"I'm very confident now, whereas I wasn't two years ago. I see a program that is set now. We're good now. We'll have a good senior class next season and another one the year after that."
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It doesn't take a genius to understand why Meyer has become the recruiting force that he has. Not only is he innovative in using schemes and formations on the field, he is equally innovative in using technology in recruiting.
He has raced ahead of the curve while his in-state competition has fallen behind it. In Tallahassee, ol' Bobby isn't what he used to be. And in Miami, young Randy Shannon is struggling and still hasn't proved he can be a good head coach.
Meanwhile, the Urbanator rolls on toward immortality.
If he's smart, Notre Dame is in his rearview mirror.
If he's smart, he will realize that Notre Dame dream job has become a nightmare.
The dream is right here and right now.
Forget about becoming Pope Urban.
He's better off being Bull Gator.
Mike Bianchi's Open Mike blog can be read at OrlandoSentinel.com/openmike, and his radio show can be heard every weekday from 9-11 a.m. on 1080 AM.
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