NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Florida Gators stands on the sidelines during the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Cincinnati Bearcats at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips signed a two-year extension with the team three weeks ago, and it's looking increasingly possible that, after announcing his resignation and then an indefinite leave of absence, Gators head coach Urban Meyer may not even miss so much as a spring practice.
But when these two seemingly disconnected pictures remained jumbled to some degree--late December to early January--one recruiter spun a kind of preposterous story out of the situation in hopes of landing a Gators recruit. According to a recent article in the Orlando Sentinel, Mack Brown, a running back at Lithonia (Ga) King High School, said that one recruiter told him that Meyer would head to Dallas to take over the Cowboys before the 2010 season.
“They would say, 'he’s tricking y'all—he’s going to the NFL to coach the Dallas Cowboys,'” Brown said. “I was like ‘What?’ There’s no way.”
Brown, who is committed to the University of Florida, would not specify which coach told him of the rumor, and said he wasn't shaken by the story.
“I wasn’t too worried about it anyway, but coach Meyer told me he’s a Gator,” Brown said. “He’s coming back.”