THE MORNING CONSTITUTIONAL SETS URBAN MEYER STRAIGHT

Chris Trotman

KNOW YOUR HISTORY, IDIOT

This weekend, Urban Meyer was asked to identify the college football team he thought to be the greatest of all time. He picked 2008 Florida, a National Champion who beat four top 10 teams but lost to Houston Nutt at home. A talented squad, definitely, but it's a little self-serving and doesn't necessarily seem like the clear choice for this question.

For instance, what about a team that emerged from mediocrity to shock the world? A team that came out of nowhere to seize the number two ranking and then stepped on the throat of a juggernaut from Texas in the national championship game? They didn't have the best players, and they certainly didn't have the best staff. But we're talking about a team that, when the season was over, had survived one hell of a gauntlet, because the 90s were a time when schools didn't try to avoid tough opponents so they could rack up a good record without really playing anyone.

A vicious defense. A hardnosed offense. No way 2008 Florida could hang with the 1993 Screaming Eagles.

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