Why Is Everybody Picking on Urban Meyer?
In the short time between the end of the Florida-Ole Miss game and the time I started writing this article, there has been an ever-growing sound of negativity rising from the Gator Nation.
Aside from the negativity being hurled at the players and easy target Dan Mullen, there has been a growing rumble concerning head coach Urban Meyer—and not in the "classless dirtbag" type of way either.
It has been pointed out by many Gator fans and non-Gators that in the last 13 games, Florida has a record of 8-5.
Wow. At most schools, 8-5 is a decent season. Not at Florida, or Oklahoma, USC, LSU, Texas, or a host of other top level schools. Especially not at Florida. Ron Zook went 8-5 twice and then got fired for going 7-4 the next season.
The bar has been raised so high at the top level schools that one loss isn't even tolerable, let alone acceptable.
Now that Urban Meyer has an 8-5 record in his last 13 games as a coach, the man with an SEC Championship, a National Championship, and an undefeated season at Utah under his belt can apparently no longer coach football.
He's only 34-9 in his first 43 games as the Gators head coach, which is the exact same record Steve Spurrier had in his first 43 games in Gainesville.
Give me a break, Gator fans. Are we all that delusional?
Most of us are not, but the ones who put up the "fire _____" websites and leave at halftime when things aren't going well sure as hell are.
I am standing in support of Urban Meyer.
So should you.
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