UPDATE 3: Apparently there are rumors that Urb doesn’t get along real well with the Florida Athletic Director.
UPDATE 2: Apparently Urb has a huge buyout in his contract if he wants to take another college job, but there’s no buyout at all, meaning it would cost him nothing, if he wants to take an NFL job. Interesting way to get a contract written for someone who doesn’t want to be “upwardly mobile.” In contrast, Charlie Weis’ buyout is huge for both college and pro jobs. Charlie had that done to end rumors created by other coaches (supposedly Urb being one of them) that Weis would leave for the NFL if given the chance.
UPDATE: The AJC is reporting that Bill Parcells will likely accept a job as head of football operations for the Falcons. Which is sort of interesting with the Urban rumor. Urb’s not part of the “Parcells Tree,” I don’t think, but I do know that Urban has talked with Bill Belichick in the past, having Bill down to UF and also visiting the Pats himself. Now, Belichick and Parcells are rumored to not be all that warm with each other any more, but there is some form of a connection to the “Parcells Tree” in that way at the least.
Totally unverified rumor of the day: Urban Meyer wants to try his wares out on the pro circuit.
We don’t get a lot of “tips,” except when we dance at the Cheetah, but those are the sort of tips that support various habits. The tip we got this morning is of the sort that wont support anything, sort of like your no good drunk father. Christmas is canceled this year, kids! Again! Anyway, the word is that Urban has a select few NFL teams he’d like to coach, and the Atlanta Falcons happen to be one of them. So this week some feelers originating from Florida have been poking around Hotlanta. Talk about a coaching carousel! Does Urban even know that Mike Vick, who would probably be the best QB in Urb’s spread offense ever, is now in prison? Can Joey Harrington run the spread? Is Joey Harrington even on the Falcons? Is he still playing QB in the NFL? I have no idea. I just think this is an interesting rumor.
What will Urb say about this rumor? And should we believe him? He’s not exactly the most honest guy this side of the Mississippi.