Urban Meyer: Did His Rant Earn Him More Respect with His Players?

Posted by James Walker on March-26-2010 Add Comments

Don't think for one minute that Urban Meyer didn't know what he was doing when he lit up that reporter from the Orlando Sentinel .

By now, you've at least heard—if not seen the video—about Florida's head coach going off on reporter Jeremy Fowler about the article he wrote that quoted WR Deonte Thompson claiming current starting QB John Brantley was a "real" QB, compared with former QB Tim Tebow.

Some believe that Meyer was way out of line with the way he acted toward Fowler. 

Others see it as Meyer coming to the defense of Thompson.

Meyer saw it as an opportunity for a few reasons.

First, Meyer will back his players to the bitter end.  As a leader, Meyer understands the mi...

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