Our Georgia blog, Dawg Sports, has plenty of thoughts on the exit of Florida head coach Urban Meyer. T. Kyle King, at least at this juncture, isn't concerned with rivalry implications or anything else of the sort.
Now is not the time to view circumstances through the lenses of a rivalry or to speculate about a successor whose name we will know soon enough. Now is the time to pray for Urban Meyer and his family, and to wish them well as this chapter of their lives comes prematurely to an end.
Instead, he tips his cap to a man he hated as a coach, but ultimately respected as a human being.
Let us, then, admit this about Urban Meyer: we didn't like him because we lost to him, often by a lot, and every fault we found with him was a projection of that innate revulsion to losing to anyone, much less to a rival, much less to a rival who didn't come across like a nice guy underneath. With rare exceptions (one of which rhymes with "Kane Liffin"), opposing coaches actually have to beat the Bulldogs before I care to bother with disliking them on a personal level.That admission is important because it is a necessary antecedent to this admission: Urban Meyer was a superb football coach.
The rest of the post is well worth a read. Check it out.