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Meyer to coach final game at Sugar Bowl

Discussion in 'Gator Football' started by KYGATOR, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. KYGATOR

    KYGATOR Gator Fan

  2. KYGATOR

    KYGATOR Gator Fan

    Can't be good. I bet it is cancer. My prayers is already with the guy. Anyone have an address for him?
     
  3. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    Whether it's cancer or anything else, he earned a retirement. Thanks, Coach, for all you have done. Now, who is the next coach to lead us to greatness? I hear Cheeseburger Charlie is available.
     
  4. GatorGal15

    GatorGal15 VIP Member

    Wow. This is crazy. Prayers go to Urban, Shelly and the whole Meyer family. He has to do what is best for him and his family!


    I have no idea who is going to be the next coach..
     
  5. mjfan23

    mjfan23 VIP Member

    Wow. Best wishes to him and his family.


    Wonder what this does to recruiting...
     
  6. Go Bama

    Go Bama Gator Fan

    Wow!!! I really hate to hear this. I hope it's not a health issue. What a great coach he's been. Pure class act.
     
  7. JvilleJohnny

    JvilleJohnny Senior Member

    i was extremely distraught when i heard this watching the car care bowl. ONE loss and everything falls apart. I don't know what is going on... But i understand that it was a very tough decision for Meyer, and health and family are number 1, and my prayers go to him and the Meyer family. Listening to the ESPN analysts talk, they all expect UM to come back in a year or two, pending more info on his health. And i heard them throw out a few names for replacements... such as Dan Mullen, the Stoops brothers, and Kyle Whittingham (replaced Meyer at Utah). I would love to have Dan Mullen back if possible. He still has a lot of connections to UF, and it wouldn't be a big transition for the players.
     
  8. sbq80

    sbq80 VIP Member

    Leaving the 'guessing' game about why he leaving & I hope he will be fine.

    The guy who got screwed IMO is Charlie Strong.
     
  9. ArkansasGator

    ArkansasGator Gator Fan

    Prayers to the Meyer family. I am glad he is taking care of his health and not putting it off till later. We buried my 51 year old brother-in-law, because he ignored health warning signs. He kept putting the dr. visit off till another day.
    Thanks Coach Meyer for all you have done for the Gator Nation.
     
  10. GatorGal15

    GatorGal15 VIP Member

    According to OGGOA:

    Rumor:

    ESPN’s Pat Forde: Former defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, who was just recently hired as the Louisville Cardinals head coach, has only signed a term sheet with the University of Louisville and not yet a contract.
     
  11. Leakfan12

    Leakfan12 VIP Member

    This sucks because Recruiting going to take a hit (maybe) and good luck keeping the twins and others who are planning to bolt for the NFL. Depending who gets the job. I'm sure Foley can work out something with Miss St. and/or Louisville to get Strong or Mullen back. Maybe hired Tony Dungy (OK it's a longshot). Well good luck to Urban Meyer and his family on the future, like to see him stay but it's good he's listening to his health and I'm sure he'll do speaking engagements among other things.
     
  12. shandsgator8

    shandsgator8 VIP Member

    I wonder if Charlie Strong knew about this before he took the Louisville job. If he comes back to UF, I guess not?

    Wow, this is all stunning...
     
  13. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    Dan Mullen - Bringing him back would be nice, but it won't happen.
    Bob Stoops - Bobby Stoops has Gator connection. This could work.
    Kyle Whittingham - Maybe? I don't know much about his current contract.

     
  14. sbq80

    sbq80 VIP Member

    Now its the Neither school has a head coach next year Bowl, not the Sugar Bowl.
     
  15. gatorsfootball#1

    gatorsfootball#1 Gator Fan

    What do you guys think about Kerwin Bell as the next head coach?? He was John Brantley's high school coach so that would be a huge boost for him. Also is a former Gator so he knows the school and the how things work. He is coaching for Jacksonville University right now and he won the Pioneer championship this past season which is our SEC Championship. It could work. I think he would be a 3rd or 4th option behind Bob Stoops, Strong, or Mullen.
     
  16. TCU coach would be awesome
     
  17. I would like us to make an offer to Kyle Whittingham. He soundly beat 'Bama in last year's Sugar Bowl, owns an overall 5-0 bowl record and he still runs Urban's system.
     
  18. shandsgator8

    shandsgator8 VIP Member

    He and Chris Petersen at BSU would be my first two choices.
     
  19. foley_boy

    foley_boy Gator Fan

    Hey guys,
    I'm a Bama fan which probably makes ME not have many fans here...but as much as I've hated Florida for the last...well...my whole life...I have gained over the past few years a HUGE amount of respect for Urban Meyer. When they first hired him I was one of the people laughing and scoffing and saying that the spread could never work in the SEC...which I'm sure you guys heard plenty of. But he did...he made it work and has been an amazing coach and the perfect picture of class. I hate to see what I thought was a budding rivalry between Saban & Meyer end this way. I for one am sad to see the guy go...I dont care if it does make it a bit easier for the rest of the SEC...it's a sad day not just for Florida but for the whole conference. Urban Meyer is as classy as it gets and I just wanted to come to a Gator board and send ya'll best wishes from a Bama fan whose been eating his words the past few years.
     
  20. deansouthpaw

    deansouthpaw Gator Fan

    Thanks Bama fan. And as somebody that really hated Saban when he left Miami, I'm seeing that he's actually a very competitive but also classy person. I really wish, along with you, we could've seen this rivalry play out a lot more. But unfortunately, it was not meant to be.

    And I know this is my first post here (I come here to read a lot of the articles and the knowledgeable users' posts), but I have to ask, why are we sitting here begging for so and so to be our new coach? I don't doubt that Florida will get a good hire, but right now I think it's time to reflect on the 5 amazing years that Coach Meyer gave us.

    I'm not saying we shouldn't speculate as to who will be the new guns for hire, but I'm just surprised at a lot of the fans' reaction to this news. This really is terrible for Urban and his family, as this is what he wanted to do, coach football and win championships. I feel terrible for the guy and my prayers go out to him that his health will be okay.

    I'm sorry, I just didn't think the first reaction to today's news would be "Sign _____ and sign _____ for coordinator!" I really can't think of who our new coach would be yet, because as of now, I'm really saddened by this news. Urban Meyer is a great coach, and hopefully he sticks around to help this team in some shape or form. I'm really going to miss having him on the sidelines. I can't express how much I appreciate all the hard work he put into this program.

    As if this next game wasn't emotional enough...




    P.S. I can't see how Cincy doesn't get blown out of the water now.


    GATOR BAIT!
     

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