Urban Meyer’s last Florida team went just 8-5. Now the remaining players from that team are prepping for all new offensive and defensive systems. So what does Meyer think of their chances this fall?
“I think Florida is going to be one of the most underrated teams to come out because I think they’re loaded.”
And that’s why you never ask an ex-coach about the team he left behind. You’ll always hear how there’s talent everywhere. Even if the last coach lost five games with — if anything — a slightly deeper version of that same roster in his final go-round.
“(If they answer questions on) the offensive line and John Brantley gets some help at receiver and their running backs stay healthy, I think they’ll be very good. Their defense is going to be outstanding with those young defensive linemen.”
We don’t disagree that Florida may turn out to the be the biggest surprise in the conference… if you can ever call Florida a “surprise.” But it shouldn’t be Meyer who’s saying that. By doing so, he’s simply upping the pressure on the guy who replaced him.
As for his future, Meyer told The Gainesville Sun that he does miss coaching “very badly” and that he’s currently in an “evaluation phase.” But he also added that it’s the right time to be “working at ESPN and watching my kids play.”