If there was a team in college football that won the national championship in two of the last three years, you could bet that the coach of that team would be regarded as the best coach around. Urban Meyer is that coach. He led the Florida Gators to national football titles in 2006 and 2008.
Urban Meyer knows how to coach college football at the highest levels. Many think he can repeat as national champion in 2009 because he has his core players back and they are more experienced than ever.
Here are the top five greatest moments of Gators’ coach Urban Meyer’s career. You can count on him to continue his winning seasons for a long time.
#1: 2006 National Championship Year
Coach Urban Meyer led the Gators to a near perfect season in 2006 with only one loss. That led them to the national championship game against the highly regarded Ohio State Buckeyes. Florida was too strong for Ohio State and pummeled them by a score of 41-14. The Gators were national champions again after a nearly 10-year drought.
#2: 2008 National Championship Year
It takes a lot to win a national championship in college football. It takes even more to win another title two years after winning a previous one. Coach Urban Meyer led the Gators to another title in 2008 with a 24-14 powerful performance over the Oklahoma Sooners in the college football championship game.
#3: 2004 Undefeated Season for Utah Utes
Before he came to national prominence with the Florida Gators, Urban Meyer got his feet wet with the Utah Utes football program. It didn’t take him long to lead the Utes to an undefeated 12-0 season. That is a very rare accomplishment on any football team, college or professional.
#4: 2003 Record of 10-2 for Utah Utes
Before his undefeated season with the Utes, Coach Meyer led them to a very dominant season of 10 wins with just two defeats in the 2003 football season.
This was accomplished in his very first season with the college which says a lot about how focused and disciplined he is and how much he cares about winning, regardless of the caliber of talent at the university.
#5: 2004 Coach of the Year Awards
Coach Urban Meyer won the 2004 Home depot Coach of the Year and the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year awards for his remarkable undefeated season in 2004 with the Utah Utes, according to Wikipedia. He may not ever again have an undefeated season but if he does he would instantly become a finalist for Coach of the Year.
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