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Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

Posted on: December 8, 2010 2:49 pm
Edited on: December 8, 2010 3:27 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

On Wednesday, the Florida Gators announced that Urban Meyer stepped down as head coach of the Florida Gators. Needless to say, his tenure there was spectacular -- two national titles and an unbelievable run with Tim Tebow under center.

Which brings us to the NFL side of things, since the Denver Broncos, the team that happens to have Tebow under contract, are currently seeking a full-time coach who can restore their franchise to glory after they canned Josh McDaniels on Monday.

This is obviously pure speculation, because there are tons of reasons it wouldn't make sense. Namely, college coaches typically fail in the NFL. Additionally, Meyer, for all of his success in the college ranks, has no experience in the NFL, which certainly plays against the notion that the Broncos would want to hire a coach with experience reviving a program.

On the other hand, having Tebow on the roster makes for an unpleasant scenario for most coaches -- it seems pretty likely that other executives would have used that 25th overall pick in 2010 differently. Meyer, presumably, would have no problem convincing himself that he could help Tebow succeed at the next level (even if logic says that Tebow can't be a great NFL quarterback).

Next, take a look at the success the Broncos have had this year, which has come only offensively: it's primarily based on McDaniels system allowing Kyle Orton and a rag-tag-but-talented group of wide receivers to succeed. Meyer could easily believe that his own system could achieve the same success.

Would Meyer demand personnel control in Denver? Likely not, given this would be his first run in the NFL as a head coach, and that could be one of the sticking points for Denver going forward, because of McDaniels' inability to properly manage personnel.

There's no obvious John Elway/Pat Bowlen/Joe Ellis connection here, so the speculation for putting Urban Meyer as the new head coach of the Denver Broncos revolves entirely around the fact that less than 48 hours after Tim Tebow's boss was fired, Meyer suddenly (and quite unexpectedly) resigned from his post at Florida.

This was his second resignation, so it's as if it wasn't some sort of possibility of him leaving the Gators. And -- as my college colleague Adam Jacobi wrote -- if Meyer's in bad shape health-wise (again) it seems pretty unlikely that he would leave for an NFL job.

But the timing of the moves are begging for some speculation as to whether or not Meyer could succumb to the lure of coaching Tebow again.

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Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2010 1:03 pm

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

Oh Go no make it stop!!

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2010 10:46 am

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

Meyer cited family as the reason for his resignation.
Yes his family was embarrassed by the Gators record this year!!Tongue out   

Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2010 9:43 am

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

If he had enough of the 24/7 college football head coach life why in the hell would he trade that in for an enviornment with 10 times the amount of stress and work?  The guy knows what's important in his life, family, and he wants to be around.  Maybe when his kids are grown up you might see him return, maybe not.

Since: Oct 25, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2010 9:10 am

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

Urban Meyer will not coach anywhere next year. At most he will be at couple games as an announcer or something just to make an appearance. Wink

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2010 8:38 am

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

Meyer cited family as the reason for his resignation. Unless the money is worth abandoning his family and being labeled as a major hypocrite, Meyer is headed to the broadcast booth.

Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2010 10:29 pm

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

soupy, how in the world can you go from what coach you want in Denver to Obama needs to resign.  Geez!

BTW Gruden, you serious, why does everyone seem to throw his name around.  He had , I may be wrong, one magical year , maybe 2 and then his record became McDaniel like. 

Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: December 8, 2010 9:26 pm

Dallas Bound ?

Meyer wants to rejoin Tebow. But i say Meyer goes to Dallas with the agreement that Jerry Jones will trade for Tebow. Meyer and Tebow both love the spotlight and there is no BIGGER stage in pro football than Dallas. The new coach in Denver will not need or want Tebow there so Denver will be glad to trade him. Jerry Jones will love the jersey sales of Tebow Cowboy jersey. There is a outside chance Meyer goes to Denver. But i think both Meyer and Tebow are Dallas bound.

Since: Oct 11, 2010
Posted on: December 8, 2010 8:52 pm
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Since: Oct 12, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2010 7:57 pm

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

No it is not Bowlen that is that stupid it's Brinson for even suggesting something that stupid in this stretch of an article. OK Bowlen might have some serious Dimentia goin on but hopefully he hires Elway or should I say broadens Elways responsibilities to help him out.

Since: Oct 12, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2010 7:53 pm

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

Ya, lets hope Dumerville is back to 2009 form and we can get him some help on the other side. It probably will be a couple of years but lets hope we can get a defense minded coach who doesn't do a McDaniels 180 and destroy the offense to fix the defense.

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