Pat Dooley did an interesting piece on Urban Meyer today (as long as you can cut through the Sister Hazel nonsense. On a side note, when I was at UF Dooley did a daily radio show that wasn't that bad. He would however on occasion talk about music. Long story short, his taste in music is horrific. There were many a time that he wondered aloud what the best Tom Petty song is. disastrous radio) .
Jon, you may not enjoy the article so much.
Perhaps my head was in the sand, but I wasn't aware of the extent that Meyer was struggling to adapt to Gainesville. I think the fact that he has found a comfort zone there is sort of a big deal for his longevity as Head Football Coach.
The most interesting part for me was the bit about the 2005 team. I would like to know what seniors "tried to implode it". According to Gatorzone.com the seniors on the 2005 team were:
Matt Kynes, Vernell Brown, Deshawn Carter, Kyle Morgan, Jarvis Herring, Todd McCullough, Shan Cimock, Bryan Royal, Jeremy Mincey, Jonathan Marvin, Mike Degory, Lance Butler, Randy Hand, Tavares Washington, Dallas Baker, Otto Graham, Jimmy Newmeyer, Markell Thompson, and Nick Flemming. The article implies that Vernell, Herring, and Mincey were boys with Meyer. We know Dallas Baker was on board. Go back to that list and eliminate all the spares, and your left with Todd MuCullough, and a group of offensive linemen (Mike Degory, Lance Butler, Jonathan Marvin, Randy Hand, Tavares Wasshington.
So one could draw the conclusion that Urban Meyer is blaming the three losses (at Bama, at LSU, and at USC) on a group of angry offensive linemen who miss their weight lifting buddy Ron Zook.
Nothing like a text message from James Bates to go play bocci to lift your spirits, eh.