Just back from the South Florida Gator Gathering, an event for Alumni and Friends of the Gator Nation, where the featured guest was Urban Meyer, coach of the NATIONAL CHAMPION Florida Gators. Meyer gave a motivational talk/pep rally/state of the Gator football team address that got me totally psyched for the upcoming football season. Meyer said that UF’s absence from past SEC Championships was due to the program “going soft” after the Ol’ Ball Coach left. He vowed never to let that happen again, and promised to field “The Fastest Team in America”, as he was very enthusiastic about both his current and future crop of recruits. With so many freshman and sophmores on the team this year, I think it’s going to be hard to replicate last year’s success; but more importantly, Meyer is laying the groundwork for Florida to become a perennial contender and football powerhouse. He emphasized that he and his coaching staff are @ UF for the long term, and they believe that another National Championship is within reach during the Tebow Era. One word comes to mind when you try to describe Meyer’s persona- driven. The man exudes confidence and a winning attitude, and he’s a credit to both his profession and to the Gator Nation.
Expect more smashmouth SEC Football commentary in this space as the season draws nearer….