Gator Nation should move on from Urban Meyer
It finally happened.
Rumors gave way to reality as Urban Meyer accepted the head coaching position at the Ohio State University Monday.
Many Gators fans -- and a few former players -- are upset with Meyer's move, calling him a liar and questioning his loyalty to Florida.
However, at the end of the day, current UF wide receiver Andre Debose put it best when he said that college football is a business.
Meyer had a great deal of success with the Gators, revitalizing a football program that was on life support after three tumultuous seasons under Ron Zook.
Two national championships.
That's twice the number Spurrier won in half the time.
Whether you're at peace with how Meyer left Florida or if you hate him, you cannot deny that his time at the helm in Gainesville was one of the most successful stretches in college football history.
Meyer came to UF and did what was expected of him and more.
Granted, he is largely responsible for the current problems at Florida.
Failing to recruit sufficient depth and an inability to instill discipline in the 2010 recruiting class are mistakes made by Meyer that have plagued a horrid 6-6 season for first-year head coach Will Muschamp.
Yet, those problems will not determine his legacy.
Urban Meyer is a nice guy and a hard worker, who had trouble with his priorities while he was the head coach of the Gators.
A year later, he stands reformed and healthier, ready to get back into coaching.
Columbus is his new home and those who used to praise his name as recently as two years ago should be happy for him.
Meyer has moved on to what he considers a "dream job."
How the hell can you fault a guy who went after what he wants?
Admittedly, his methods were severely flawed, but I believe Meyer never intended to screw over anybody in the Gator Nation.
He knew what he wanted then and he knows what he wants now.
Wishing him anything but luck and health moving forward would just be pathetic and bitter.
Meyer has moved on and so should Florida, as hard as it may seem.