Now wouldn't this be interesting?
It seems that anything Urban Meyer touches turns to gold, at least in football anyway.
Since his days at Bowling Green, the man has flat out won games.
In stints at Bowling Green, Utah, and now Florida, Meyer has achieved a record of 96-18, including two National Championships in '06 and '08 with the Gators.
Until the loss to Alabama in the SEC title game, Meyer's Gators were enjoying a 22 game winning streak between the 2008-2009 seasons.
Urban Meyer's teams at Bowling Green, Utah, and Florida have all run the spread, chiefly utilizing a run-first variation with adjustments to fit the offensive personnel. Meyer's first two years at Florida shifted toward a drop-back passing attack led by Chris Leak, while Alex Smith (Utah) and Tim Tebow led an option run-based spread.
Using this offense, he has won two BCS titles, has become the first coach to lead a non-BCS conference team (Utah) to a BCS bowl, has coached a Heisman trophy winner (Tim Tebow), and has graduated a player who became a number one overall pick in the NFL draft (Alex Smith).
While his version of the spread has been remarkably successful at the college level, many wonder as to whether it could translate into the pro game.
Seeing as how NFL defenses are so fast, I imagine it would be difficult to implement Meyer's version of the spread offense.
However, if the the right players were in place, I could see it taking the NFL by surprise, similar to the way the Wildcat made its grand entrance into the league.
Meyer has been successful at every place he has coached at in his young career, so why not the NFL?
He is one of the few coaches in the college ranks that I could see earning the respect of the players in an NFL locker room as well as making a smooth transition to the demanding job of being an NFL head coach.
His health is an issue at the moment, as is evident by his temporary leave of absence from coaching the Gators. That could be something to monitor when considering how stressful life in the NFL can be.
Could Meyer handle the physical and mental toll day in and day out?