How college football could look if Urban Meyer never left the Florida Gators

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Sep 13, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer talks with Devin Smith (9) after his touchdown against the Kent State Golden Flashes at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 66-0. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Urban Meyer will likely go down as one of the best coaches in college football history, but would he experience even more success in Gainesville?

In college football, coaches leave schools for various reasons, better opportunity, more money, etc. Not many coaches can cite family and health reasons as an excuse to leave a school.

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At the time of his ‘retirement’, Meyer’s Gators won only eight games, including a 37-24 victory over Penn State in the Outback Bowl, Meyer’s last game with the Gators.

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Meyer announced his retirement prior to the bowl game, and left Florida fans in shock, as they were hoping for many more successful seasons with Meyer.

His tenure with the Gators included two BCS National Championships in six seasons, including a 17-2 overall record against rivals: Tennessee, Georgia, Florida State, and Miami.

Meyer’s tenure in Gainesville was dominant, and after a short two-year retirement, Meyer returned to coaching and experienced even more success. Meyer will go down as one of the greatest to wear a headset, but if he would’ve stayed at Florida, where would he and his Gators be right now?

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