Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
I agree 100%.
People haven't met Urban don't realize how great a guy he is. I've met him once and know several people that have been close to him. He's competitive, perhaps overly so at times, but he's a great coach and a good guy. I think the hatred of him is nothing more than jealousy for his program. I was hoping he'd be the next coach at Ohio State, and that seems unlikely for a lot of reasons. But hopefully things get better for him.
His 'we recruit the top 1% of the top 1% of high character football players' was probably my biggest dislike about him. It turned out to be even funnier after 30 some of his athletes were arrested. The media's obsession with Tebow was also another reason why people disliked him. . . not his fault, but that was also a reason.
But his quote about talking about the Top 1% kinda rubbed me the wrong way. . . . a bit arrogant.
WIth ALL of that said, Florida is better off without him right now. Key word: RIght now. If you paid attention, you could easily tell he just wasn't himself this year on the sidelines. The guy seemed beaten.