Urban Meyer has stepped down as the head coach of the University of Florida Gators football, and rumors have been circulating that he could fill the vacant head coach position for the Denver Broncos and reunite with former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow.
During Tebow's career at the University of Florida, Meyer coached his team to two BCS National Championships, and now that Tebow has left for the NFL, the Gators have been struggling.
This season, Florida went 7-5 (Meyer's worst season as a head football coach) marking the first time the Gators have had a five-loss season since 1988.
As for the Denver Broncos, they too have had their share of struggles, and after a 3-9 record so far this season, the organization has decided to find a replacement for head coach Josh McDaniels.
Could Meyer's next stop be the Mile-High City?
Or is this just wishful thinking for Gators fans and Broncos fans alike?
Urban Meyer may not be at the top of the Broncos' list of potential candidates, but maybe he should be.
Denver, Colorado may be beautiful, but the sports in this town just aren't what they used to be.
The last major sports championship witnessed by the people of Denver was in 2001 when the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup.
The Broncos may have made some mistakes under Josh McDaniels (Peyton Hillis for Brady Quinn anyone?), but this young team has some serious potential.
Is Meyer the answer for the Broncos?
Maybe. Maybe not.
But they definitely need to try something new in Denver.
Fact: Americans love Tim Tebow.
Maybe it's his Christian values or all-American good looks, but no other player could have the top-selling jersey in the NFL without starting a single game.
Tebow is currently playing backup to Kyle Orton for the Broncos, but you better believe that Urban Meyer would give the rookie some more playing time.
More Tebow equals happy fans.
Josh McDaniels was criticized for making some very questionable moves as head coach of the Broncos.
We've already addressed the Peyton Hillis fiasco, but there were plenty more.
However, he did get one thing right: Drafting Tim Tebow.
Was it risky? Absolutely.
Was it the wrong choice? We have no idea yet!
The kid hasn't been given much of a chance to prove himself...yet.
Josh McDaniels saw something in Tim Tebow that he just couldn't pass up, and I'm willing to bet that Urban Meyer knows exactly how McDaniels feels.
McDaniels wasn't the only member of the Broncos organization that believed that Tim Tebow was future of the franchise, and Urban Meyer will continue that mentality.
Just hear me out on this one.
Take a second and think about all the great coaches in the NFL at the moment. Who comes to mind?
Andy Reid, Bill Belichick, and Rex Ryan.
What do they all have in common?
Well, they all look like chubby homeless men.
They're all great coaches, but we kind of get the impression that they just woke up after falling asleep in the film room.
And then we have Urban Meyer.
He's clean-cut, moderately attractive, and looks like he has seen a shower in the past week.
Sure, we all love the NFL for the game of football itself, but admit it:
You secretly love all of those subplots going on around the league.
NFL fans just can't get enough of Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens's antics, Darrelle Revis' trash talk, or the possibility of a player-on-coach feud.
We all love a good story, and a reunion between Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow would be one for the ages.
And with an Urban Meyer-Tim Tebow combo, we get two of them!
Tim Tebow is widely known for his hard work, dedication, and for his outstanding career with the Gators.
Urban Meyer is 103-23 over his entire head coaching career, giving him the highest winning percentage of any college football coach.
Meyer couldn't win without Tebow, and Tebow can't start without Meyer.
It's a win-win situation.
Fans in the South really love their football...
While many fans will root for the Atlanta Falcons or the New Orleans Saints, SEC football is king in this part of the country.
If Urban Meyer could join his former quarterback in Denver, SEC fans may decide to pay more attention to the NFL.
If the NFL wants to be successful, it helps when all the teams in the league are successful as well.
The Broncos are sitting at the bottom of the AFC West at the moment, but they aren't that far behind.
The San Diego Chargers have been a power in this division's recent history, but the Kansas City Chiefs have pulled ahead this season.
The Chiefs' success can be attributed to two things:
1. The Chiefs are the better team in the division this season.
2. The rest of the division just isn't that good!
With a new coach and a completely new outlook, the Broncos have a serious chance at claiming their division next season.
Say what you want about Urban Meyer.
Call him arrogant. Call him a sore loser.
But don't ever call him a bad coach.
One does not have the highest winning percentage by a college football coach by being just "okay" at his job.
The addition of Urban Meyer to the Broncos would take advantage of a young, talented leader who still has some coaching left in him.
Which two NFL franchises are the most successful?
The Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
They are both historically dominant teams and their fans travel well.
The people of the state of Florida aren't paying any attention to the three NFL franchises that they already have, but maybe a little Urban Meyer magic will win them over.
Can you imagine how peeved the Jacksonville Jaguars would be if when they played the Broncos, there were more Tim Tebow jerseys than any one member of the Jags?