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08:20 AM ET 12.09 | Jeff Driskel, who recently confirmed his commitment to Florida, will take a wait-and-see approach, but another top recruit may be crossing the Gators off his list. The absence of Urban Meyer in Gainesville likely will end the school's chances with Ray Drew, who is one of the nation's top defensive lineman. He had the Gators as one of his six finalists. "They'll be out. Ray's biggest draw to Florida was Urban Meyer," Thomas County (Ga.) Central football coach Bill Shaver told USA TODAY. "His schools now are Clemson, Georgia, Auburn and LSU. At first he was hot and heavy to go to Florida, but they signed a lot of defensive linemen. But he and coach Meyer really hit it off well."

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Urban Meyer, AP Urban Meyer, AP
December 9, 2010  08:23 AM ET

Better name a new head coach ASAP!

December 9, 2010  08:24 AM ET

Wasn't that one of the reasons TPTB at UF talked Meyer out of his resignation last year, because they were afraid the recruits would walk?

December 9, 2010  08:27 AM ET
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Wasn't that one of the reasons TPTB at UF talked Meyer out of his resignation last year, because they were afraid the recruits would walk?

Apparently, it's not working this year.

December 9, 2010  08:40 AM ET
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Apparently, it's not working this year.

Buena dias brotha! Simon, no trabajas.

December 9, 2010  08:44 AM ET

I love it when recruits make it all about them. Florida will pull in one of the best coaching prospects in the country - whoever it is. And kids will come back or new blue-chippers will sign.

As long as Florida doesn't take 4 months to sign somebody.

Kids.. take a deep breath. Wait to see who Florida hires. And shut up.

December 9, 2010  08:45 AM ET
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I love it when recruits make it all about them. Florida will pull in one of the best coaching prospects in the country - whoever it is. And kids will come back or new blue-chippers will sign.As long as Florida doesn't take 4 months to sign somebody.Kids.. take a deep breath. Wait to see who Florida hires. And shut up.

I agree. Didn't AD Foley say the time frame for a new head coach was 2 weeks?

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December 9, 2010  08:53 AM ET

Que pasa amigo?

Trabajando mucho todos los dias y fin de semana.

Y tu?

December 9, 2010  08:53 AM ET
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Mi Mala. Por que no?

Todas malas FJJ! en la cabeza, pero todas malas.

December 9, 2010  08:53 AM ET
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Buena dias brotha! Simon, no trabajas.

Que pasa amigo?

Trabajando mucho todos los dias y fin de semana.

Y tu?

December 9, 2010  08:54 AM ET
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Why not?

... because the players didn't produce:)

Neither did the coaches

December 9, 2010  08:55 AM ET
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Que pasa amigo?Trabajando mucho todos los dias y fin de semana.Y tu?

Trabajo tambien. Manana es fin. Hoy es jueves, no? Jueves es su viernes?

December 9, 2010  08:56 AM ET
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I don't blame any of the recruits. A head coach stepping down is a big deal. Particularly in this case.

Indeed...

... recruits are going a lot because of the coaches.

December 9, 2010  08:58 AM ET
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Yo soy mi propio jefe. Yo trabajo cuando me siento como el.

Me Llamo 56thO?

December 9, 2010  08:59 AM ET
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Yo soy mi propio jefe. Yo trabajo cuando me siento como el.

LOL

December 9, 2010  09:00 AM ET
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Indeed...... recruits are going a lot because of the coaches.

I'm not coming down on Urbie, but I do feel bad for last year's recruits, if they stuck with their committment because they thought he'd be there.

December 9, 2010  09:02 AM ET
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Me rei.

V

December 9, 2010  09:03 AM ET
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Mi rei ruidosamente. Usted tomo espanol uno en la escuela secundaria tampoco usted.

Uh oh, how do you say, " I'm in over my head "

December 9, 2010  09:05 AM ET
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I'm not coming down on Urbie, but I do feel bad for last year's recruits, if they stuck with their committment because they thought he'd be there.

Although I am drinking the Kool aid and believe that Meyer had every intention to stay, I feel bad for last years recruits who were told he was staying. Even though it was true at the time, it is not true now.

 
December 9, 2010  09:06 AM ET
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Exactly. They got scrued by UF and UM IMO. They were sold a bill of goods to keep them in the class. Although, haven't they lost quite a few since then. either way its still bs.

Yes, UF lost quite a few, but have to wonder if Urbie's heart just wasn't in it and that translated to a couple more losses then might have been.

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