It's 2010. Finally the haters of Tim Tebow, Urban Meyer and all things Orange and Blue can breathe again, right?
Well, in the words of Lee Corso, "NOT so fast my friends." The Gators are most likely still going to pound you.
For those of you at Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, and Florida State, the beat will go on. Or should I say beatdown?
You think just because Tebow is gone, the Gators will all of a sudden be an also ran? Are you serious? You do know who the coach is right?
Urban Meyer may be a supreme ego maniac; he may not be the greatest at handling the media, the boosters, and maybe even the fan base at times. But there is NO ONE better at coaching football.
You really think Derek Dooley vs. Urban Meyer is a fair fight? Ask Mark Richt.
Richt is a damn fine football coach. He has coached many great players and teams. Even he is no match for "Corch Urban Meyers" (a little Corrine Brown lingo there).
When he came up with that clever little end zone celebration three years ago, it bought him a win. And two (so far) absolute butt kickings.
Give Urban Meyer motivation to whip you, and whip you he will. Tell him he won't be able to, and he will show you he can. Remember that first beatdown was against Matt Stafford and Knowshon Moreno.
He may not be the greatest front runner around, but tell him he is the underdog and Urban Meyer will bite you.
And he already has this team in biting mode. They are not talking a lot of smack, but when they do talk, it is a warning.
They are even taking shots at last year's team. They are saying that this year's team is closer because there are no "rock stars." A unified Gator team is a dangerous Gator team.
If you think they will not be able to replace the talent they have lost in Tebow and company, go back and check the last few recruiting rankings. This team is loaded with blue chippers.
You give a coach of Meyer's caliber a team of studs with something to prove, look out.
Remember Chris Leak? Remember how Meyer changed his playbook to accommodate his passing skills? You think Meyer forgot about that? Doubt it.
Remember, he recruited John Brantley. He must have had a reason.
It is going to be a blast watching the college football world stand there with heads shaking when Meyer unveils this new batch of hungry Gators. I can't wait to see 100,000 toothless creamsicle-wearing hillbillies standing there, mouths agape, wondering what they are going to do now that UF still kicks their butts without Superman.
It's going to be great.