Urban Meyer has been at the University of Florida for six years. He is calling it quits for a second time.
I want to take a look at the top 10 moments of his career at Florida. These vary from games to major marks with recruiting, player awards and highlights.
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Urban Meyer brought glory back to Florida quicker than Ron Zook got fired. As soon as his name was announced, he brought the Gator Nation out of every corner of the Earth crawling back to support the program that had gone astray under Zook.
Technically it was Urban's second recruiting class. In actuality it was his first full offseason to focus on hard recruiting in the SEC. He landed Mr. All-American, Tim Tebow.
The man recruited not only a backup quarterback that helped win a national championship in 2006-2007, but also a Heisman winner (first ever as a sophomore) and a national championship starting quarterback in 2008-2009.
The kid did it all and never had a blemish to his name. The kid did it all, and Meyer was key.
Most recently, the Sugar Bowl. The two prior were merely national championships. I think they speak for themselves.
Meyer's 2008-2009 championship team was probably his greatest recruiting class. Not only did most of the defense go on to play on Sundays this fall, but many of them are even starting on playoff-caliber teams.
Even some of the folks like David Nelson who were role players are becoming big-time role players on Sundays. Probably Urban's best recruiting class.
As quickly as he came, he went. Well, at least that's what he told everyone.
Out of the blue Urban calls it quits for family and health reasons. Gator Nation is crumbled because the best thing to happen to Florida football since Steve Spurrier created a dynasty was Meyer. Just like that he is gone into the night.
Urban Meyer was the first coach to win two BCS national championships with the same school. No other coach has done that.
Although the 2009-2010 season ended with a Sugar Bowl appearance rather than the national championship game, the Florida Gators became the first team in Division I history to have back-to-back 13-win seasons.
Faster than the speed of light and with only one true recruiting class under his belt at Florida, Meyer uses Zook's recruited talent to win a championship in his second year.
Yet again Meyer has decided to step down and leave the Gator Nation. This time may not be a three-month leave. It may be the real deal.
Some speculation should be given to the thought of record-book-keeping. Urban has a killer win percentage in the .800 range, but it is only a record book recorded at 10 years or more of head coaching. Did he stay to seal his name among the greatest in history?
In what many thought was the game that brought Florida out of its offensive slump, Meyer capped his 100th victory as a head coach in just 10 years, raising his record to 100-18 with a win over the Kentucky Wildcats on September 25, 2010.
Now that stands at 103-23, but he was the sixth fastest to accomplish this feat and the second since Bud Wilkinson in 1945.
15-3 against these traditional rivals in the regular season. He lost to South Carolina two times and Florida State for the first time this year. He has given all Gator fans something to look forward to against rivals that has been so dominating it tickles like the first hill of a roller coaster.
It is always better when you do things with the boys you handpicked. No one hassles you for doing something with another person's recruits.
Meyer did just that. He dominated everyone except Ole Miss. He destroyed the SEC and nation with HIS BOYS. Winning one on your own is probably just as much fun as winning the first one.
Of course, I cannot mention this championship without noticing "The Promise" by Tebow. It propelled this team to the championship with passion, dignity and dominance.
This is how I choose to remember Urban Meyer, as a championship-caliber coach.