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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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Comments

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2010 7:53 pm
 

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

Is Bowlen that stupid? meyer has citied stress as one of the reasons why he has stepped down... There is much more stress at the NFL level... he`d be out of a job no longer than this time next year, if he was hired as Denver HC.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2010 7:35 pm
 

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

Soupy69,

Haha it's fine it just seemed like it was because it was the very next post and it seemed to be directed at me. I was trying to figure out which part you were poking at but I guess it was none of it! It's going to be a few years before we are anything that resembles a playoff team. We need to COMPLETELY redo the defense and build around Dumervil.



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2010 7:02 pm
 

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

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Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2010 6:56 pm
 

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

koolaid florida fans and cbs a$$ kissing the sec team writers.  this was as predictible as the sun coming up. baling because he knows their team is going to be just as bad next year and guess who actually coached the other team...the assistants who left. liar was outed this year BIGTIME!

and guess who cbs the suc network already has rumoured....that hes going to be the next denver coach....OMG STOP THE IDIOCY!

after all the turd love waste of a pick josh mcdouchebag there is just NO FREAKING WAY denver gets anything that resembles a college coach or a coach that has no nfl head coaching experience after the debacle that was josh mcdouchebag. the writers should be fired for even mentioning this garbage. after spurrier, saban and the other joke suc college coaches trying to be nfl coaches. i love how the cbs turd lovers will simply NOT let this urbie, I need another vacation until i find the right team, meyer and the tebow love affair END. 


this smart a$$ really thought he could just vacation all summer and off season and then magically the gators would be winners still. the fact the florida president is that big of idiot for letting him come back....HE SHOULD BE CANNED too. how fickle are the gator fans too??? they want him gone because they really think that when they get a new coach they are going to be ranked at the top again. like NEXT YEAR 



and then after this denver debacle of their franchise...cbs actually has the nerve to suggest a teblow reunion and bowlen would hire this loser??  unreal. tim tebow and urban meyer are so 2009. get over IT. meyer could have left a savior. now hes looked upon as a goat and waffler. 

heard bill bellicheat needs a video taper urbie!  you can do that and get paid well while pretending to act like you are sick or need family time or whatever the excuse is this time



Since: Jul 28, 2010
Posted on: December 8, 2010 6:43 pm
 

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

Tebow have not play a game in Nfl yet?With 2 national champs and you said he suck.Who the ffffff are you,you known how to coach?



Since: Oct 12, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2010 6:39 pm
 

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

Bronco4life,
No that was not directed toward you at all. Actually I think everything you said was dead on the money. I would love to see either Gruden or Cowher in Denver. I don't think it will happen but I would love it and would love it even more to see Obama resign. I was directing that at the numbskull below you itwasntpinetar.



Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2010 6:33 pm
 

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

Come on Mr. Bowlen...pull the trigger,then we would have the Broncos in the cellar as the Raiders dominate the west again.Cool



Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: December 8, 2010 6:31 pm
 

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

Urban Meyer to the Broncos. I think even he knows when to cut the cord. Tebow as a pick was the end of Josh in Denver. Tebow might be a good guy but he was not worth a first round pick much less what they di to get back in the first round. Me I want Urban to think about coming to the U if he coachs any where.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2010 6:30 pm
 

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

If that was directed to me, ha....ha?




Since: Oct 12, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2010 6:26 pm
 

Urban Meyer to the Denver Broncos? Maybe?

Brilliant comment oh intellectual one. Aren't you late for your job at the mini mart?


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