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We need answers, Urban

Posted on: December 8, 2010 3:41 pm
You're here looking for the same thing I'm looking for: You want answers. You want to know why Urban Meyer is leaving Florida, why now, where's he going next, what does it have to do with Denver, what does it have to do with his health or his family.

Same here. I want to know all of that. Soon enough, both of us will get our wish. But until Meyer meets the media late this afternoon, there's no way to know how to react to this news from left field:

Anger that he would ditch a Florida program at its lowest moment since the Zooker was storming into frat houses?

Relief that he's leaving now, on his feet, instead of later, on a hospital gurney? Because this was a health issue?

Admiration that he would leave one of the best coaching jobs in all of football, college or pro, to be a more attentive husband and father?

Those are the three options on the table. But let me say this: If it's the first option -- if it's anger, because it appears that he's leaving for any reason related to his current job as well as his next one  -- my fury will be uncontained. That said, I bet it's the third. I bet this is all about the family. Whatever it is, we'll know soon enough.

Unless he tells us one thing today, then does something else in a few days or weeks.

He's done that before, as we all know.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Urban Meyer

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2010 8:39 am

We need answers, Urban

You really need to get your head out of Urban Meyer' really need to remove your homerism from the issue of Florida and Urban Meyer.  Urban Meyer needs UF way more than UF needs Urban Meyer.

You said it yourself...UF is one of the best football coaching jobs out there, pro or college.  The Gators will make a hire that is at least as good as the current incarnation of Urban Meyer.  Anytime folks compare your level of recent success  --or lack thereof--  to a gentleman whose name begins with "C" and ends with "huck Amato"....well you know where this is going.

Meyer stepping down now removes a lot of ugly maneuvering in a couple of years when fans and administrators alike want him gone, but his early success is considered more important than his recent success....or, again, lack thereof.  Look how much damage Bobby Bowden did to FSU for several years by NOT stepping down when everyone, including himself, knew he should.  Jimbo Fisher has his work cut out for him to turn that mess around (backing into the ACC Championship game this year notwithstanding, of is the ACC after all).

On a personal level, Meyer owes no one any explanation.  If it's personal reasons, that's all he needs to say.  If it's professional...that's between himself and his employers.  I don't say former employers only because it's being widely reported that he will remain employed by the athletic dept. in some kind of consultant position.  Sounds like a fancy way of saying "No, folks....we're not paying him the balance of his contract for him doing nothing...he's our double secret advisor to the needs and wants of the underprivleged and unfortunate student athletes".  Or some other such ridiculous title which they might assign him.

Nope.  Urban is only the most recent in a line of short time coaches who had a great deal of success in Gainesville.  He will not be the last.  When UF finds itself in the BCS Championship game with some other coach in a couple of years, everyone will be saying nearly the same thing they said a few years ago...."Steve WHO?".  Spurrier leaving was heralded as the beginning of the death spiral of UF football.  Obviously, it wasn't.

It pains me to say as I am NOT a fan of the Gators, or anything to do with Gainesville, save for the legend that is Lynyrd Skynyrd, of course.  But they're not going anywhere.  That is to say, their regular and predictable success is not going anywhere.  Hell, with the talent they pull in on name recognition alone, a decent hire could have them in the hunt for the MNC as quickly as NEXT year.

Don't sweat Urban.  Seriously.  There's nothing to sweat.

Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 3:45 am

Dallas Or Denver

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p;    Meyer is NFL bound. If Jerry Jones will trade for timmy he will go to Dallas. The biggest stage in pro football. If Jerry wont trade for timmy the meyer goes to Denver. Neither team has even talked about coaches. They are waiting to see what meyer does. Jones would love to have timmy so he could have the top selling jersey in the pros. A timmy cowbow jersey. That why Denver is starting timmy these last 3 games of the season. To see what to ask for in a trade. He didnt quit over his health. He only gets acid after a good azz cutting which started in Atlanta in December 2008 the night of the first nightmare after Saban and crew took him and timmy behind the wood shed. Nothing wrong with his heath except he cant win and he misses timmy. They will be reunited next years in the NFL.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2010 12:03 pm

We need answers, Urban

I think the real reason he's leaving is that sanctions are likely coming down soon. Who wants to make a bet that they gave Cam Newton money when he was at Florida? The SEC stinks of corruption, and Urban Meyer wanted to do a Pete Carroll before the S#*T hit the fan.

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2010 4:34 pm

We need answers, Urban

He's going to Denver.

Reason #1 -- to live in the greatest place on earth (in the the U.S.A. and the best place in the US)...  he and the family miss Utah, but there is no pro team there...  so it's Denver...  skiing and winter sports...  summer mountain recreation...

Reason #2 -- Tim Tebow

Reason #3 -- great owner, great franchise, great place to work and maybe share the load with a staff

Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2010 3:21 pm

We need answers, Urban

Leave the zooker alone is right, but come on... Urban quit on his recruits... are you kidding me?  He has a right to leave. Everytime a coach leaves they are always "turning their back on __ (insert either fans, players, AD, school, parents here)____"  Come on... you are right about Zookster- he got a bad break, but dont sandbag Urban because he wants to be a better dad and husband.

Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2010 3:18 pm

We need answers, Urban

Who is to say he truly didnt want to leave last year, but felt some loyalty to Florida- he didnt want to look like a quitter- he was scared to walk away from the game out of fear of missing out on a big part of his life.  I hope he commits to this- for his sake.  Its hard coaching- you miss out on a lot, you feel guilty for neglecting your family, it is really tough- especially in college when you are working 100 hrs a week, recruiting in the off season, etc.  This was a tough decision, the man is at a cross road in his life-  you are torn between being there for your family, and being there for Florida...and dont underestimate the stress.  The stress in coaching is overwhelming- dealing with pressure to win, crazy parents, crazy players... it piles up. So Doyel, do not trivialize what Meyer is doing... have you not gone back on a decision before - out of fear, or indecisiveness?  Meyer is in same boat- he came back this year and realized he had originally made the right choice!  Good luck Urban! If you ever want to come back to your alma mater (UC) we would love to have you.  BUt until then enjoy your kids volleyball games and baseball games, sing happy birthday and make some college visits to see your daughter at GA Tech... be a dad, and a husband, and enjoy it.

Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2010 8:57 am

We need answers, Urban

Intellectual comment there, genius

Since: May 17, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2010 9:39 pm
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Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2010 8:46 pm

We need answers, Urban

You hit the nail on the head PhinsFan.  couldn't have said it any better myself.

Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2010 8:38 pm

We need answers, Urban

Gregg Doyle, is this the same GD that put out the article about the BCS getting it right "this time"?,  I hate the Florida Gators, but mostly I hate some of their half witted posters/bloggers,  but in all honesty what business is it of anyones, (outside of the Florida Athletic Department) as to why Urban decided to resign?  He doesn't owe anyone "including the Gator fans", and sports writers an explanation.  Besides, he did say it for his his families sake.  What more do you want? A certified written document?  I don't give a royal rats behind what people think or say, If he wants to resign then it's his perfectly entitled decision to do so without having to explain a single sentence to anyone but his bosses.   

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