Meyer and Tebow: A Package Deal

Don JordanContributor IDecember 14, 2009

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 28:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators talks with head coach Urban Meyer during the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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"Urban Meyer is gone, leaving, finished at Florida.  He is off to his dream job at the Golden Dome Heads of Notre Dame."  That is all we heard for days in the speculation of who would take over the mess Charlie Weis left.

"Tim Tebow is a NFL fullback, a NFL tight end, a NFL linebacker; but he will never make it as a NFL quarterback."  Get ready, as that will be the ongoing story from now until beyond draft day.

It is safe to say if Urban was going to leave for another NCAA opportunity, the Notre Dame move would have been the one.  What has never been addressed is whether enjoyment and continued challenges at Florida will keep him from being enticed to try his game in the NFL.  Will Urban be a successful coach in a typical NFL program, doubtful.  Could Urban bring the spread offense officially to the NFL, possibly?  It was but a few years ago that everyone thought the wildcat would never make it in the NFL.  Then Miami made the commitment to it and has shown that it can be a viable part of an NFL offense.

It would be interesting to see if Urban's curiosity and ego could get the best of him and entice him enough to make a go of it in the NFL.  Let's say for the moment that he would make the move.  What better confidence and combination could he ask for than maintaining his relationship with Tebow and truly committing a team to the spread offense from the ground up?  Whether it will succeed or not is a different story.

But with the speculation that Jacksonville wants Tebow in a bad way to help sell some tickets, it certainly would make things interesting for them to finally part ways with Jack Del Rio and make the commitment to creating something unique in Jacksonville.

Send Del Rio back to being a very effective Defensive Coordinator for some team in the league and bring the pair joined at the hip; Tebow-Meyer, and answer whether the spread can be viable in the NFL once and for all.