I tell you what, watching the retake on Urban Meyer’s term in Gainesville is starting to remind me of how history used to get rewritten in the old Soviet Union after one of its leaders was deposed.
Urban Meyer was certainly not a bust, winning twice as many national titles as Spurrier, but the end of his era at Florida was messy. “Toward the end of Coach Meyer’s time here, a lot of guys were out for themselves – not buying into the team concept,” explains defensive lineman Omar Hunter. “He was out for himself, so they thought the same thing.
“A lot of things were sliding,” he continues, explaining how their coach’s sudden departure, return and re-departure impacted the team. “Guys were showing up late to practice and workouts. Guys were supposed to be back on Sunday and didn’t get back until Monday. There was no discipline.”
I do look forward to the inevitable bowl game matchup between Ohio State and Florida. Assuming Corch sticks around long enough for that to happen…