Urban Meyer names his choice for college football's best atmosphere
In over three decades of coaching college football, Urban Meyer visited many of the best atmospheres in college football. Meyer and fellow FOX analysts Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush were recently asked to name the best atmosphere in college football. Meyer named a place he used to call home: Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
“Steve Spurrier, when they built The Swamp in the 90s, it’s very hot,” Meyer said. “Gainesville is obviously right in the center of the state. Not a whole lot of air circulates in the center of the state of Florida, especially early in the season. It is so hot. Only Gators get out alive, is what Steve Spurrier said. The fans, the student body is incredible. The fans are out of their damn minds. When we had that thing going, a night game in The Swamp was second to none.”
In six years under Meyer (2005-10), Florida went 65-15 overall. The Gators were 36-5 at home under Meyer. Three of those home losses came in Meyer’s final season at UF (2010).
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