Urban Meyer’s Decision: Remain a Florida Gator or Return to Notre Dame?

Posted by James Walker on November-18-2009 Add Comments

Now that Charlie Weis has most likely sealed his fate with another mediocre season, the annual rumor mill that has Urban Meyer returning to South Bend is cranking back up. 

Before the 2009 season began, Coach Meyer said point-blank that he was not going to leave Florida to take the Notre Dame job if it became available. 

Nevertheless, the talk continues, and here is my take on why it makes no sense for Meyer to leave Gainesville for South Bend.

First, Florida is in the top-five of all college football programs, and Urban Meyer has done the impossible by becoming the fan-favorite so soon after Steve Spurrier's departure.  The OBC is a beloved figure in Gator lore, but Urban Meyer is the reigning king.


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