Red roundup: Sporting News says former Ute coach Urban Meyer left Florida's program 'broken'

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  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    April 11, 2012 7:45 p.m.

    If Meyer had spent more time at Utah, they would have had major issues as well. Still, even after he left Utah had 3(?) ho-hum years before breaking through again. I attribute that to Whittingham and the rest of the coaches. I believe they were able to limit any damage and put the program back on its feet pretty fast. Not sure the same will happen at Florida, but we'll see.

    Just my opinion, but something always smelled about Meyer. He inherited a good situation at Utah and did good things with it. But Whittingham probably deserves more credit for that first BSC bowl than Meyer.

  • AntelopeValleyUte Palmdale, CA
    April 10, 2012 7:14 p.m.

    You are right BC. IMO, some (if not all) powerhouse schools allows some of their popular athletes to live a prima dona lifestyle in football just to get these players to play football for their programs, and before you know it, it gets so out of control, not even one of the best coaches in college football can control it. Whether or not Urban allowed it is another thing. I appreciated and enjoyed the two years he coached at Utah. He literally put the program on the map. He wasn't able to recruit 4 or 5 star athletes, but he made use of what he had and was able to recruit, and look what happened. Coach Whit took over and ensured the program continued its competitive ways and success. Even though some Ute fans still hold a grudge and are bitter again Meyer, you gotta look at it like this...we are fortunate that Chris Hill chose Urban Meyer and not someone else. For that, 7 years later you can still feel the affects of what he began and what Coach Whitt continues to do.

  • B C Park City, UT
    April 10, 2012 5:41 p.m.

    Meyer left behind a Florida program filled with misfits who appeared on the local police blotter so often that Florida fans became numb to the constant arrests.

  • JD Tractor Iowa City, IA
    April 10, 2012 12:16 p.m.

    Bogut heading towards the ranks of broke after NBA life. Don't do it Andrew, get smart with your money before it stops coming in.