'Urban Meyer's Broken Heart': Alligator Army Offers Invaluable Perspective

In the wake of Florida coach Urban Meyer's impending resignation, our SB Nation bloggers are producing some of the best writing you will come across. At the forefront, naturally, is our Florida blog, Alligator Army. On Sunday, they offer a series of anecdotes that shed light on what kind of man Meyer is, and what he means to his players, his fans, and college football at large.

My favorite Meyer story comes from my friend Hanson. He was covering practice in 2006 when Urban came off the field clearly agitated. No one wanted to ask the first question. After about 15 seconds, Hanson sticks his WRUF mic in.


"So, uh, coach, how was practice?"


Urban glares at him. "How was practice? How. Was. Practice." Urban keeps glaring. Finally someone breaks the tension and asks a different question.


Later that week, Hanson has finished the presser and is walking back to Weimer Hall. In front of the O'Connell Center, he feels an arm draped around his shoulders. It's Urban. He smiles at Hanson and pats him on the shoulder, before walking away.

Read on and enjoy yet another must-read piece of writing from our SB Nation bloggers.

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