If you presently think you would like to be the next head football coach at Florida, it might be time to think again.
Urban Meyer wants to stick around—To help you.
Here is what Meyer said about hanging around the athletic department post-resignation: "I want to be part of college football. I don't know (how). I'm still working on that. … We've got to wait until the new coach gets here. I still want to help the University of Florida."
This is not all he said. He went on to say, "I've got an idea, but we have to wait until the new coach gets here.”
So, if you want to be the head coach at Florida, go in knowing one of the first knocks you will hear at your office door will be Meyer, wanting to sit down and talk about how he can “help” you.
Just imagine all the assistance he can provide you.
He can give you help on deciding who your starting quarterback should be or in creating a program of discipline for players who stray from the straight and narrow.
Maybe he can spend his time talking to players he recruited about the good old days when he was the head coach for the Gators and how good it was back then.
He might even be good as an ever present reminder to administrators and fans alike that if you don’t get the job done he is just a few doors down.
Yes, having the former, ultra successful head coach around is an ideal way to make the new head man feel welcome and secure in his position.
Adding to the joy is the enthusiasm Florida AD Jeremy Foley has for the idea.
Regarding this opportunity he said, "Urban Meyer just had this job. He decided to give it up. I think having him around and having him be able to speak to the team and embracing the past, whoever the new coach is, I think that's really important. And I think the fact that this separation came - it's disappointing and sad - but nobody got fired here. This is no ugliness here. It's all as good as can be and I think that helps us going forward. I'll bring that up (to candidates). He will not do anything around the program where he's not welcome. He's smarter than that.’’
Foley thinks this is a great idea?
Do you think he would love to have a former iconic AD hanging out a few doors down from him, always ready to give him a “helping hand?”
You can bet the new head coach would find it just great to invite Meyer into his locker room, to speak to his players before playing in front of his adoring fans. "He", in this case, being Meyer.
Before making a really big mistake, Jeremy Foley needs to explain to Meyer that he is the former coach at Florida.
He left the position he had, not just once, but twice now.
He needs to move along.
When Foley visits with potential candidates the only thing he needs to explain regarding Meyer is that he is the former coach and that is all.
He does not have an office down the hall.
He does not get to wander in and out of the AD’s office with advice.
He is not going to be nearby to “help” the new coach out.
Besides, if the new guy wants help from Urban Meyer, is he really the right person for the head coaching position?