Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

03 Dec 2004

Source: Utah's Meyer Picks Gator Over Irish

So Ty Willingham was fired so Notre Dame could hire Urban Meyer? Maybe Notre Dame should have talked to Meyer first. The University of Florida has offered its job to Meyer who reportedly will accept the deal. On Mike and the Mad Dog on WFAN in NY, Mike Francesca, who knows people in Utah from his friendship with Rick Majerus, added some details to the story. According to Francesca, Notre Dame lowballed Meyer on money and refused to lower their academic standards to allow Meyer to recruit better players. Meyer didn't expect to meet such resistance to his plans so he's willing to consider other offers. According to Francesca's source, Meyer still wants to go to Notre Dame, but if they don't work things out he's willing to take the Florida job.

What does Notre Dame do if they don't get Meyer? This could be disasterous for them.

Update: ESPN's now reporting Meyer has accepted Florida's offer.

Posted by: Al Bogdan on 03 Dec 2004

2 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2006, 1:48pm by Peter


by The Jason (not verified) :: Sat, 10/14/2006 - 11:39am

I think Meyer made the right decision.

by Peter (not verified) :: Sat, 10/14/2006 - 1:48pm

The comments on Hawkins are amusing in hindsight... now that his big chance at Colorado is 0-6 with a loss to a IAA.