Earlier this summer there was a report that Urban Meyer had turned in Florida (and an assistant coach he had hired while coaching there) for a secondary recruiting violation. Meyer denied it, but while speaking at SEC Media Day Tuesday in Hoover, Ala., Gators coach Will Muschamp said that it was indeed the Buckeyes (if not necessarily Meyer himself) that reported Florida:
Muschamp: “We appreciate our friends from Ohio making sure we follow NCAA rules. They certainly know something about NCAA rules.”
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) July 16, 2013
Nailed it. Muschamp is, of course, referring to the series of NCAA violations that led to Meyer becoming the head coach in Columbus after Jim Tressel was forced to resign. Those same violations also cost the Buckeyes a shot at the championship last year, as a bowl ban ended their 12-0 season without a shot at the Big Ten or BCS title. Will Meyer respond? Could this possibly - please please please - go on all summer and help entertain us until the games start?
With all the warm feelings flowing between the two teams, can we get another Florida/Ohio State bowl game in the very near future?