Urban Meyer Not Thrilled with Gator Wide Receivers or the I Formation

FastTimesintheSEC.comContributor IApril 2, 2009

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - JANUARY 07:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Florida Gators speaks during the FedEx BCS Head Coaches Press Conference at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on January 7, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer has been pretty much pleased with his defense to date, but he was poor mouthing the performance of his team's wide receivers after Wednesday's practice.

Wednesday marked the Gators' fifth spring practice and the weather was as soggy as Meyer's mood.

The Gators certainly have some major holes to fill in the wide receiver slots with Percy Harvin now gone...Louis Murphy and Cornelius Ingram too. And Meyer has so far been unimpressed with their potential replacements, saying, "You take those guys out and now you still throw the ball and say, 'Let's go play.' And guys are covered."

Meyer's sogginess continues when speaking about his running backs. Meyer says the team is still looking for an "everyday" back and the team just does not look to have one right now.

The Gator running backs have been excited about the Gators' tinkering with the I formation in spring practices, although Meyer has already said he does not believe the team has the personnel to successfully run it.

Running back Emmanuel Moody says ''[running in the I formation] definitely excites me because it's just another way to get the ball to the running back."

Why the Gators would want to try and bring in the I formation is beyond me. That is unless Meyer is wanting to give NFL scouts a look at Tebow's ability to play under center.