Urban Meyer is among the national media members high on his former team the Florida Gators heading into the 2020 college football season. In January, Meyer named Dan Mullen’s squad his “team to watch” for 2020. Now, Meyer is sharing more thoughts on Florida football in 2020, predicting UF makes it to the College Football Playoff, snapping its losing streak in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party along the way.
Meyer recently spoke to Gator Bait Media’s Buddy Martin
, who authored the book “Urban’s Way” published in 2008.
“I think they should be in the playoff,” Meyer said to Martin of the 2020 Gators. “I think it’s time. Dan’s built a good program. But I spent six years at Florida. Georgia is a BIG [emphasis Martin’s] game. Until you beat Georgia you can’t say a thing. And I think this is the year.”
Meyer pointed to changes in Athens as reasons Florida can beat Georgia for the first time since 2016. UGA head coach Kirby Smart has brought in Todd Monken as his new coordinator for an offense that will be starting a new quarterback (presumably Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman).
“Georgia has a good squad but it’s a transition year at quarterback and with the offensive coordinator,” Meyer told Martin. “If Dan can keep that team healthy I think they’ll be there right at the end.”
Mullen and Smart’s teams are scheduled to meet on Oct. 31 in Jacksonville. Mullen is 0-2 as Florida’s head coach against Smart’s Bulldogs.
Martin’s full article, with more on Meyer’s post-Ohio State life, can be read here