SportsCrack Blog

Monday, November 23, 2009


For the delusional fans like myself who think Urban Meyer might leave Florida and return to Notre Dame to help them return to respectability, well, sorry, Urban stomped and crapped on that scenario today...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida coach Urban Meyer says he plans to coach the Gators "as long as they'll have me."

With rumors swirling about Charlie Weis' future at Notre Dame, Meyer squashed any potential speculation about leaving Gainesville for South Bend.

Meyer's news conference Monday was his most emotional in five seasons at Florida, with the coach having to pause and compose himself several times while talking about quarterback Tim Tebow and other seniors' final home game Saturday against rival Florida State.

Meyer also said he believes Tebow could coach Florida down the road.

I've contacted a few of my ND contacts, so called "insiders" you could say whose family members have buildings named after them on Notre Dame campus and whom had some direct knowledge when Charlie Weis was hired and when his contract was renegotiated in 2005. They have absolutely no idea what is going on right now with the coaching search. ND Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick is keeping everything to himself right now. He isn't leaking shit. So anybody other than Swarbrick that goes on a message board or proclaims they know who the next coach is going to be is full of shit. Only Swarbrick knows which coaches he is going to contact and try to bring in and right now he will not let it become a media fiasco like former AD/dipshit Kevin White did with the Ty Willingham hire and fire.

Listen, I want Urban Meyer as much as anybody. He is the perfect coach for Notre Dame. He is a proven winner but he isn't coming right now. He has it made in Gainesville and his family is extremely comfortable there. Would you want to leave Florida right now on the verge of competing for a third National Title in 4 years to go to Northern Indiana? I didn't think so.

If I had to place my money on a guy who will get the job it is Brian Kelly. Kelly is interested and don't believe all the BS about past transgressions that won't let him get the offer at a school like Notre Dame. Hopefully Swarbrick gets him signed and delivered by the middle of next week. But then again the only person who really knows who the best pick for head football coach at Notre Dame is Swarbrick.