TWO BITS: Meyer still working, Christian Green

By Adam Silverstein
January 7, 2010

1 » Though a leave of absence is looming in his near future, Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer is still very much involved in the program at this point in time. Recruiting is one of Meyer’s passions and staying off the road (at least right now) is surely frustrating him, but he is still making an impact with high school players over the phone. He is simultaneously trying to fill out the remainder of his coaching staff. The Gators have lost four assistants (and a graduate assistant) since the 2009 SEC Championship, but Meyer has already filled in three staff spots with only one more to go. Once his staff is complete and National Signing Day passes on Feb. 3, Meyer will take a step back from the program – hopefully temporarily but potentially permanently.

2 » Florida may have landed a commitment from four-star wide receiver Chris Dunkley (Pahokee, FL) at the Under Armour All-American Game, but the team is still looking for more pass catchers to fill out its 2010 recruiting class. Enter four-star WR Christian Green (Tampa, FL). Though Green is seemingly favoring the Florida State Seminoles (he is a lifelong fan of the team and much of his family went to FSU), he is also considering the Georgia Bulldogs and Gators. “I like the Florida program,” Green told Gerry Hamilton of Scouts, Inc. “I feel like Coach Meyer and those guys motivate players to win and they are going to make you better as a player. That and they win national championships. I think that’s important to go to a school that is going to win national championships, and they have proven they can.”

2 Comments

  1. O-town Gator says:

    Urban Meyer has his priorities in order, but he can’t afford to overlook his current health issues. It’ll be hard for him to not be in his office every day once he’s completely on LOA, but his dedication to the program tells me that he’ll be back on the sidelines sometime later in the year – I’m hoping it’ll be at the start of the regular season, but it’s not for the fans to decide. He’s a man of his word, and I believe he meant what he said after the Sugar Bowl when he said “I plan on being the coach of the Gators” when asked the question about his plans for 2010.

  2. Aligator says:

    I can see him taking off feb 3 until camp starts, he has a great staff in place and a bunch of great athletes. the system is in place and there is no time like the present to take this LOA. Remember, Alabama has the target on their back!

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