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ChiTown
12-03-2004, 10:07 AM
I'm surprised....

Gator Bait (http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/120304/col_meyer.shtml)

By Gene Frenette and Michael DiRocco
The Times-Union

Utah's Urban Meyer has been offered the Florida coaching job and is expected to accept it later today, two separate sources told the Times-Union today.

Meyer's salary package is expected to be in excess of $2 million annually, one source said.

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URBAN MEYER

UTAH COACH

Age: 40.

Distance from Gainesville: Salt Lake City is 2,212 miles away.
Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley denied that the school had reached an agreement with Meyer.

"The search is in progress,'' Foley said. "The search is progressing.''

A source close to the Utah coaching situation, however, told the Times-Union that Meyer met with Foley in Salt Lake City on Thursday, and Foley offered Meyer the job then. Meyer also met with Notre Dame officials on Thursday.

A source close to the UF coaching search said he expects Meyer to take the job, but Meyer wants to tell the Utah administration and players about his plans first.

The source also said Florida aggressively pursued Meyer on Thursday because of the Notre Dame situation. The Irish fired Ty Willingham on Wednesday, and immediately targeted Meyer as his replacement.

"It [Willingham's firing] accelerated the process,'' said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "It was a wonderful opportunity to get a young coach who wants to come to Florida. Let's hope he's our coach for a long time.''

Florida made Meyer a priority over Oklahoma's Bob Stoops, who on Thursday issued his third statement that he wanted to remain with the Sooners since UF fired Ron Zook on Oct. 25, because officials were afraid they might lose out on Meyer if they invested too much time pursuing Stoops.

"We had one bullet to fire, and we were afraid if we fired it with Stoops, we might lose him [Meyer],'' the source said.

Utah (11-0) is ranked No. 6 in the latest Associated Press poll, and the Utes also are No. 6 in the BCS standings, which means they are likely headed for the Fiesta Bowl. Meyer's two-year record in Utah is 21-2, and he went 17-6 in two seasons at Bowling Green from 2001-2002.

BigChiefFan
12-03-2004, 10:12 AM
Sounds like Notre Dame shot themselves in the foot again.

DaKCMan AP
12-03-2004, 10:13 AM
woot! :-)

DaKCMan AP
12-03-2004, 10:17 AM
also on CBS Sportsline...

http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/7956954

Report: Meyer offered Gators post

Utah's (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/UT) Urban Meyer has been offered the Florida (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/FL) coaching job and is expected to accept it later Friday, the Florida Times-Union reported on its website.

Meyer's salary package is expected to be in excess of $2 million annually, one source said.

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley denied that the school had reached an agreement with Meyer.

"The search is in progress," Foley told the newspaper. "The search is progressing."

A source close to the Utah coaching situation, however, told the Times-Union that Meyer met with Foley in Salt Lake City on Thursday, and Foley offered Meyer the job then. Meyer also met with Notre Dame (http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/ND) officials on Thursday.

A source close to the UF coaching search said he expects Meyer to take the job, but Meyer wants to tell the Utah administration and players about his plans first.

the Talking Can
12-03-2004, 10:19 AM
awesome..Notre Dame is the laughing stock again

Skip Towne
12-03-2004, 10:19 AM
Bend over Notre Dame.

Braincase
12-03-2004, 10:24 AM
Bend over Notre Dame.

Notre Dame needs Greg Robinson.

KCWolfman
12-03-2004, 10:27 AM
How many more Championships does FL need to catch ND?


ND is a has-been force for some time now. I don't see it changing in the near future.

BigChiefFan
12-03-2004, 10:29 AM
Notre Dame needs Greg Robinson.
I heard Carl Peterson is a hell of a coach. He gets my vote.

ChiTown
12-03-2004, 10:35 AM
Seriously, who wants that phuggin job?

Admission standards are tough, the expectations of the fans, media and administration are unrealistic, and they aren't conference affiliated in football. Several of their black recruits are bailing right now. 3 years just isn't enough time to turn around a Program in todays CFB world. JMHO.

jspchief
12-03-2004, 10:39 AM
Man, I love to to see ND trip on their dicks.

ChiefsCountry
12-03-2004, 12:53 PM
Ahh poor Notre Dame.

tk13
12-03-2004, 01:02 PM
I guess I'm not surprised. I'm amazed more of the "talking heads" didn't mention the possibility that ND could've shot themselves in the foot because Florida wanted Urban Meyer.... now I guess they'll have to go down the list and hire George O'Leary again...

HolmeZz
12-03-2004, 01:20 PM
We deserve this.

alpha_omega
12-03-2004, 01:24 PM
Too bad for the Domers

Ultra Peanut
12-03-2004, 04:43 PM
Notre Dame is the Mississippi of Indiana.

Baby Lee
12-03-2004, 04:46 PM
Rudy, Rudy, Rudy.

No, I'm not chanting, I'm calling off the roster.

ENDelt260
12-03-2004, 04:46 PM
Psicosis makes tk13 look like Talisman.

Ultra Peanut
12-03-2004, 04:47 PM
Not the state, the school.

ENDelt260
12-03-2004, 04:48 PM
Not the man, the poster.

Ultra Peanut
12-03-2004, 04:50 PM
Give back the beef.

ENDelt260
12-03-2004, 04:51 PM
Yes, we have no bananas?

Ultra Peanut
12-03-2004, 04:53 PM
Don't you dare make insinuations like that ever again.

tk13
12-03-2004, 05:01 PM
I'm lost.

Ultra Peanut
12-03-2004, 05:05 PM
I'm lost.Where have you been, Talisman?

tk13
12-03-2004, 05:15 PM
Where have you been, Talisman?
Practicing Iowanian kung-fu, otherwise known as pork chop.