With Wednesday's news that Urban Meyer is stepping down as the head coach at the University of Florida, it got some of us college football fans thinking: Is he the best coach of the BCS era?
At the very least, he's among the handful of great coaches in the game. But where exactly does Meyer stand in the pantheon of great on- and off-field leaders since the 1998-99 season, when the Bowl Championship Series was instituted?
He's won at each stop—Bowling Green, Utah and Florida. He's coached players from Alex Smith to Tim Tebow. And those two national titles with the Gators: can't forget those.
So where does he rank among the greats of the last 12 years? Read on, won't you?