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7.23.2009

Florida is up

FLORIDA COACH URBAN MEYER


  • 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.

83 Comments:

Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

ok

12:03 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

CRAP, it's bama for grant

12:04 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

watch Grant's Rivals rating go through the roof. I'm counting on Howard being a surprisingly awesome RB.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I hope Grant has the same success on a collegiate level as Emmett Smith.

12:06 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Congrats on breaking the news, THT!

Gotta think that helps us with Seastrunk and Dyer, though.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Grant will have a 5th star by February if every thing goes as it should for him this season.

Count it.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

gotta hope it does, Michael

I never did hear tidbits from Lache's interview with tigersports.com

12:08 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

Let the bammers have Grant.

Seastrunk and Dyer are where the focus should be IMO.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

That's the weakest performance in the history of HABOTN commenting.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

What the what was all that?

Anyway, thanks for the seat info, Jay G.

WTC - You trying to get me fired up aren't ya? ;-)

12:09 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

So Grant goes to UAT.

Do we get any of the RBs?

Dyer, Lattimore, Seastrunk?

12:09 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

come on Eddie. the spam-meister!

12:10 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I think Auburn will get one of those tailbacks, yes.

12:10 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Mark the day that the board has been SPAMMED!!

12:11 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

well, we couldn't have all 4 RB's.

12:11 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

wait. Tebow is on. shhhhh....

12:11 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I finally got to see Saban's turn on ESPNews and I think he did a good job. I'm sorry he just doesn't generate the hate in me like he does for all of you.

12:12 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I don't hate Saban like I hate Meyer and Kiffin. Seems like a jerk, but that is not a bad thing for a coach to be.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

eh, I'm indifferent.

12:16 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

are we talking about real hate or fake hate?

12:17 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

I can't take Kiffin seriously enough to hate him...

Auburn has had Meyer's number so I really can't hate him either...

Now St. Nick on the other hand...

12:17 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I actually respect and almost like Saban, just hate the team he coaches.

I hate Charlie Weiss.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I don't hate coaches; I hate schools. Well, at least one, anyway. I don't mind insulting coaches at schools I hate ;-)

12:21 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Goodwin is a major pickup. Yea, he we were thought to be his favorite, but this guy is probably the jewel of the class so far.

12:21 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

I don't hate the person, I just don't like shady doings that I think keep college football from being a level playing field.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

THT, we knew it was Bama for Grant. I won't worry too much bout it, he'll never play.

12:24 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Grant is a good player, but I think he did the right thing. We will get either Dyer or Seastrunk and possibly both. If so, Grant would likely end up riding the pine.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I think it makes a media person look very silly when they refer to a coach by his first name.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yep, SteveFC - Goodwin is the cream of the crop, thus far, I believe. I hope there's a lot more cream on tap.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Did Urban Meyer just have a major hit and miss with a Bear Bryant joke?

12:27 PM  
Blogger AU1N04 said...

Whiff!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Mon: So we shouldn't call them by their name?

12:29 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I didn't start paying attention until I realized he said something that didn't land and there was an awkward pause. Did anyone else hear it?

12:29 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

For all of you sick of Saban and Tebow think about this- what if Tebow had went to Alabama instead of UF? The Evil Empire was his (distant) second choice. Can you imagine a Saban/Tebow/Bama lovefest?

12:30 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

You shouldn't call them by their first name. You should call them Coach Meyer not Urban.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Nope. Ain't happening with me.

If they call me Writer Tate, then I'll call them Coach.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'll now refer to you as Blog Reader Monica.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

You may call me or them anything you like. It's a reflection you, not me.

12:32 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

Depressed..

The thought of that disgusts me.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Well, technically, I would need to use your last name to address you "properly".

That would be mighty gauche, so I'll refrain.

12:35 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Steve, I think we can get Strunk Dyer and T Reed. Matter of fact, I think we kind of already have but who knows for sure...

12:36 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Are you saying writers should say "Coach" as a sign of respect? I disagree. They ain't the writers' coach!

12:36 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I want to come back in another life as Homey The Clown. Can you address me as that?

12:38 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

If you think you have the same familiar relationship with any of those coaches as you do with me I can see you thinking that (sort of). Maybe you are on first name basis with those coaches. I don't know. I haven't heard any of these coaches call any writer by his name, but I've only seen two of the coaches.

To make it easier for you, you may just call me Goddess.

12:38 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Just call me for supper first, last or your highness will do

12:39 PM  
Blogger schofunk said...

I thing T Reed is leaning to LSU and Seastrunk may just join him. If any of that talk about them playing together comes true, I think it'll be in Baton Rouge.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Writer Tate... I like that!

Y'all can just call me Blog 'Tard

12:39 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

schofunk, I don't know who the funk you are, but you may be spot on in that prophesy

12:40 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Writer Tate, has today been better or worse than yesterday, from a content perspective?

12:41 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Surely there was someone else that didn't name Tebow other than coach Myer to stir up so much stink. He can not vote for Tebow.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

schofunk- Thanks for spreading your love. I believe, and most recruiting experts, believe that Reed is leaning to Auburn. Seastrunk is past leaning, he has just about fell. Thanks for trying to stir the pot, but I believe you need to get chat with your friend Salsa Shark.

12:42 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Monica, you made the front page quote!

12:42 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Im just sayin, if someone says someone is an extremely high %, then there is a reason for that. Seastrunk has been high on us for the whole haul now, ever since LUper got here anyways.

12:43 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Thanks Eddie, thats about all I can say also.

12:44 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I'll be honest: I'll believe Seastrunk or Dyer when I see it. Unfortunately, it might come down to how the team does this fall...

12:44 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Blog Reader Sean, I think content has been 535% better today. Yes. I'm grateful!

12:46 PM  
Blogger Goddess said...

'Bout time Writer Tate showed some good taste with that front page quote.

12:46 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

Is shofunk and bamascum the same thing. Speakup shofunk show your colors.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Urban Meyer opened his presentation today, just moments ago, by discussing Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun.

"Pat Dooley told me to say it," he said.

12:47 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

Urban needs a geography lesson...

12:48 PM  
Blogger michael said...

"Not one guy calls a play at Florida." (Offensive coordinator Dan Mullen is at Mississippi State now.)

That must be confusing. I wonder how much play clock is eaten when two guys start to call a play at the same time, and then you have them saying, "Oh pardon me, you go ahead," "Oh no, I must insist that you call the play," "oh, I called the last couple, you are certainly due for a play." All Tebow can do is stand there and do his "GET ON YOUR FEET, CROWD!" arm motioning.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Doesn't Urban ok everything thru Pat Dooley?

12:49 PM  
Blogger schofunk said...

I'm new to posting here but I am Auburn to the core. I feel like if they play together it'll be at LSU but hey, it's late July and these are 17 year old kids!

12:50 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

I don't want to misspeak here, but I think Jay has mentioned that Dyer was a very strong possibility to sign with Auburn. Not sure if that meant he thought Dyer would be the only RB out of that group to sign with AU or not.

12:51 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Hey, I want "Come on Pops" on the front page dangit...can you quote yourself?

12:52 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Hey, THT has a retroactive first post, just like we will be retroactive 2004 National Champs once USC finally gets pegged with all those violations!

12:52 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

LMAO, thanks Michael.

"All Tebow can do is stand there and do his "GET ON YOUR FEET, CROWD!" arm motioning.

12:52 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Can we seriously stop calling people with negative outlooks for Auburn "bammers"?

12:53 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

My apologies shofunk. Your statement may well be true. Just didn't know who you were.

12:53 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

"The best thing we have going is our rotation of depth."

I want the head coach of my favorite team to be able to make that statement.

12:53 PM  
Blogger schofunk said...

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12:53 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

EZ, 'pops' was a funny quote.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Who called who a bammer?

12:56 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

"It wasn't me."

12:58 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Thanks Writer Tate. That sounds weird.

12:58 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

No Michael, we can't. They hate it.

1:00 PM  
Blogger schofunk said...

Eddie, I'd love for them to come to AU as much as anyone. But you and the experts can be just as wrong as anyone. I'm not stirring anything my friend.

1:00 PM  
Blogger schofunk said...

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1:01 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

THTjr claims I'm not a true AU fan sometimes when I get all pessymystic. Of course, he's wrong. Expecting AU to win and then they don't takes many, many years off my life, not to mention ripping my heart clean out of my chest. So it's healthier to have a less shiny outlook.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

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1:04 PM  
Blogger James in B'ham said...

Expect the worst and you're never disappointed...

1:22 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Reed, Seastruk, Dyer, Dixon, Hurad (?) will be at AU come signing day.

Be bold and step out. Unlike Longshore and McKnight (two losers in Montgomery) I'll stand by that statement until I retract it.

1:23 PM  
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1:31 PM  

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