Florida is up
- Meyer has arrived.
- "I'm the guy who didn't vote for Tebow." (He wasn't eligible.)
- "I've never been more anxious to coach a football game."
- On his expectations: "I want to get through these next two weeks. I don't look much past that. Our goals are the same in 2005 as they are in 2009: Get to Atlanta."
- "Great things happen when you have an unselfish team. That's what we have going for us right now. Our guys like University of Florida."
- On Bear Bryant: "Up north, we had Woody Hayes. I obviously followed Bear Bryant. Earl Bruce would often talk about Coach Bryant. I have (learned from Bryant's ideas), but moreso it's Woody Hayes."
- On the (alleged) need for Tebow to work under center more often: "There's a lot made of that. That concern is not coming from professional coaches. I assure you him playing under center has nothing to do with his draft status with the teams we've talked to. If it would help, we'd do that. He has earned that."
- "Not one guy calls a play at Florida." (Offensive coordinator Dan Mullen is at Mississippi State now.)
- On Jevan Snead (who de-committed from Florida to sign with Texas in 2005): "I love Jevan Snead. He has one of the great releases in college football."
- Florida returns everyone on its defensive two-deep chart. "The best thing we have going is our rotation of depth."
- Is there anything annoying about Tebow?: "You caught me off-guard here. I can't share them right now because I'm not sure what they are. I'll keep thinking about that as we move along here."
- Why are Florida-based college teams typically very good? "How have you locked it down?": "We haven't locked it down. A big reason why I think Gainesville is the best job in America, you have a lot of talent within five hours in every direction. The quality of high-school football down there (in Florida) is incredible."
THAT'S A WRAP. Next up is Florida quarterback Tim Tebow in a few minutes.