Gator Bowl: Who Will Urban Meyer Root for in Florida vs Ohio State Game?

Larry BurtonSenior Writer IDecember 4, 2011

Urban Meyer is about to have very conficting emotions over the upcoming bowl game.
Urban Meyer is about to have very conficting emotions over the upcoming bowl game.Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

Larry Burton (Syndicated Writer): Looking at the bowl match ups, one bowl really jumps out at you—The Gator Bowl.

That game will feature the Florida Gators against the Ohio State Buckeyes. This is a matchup of most of the players that Urban Meyer recruited and coached at Florida against the team he'll be coaching for next season.

Should the game be known as the Urban Meyer Bowl?

Though Urban Meyer won't coach the Buckeyes in this game, he's sure to be in attendance. I'm sure there'll be microphones in his face every time he's near a reporter from tonight until the January 2nd bowl in Jacksonville, Florida.

For Meyer, it will be an interesting position to be in.

Of course he will want to see the players do well that he recruited and coached. I'm sure that there'll be hugs and handshakes every time he bumps into an old player of his.

But can he be too friendly and not cross the bounds of promoting his love for his new team?

For a man who doesn't like stress but deals well with it, it's sort of amusing how much has suddenly fallen into his lap before he's done his first recruiting visit or even moved into his new office.

In the next few days and weeks, look for this angle to cause this bowl to be one of the most talked-about bowls outside the BCS Championship Game.