to vacate its first SEC title because of improprieties which occurred under Pell. Funny how Corch sounds unaware of that.