Monday, November 26, 2007

Five Good Questions with . . . Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun about Urban Meyer

After a long hiatus, the "Five Good Questions with . . . " segment is’s edition is with Gainesville (Fla) Sun sports columnist Pat Dooley and his thoughts about Florida head coach Urban Meyer and the Michigan football job.....

Q1. First off, is there any truth that Meyer has it written in his contract that he can leave Florida for one of three head coaching jobs - Michigan,Ohio State or Notre Dame? Please clarify this.
A. Not true. That was in his Utah contract. Florida doesn't put that kind of stuff in contracts.

Q2. Has there been any talk about Meyer and the Michigan job?
A. Not really. Urban realizes he has it pretty good here. Kids love their school and the recruiting base is strong.

Q3. Do you ever see Meyer leaving Florida? If so, what would it take for Meyer to leave Florida?
A. Ohio State is the only possibility and that job is not opening soon. Even then, he turned down Notre Dame. I think he's here for a long time.

Q4. What is the talk in SEC Country about Les Miles and the possibility of him being the next Michigan head coach? Your thoughts about Miles?
A. Inherited a great situation, made some bone-headed calls that paid off. I've never been a big fan of his coaching but he's as dull as Lloyd Carr so he'd be a good fit.

Q5. What are your thoughts about who will be the next head coach at Michigan?
A. I really believe it's going to be a surprise. Maybe Bobby Petrino or someone like that.

I want to thank Pat for his is much appreciated....

1 comment:

twins15 said...

Good stuff... I honestly think Urban could venture into the NFL sometime in the relatively near future. Other than that it's hard seeing him leave Florida, especially with these fantastic recruiting classes he keeps bringing in.