TWO BITS: Meyer to Cowboys? Kitchens’ struggle.

By Adam Silverstein
February 2, 2010

1 » One rumor that was circulating throughout the World Wide Web when Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer initially announced he would step down from his job was that the two-time BCS National Championship-winning coach would be heading to the NFL to replace head coach Wade Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys. The Orlando Sentinel‘s Jeremy Fowler caught up with four-star running back commit Mack Brown (Lithonia, GA), who said that fallacy was perpetrated by rival recruiters. “They would say, he’s tricking ya’ll — he’s going to the NFL to coach the Dallas Cowboys,” Brown said. “I was like ‘What?’ There’s no way. I wasn’t too worried about it anyway, but coach Meyer told me he’s a Gator. He’s coming back.”

2 » Three-star linebacker recruit Darrin Kitchens (Homestead, FL), who is currently uncommitted but deciding between the Gators and Texas Tech Red Raiders on Wednesday morning, has “survived the struggles in Homestead and still achieved [his] dreams,” his head coach Bobby McCray, Sr. (father of the New Orleans Saints defensive end and former Florida player) told The Miami Herald. Kitchens has used his strong work ethic and immense passion to propel him to a 3.0 grade point average and a Miami-Dade County-high 19 sacks his senior season.


  1. npgator says:

    Some coaches are complete low lifes! As far as Kitchens – I hope he signs with Florida as it sounds like he would be a great fit and welcomed addition.

  2. O-town Gator says:

    FWIW Mike Freeman at CBS Sports started this bullshit rumor in the first place. It never had legs to begin with, so he got left with egg on his face.

  3. Denver Gators says:

    The comments section of the Orlando Sentinel article on the Urban to the Cowboys contains this gem:

    “How is this any different than Urban telling a recruit that he got a message from god in the form of a dream telling him that a particular recruit should play for the gators?”

    Just goes to show that negative recruiting is unfortunately here to stay. Even though the Shariff Floyd story has been thoroughly debunked by all of those supposedly involved people still use it against Meyer.

  4. O-town Gator says:

    Denver, you’re right – and those who have to revert to questionable tactics like that to lure recruits to their schools are sleazeballs.

  5. On Campus says:

    *Cough Lane Kiffin *Cough

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