Midway through the talk, Meyer was talking about the “nonsense” that came up again last week when a column by Paul Finebaum in the Mobile paper indicated (again) that Meyer is leaving Florida for Notre Dame after this season.
He turned to me and asked. “Is it OK to make this announcement here?”
I knew what he was going to say because he said something similar when the speculative story surfaced three weeks ago.
Meyer turned back to the golfers and said, “I’m not going to Notre Dame. Ever. I’m going to be the coach at Florida for a long time, as long as they want me.”
He turned back to me and told me to put that in the paper, then to three other writers playing in the tournament and told them to print it.
And frankly, we’re just hoping that, for once, just this once, we can take Meyer at his word, because we truly didn’t know what we’d do if Meyer had joined ND. It would have been an internal conflict the likes of which the world had never seen. Like the morning after a Hooters binge.