Forget for a moment about Florida's No. 1 class and its recent outstanding recruiting successes, and take a closer look at the current state of the Gators' coaching staff.
The head coach has owned up to a debilitating heart condition that will curb his ability to coach as holistically, and as effectively, as he has in the past.
Many of the major assistant coaches that got Florida to this point have moved on to other jobs (Charlie Strong to Louisville, Billy Gonzales to LSU), including one high-profile one (Dan Mullen to Mississippi State) within the same conference.
The Gators hired Teryl Austin as defensive coordinator after their temporary replacement took another job after only a month. That turnover adversely affects recruits immediately and years down the road.
If the head man can't do it all, and the assistant coaching staff can't either, how can the Gators feel safe that they will dominate recruiting for the next decade?
Fortunes change in college football; in Florida's case, it nearly happened overnight and could again. Ten years ago, Bobby Bowden was still one of the hottest names in recruiting. But poor (and nepotistic) coaching hires eroded the relevance of his program, and it's only recently been saved by Jimbo Fisher.
Urban Meyer is too sharp to make a similar mistake, but he better move fast on that coaching staff. Florida State is making home state recruiting interesting, and there's always Alabama, Miami, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee, LSU, Clemson, South Carolina, South Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Texas, USC, Ohio State...