The Sports Broadcast

A blog about sports broadcasting from the great state of Florida. They report. I decide.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

New Coach? Not Likely

Since the Gators won the South Carolina game 48-14, a lot of people are going through don't-know-what-you-got-'til-it's-gone syndrome with Ron Zook. Someone even wrote a reader editorial for the campus newspaper that the Gators should rehire Zook. It does seem now with cooler heads that firing Zook after a loss to a bad team was perhaps a bit hasty, and that the team might be coming together. They did have 6 TD passes against a fairly good defense, and they were in the backfield all game on the other side of the ball. The biggest difference in the game (on the offensive end) from what I could see is that Chris Leak connected on nearly every deep ball he threw. He has a bad habit of overthrowing long passes (which might explain why they didn't go deep as often as people wanted them to last year), and not putting deep balls in the right place was a deciding factor for momentum and scoring in said loss to Mississippi State.

Anyhow, the first rumor that Urban Meyer has officially taken the Florida job popped up today. I don't believe it for a second, with Utah in the heat of the BCS race. Also, I think UF officials would know better than to try to talk to coaches with jobs during the season. The decision will probably come around the time this rumor states it will - mid-December between the regular season and bowls. Jeremy Foley has already said that he will ask Zook to coach the bowl game, so that answers that question. Speaking of Utah, they have been dominating like no one has seen since 1995. No team since the '95 Nebraska Cornhuskers has won every game by at least 14 points, but thus far the Utes have done it. To complete the job they must beat BYU by at least 2 touchdowns, which shouldn't be too difficult for a team as loaded as Utah.


  • At 8:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think it was pretty stupid of them to fire him before the end of the season anyway. Talk about classless.

  • At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…



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