Website claims honeymoon’s over for Urban Meyer (honest)

Wait until Urban Meyer gets a look at this website.

Wait until Urban Meyer gets a look at this website.

Fire coach (Fill In The Blank) websites used to be somewhat of a novelty and a source of amusement. Now most of them are just cliche and stupid. But occasionally one pops up worth mentioning, only because of the absurdity of it.

I just found one: FireCoachMeyer.com.

Laugh it up, Bulldog Nation.

I’m just glad George S. Patton didn’t lose to Mississippi State the week after beating the Nazis. He’d be toast.

OK. It’s a down year for the Florida Gators. I get that. But fire Urban Meyer? And replace him with who — Nick Saban? Oh no wait, Alabama lost to South Carolina. He’s old news, too.

It’s possible this website was started by a fan from a rival school (or a recruiting coordinator from a rival school). But given the lunatic fringe among most SEC fan bases, I  lean toward somebody in Gainesville.

(UPDATE: The website appears to be a carryover from a Fire Ron Zook website in 2005.)

The site looks like it was slapped together in about five minutes (and possible following five beers). It carries the heading: “FireCoachMeyer.com. The dawning of a new era . . .”

Below that: “BREAKING NEWS: Gators UNRANKED! 3 LOSSES IN A ROW.” And then this: “What is it going to take for the University, Almuni, and Fans to realize that the leadership of Urban is now bringing down the program. 2010 is just as we worried…and it all started with the Flip Flop from our coach.” (The reference: to Meyer’s abbreviated retirement.)

The bottom of the page reads: “The honeymoon is over. And prepare for the new term, ’sub-Urban.’”

There’s also an “apparel” link. But T-shirts must not be printed yet because the link doesn’t work.

For what it’s worth, I’ve sent an email to the site’s administrator. No response so far.

In Meyer’s first five seasons, the Gators finished 9-3, 13-1, 9-4, 13-1, 13-1. Included in there: two BCS championships, two SEC titles, three SEC East Division titles and AP rankings finishes of 12, 1, 13, 1 and 3 (the only loss last year coming to national champion Alabama).

This season, Florida is a mediocre 4-3 (2-3 in the SEC) and has dropped three straight regular season games for the first time since 1988. So for at least one pea-brain, the honeymoon is over. Son, push away from the keyboard.

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Heath

October 18th, 2010
5:15 pm

If UGA scores first, I hope they do an endzone dance. :)

Bring Ball Wally Butts

October 18th, 2010
5:18 pm

Yeah, only you professionals can call for a coach to be canned, right Jeff?

Ted M

October 18th, 2010
5:20 pm

I was wondering, considering his almost retirement last year how soon before he starts to get bombarded with questions about stress management and possible retirement?

But firing is stupid no one absolutely no one thinks that might happen.

Dawg_Mike

October 18th, 2010
5:20 pm

absurd……but then again, the lunatic fringe are just that. Lunatics.

Ted M

October 18th, 2010
5:22 pm

It has to be a rival. No one in FL could be that stupid.

Heath

October 18th, 2010
5:22 pm

The problem for Florida is that now that Tebow is gone, other teams get the calls they should get. If a Gator makes a catch while standing two feet out of bounds, it is ruled incomplete. If a linbacker for another school gets within 6 feet of the Florida QB, the refs aren’t under orders to throw a roughing the passer flag. If UF misses a field goal, it isn’t an automatic offsides penalty on the other team’s defense.

Now that Sister Christian has gone on to keep the bench warm in Denver, the NCAA has no investment in making sure the Gators get to the SECCG. Chin up, Urban, and welcome to the reality all other schools face where they have to earn the wins.

Jeff Schultz

October 18th, 2010
5:23 pm

Bring Ball Wally Butts — Dude. If you’re referencing Mark Richt, I’ve never once written: Fire Mark Richt. Look it up, bunky. But it’s not even about that, it’s about a guy who’s won of last four BCS titles.

Jeff Schultz

October 18th, 2010
5:25 pm

Ted M — The questions about the stress and the flip-flop on retirement I’m sure are forthcoming. That’s legitimate. I wrote a column at the time wondering how much that would hurt him and the team.

Ted M

October 18th, 2010
5:28 pm

Hey Jeff,

Did you order some of that “Liquid Trust” they were hawking on fire meyer website? LOL

Ryno

October 18th, 2010
5:29 pm

Here’s hoping his little girl gets her daddy back soon. He pretty much lied to her about that the last time. I’m sorry. He did tell the truth…for about half a day.

Ted M

October 18th, 2010
5:29 pm

He has gotta be feeling more stress now too.

Dawg_Mike

October 18th, 2010
5:32 pm

Still taking bets on when Chris Rainey will play again.
My bet is he plays in Jax on 10/30.
Urb will say he has paid his price, yada, yada, yada…but the reality is it gives UF the best chance to win and prevent 4 losses in a row, which would intensify the lunatic fringe even more.

Dawg_Mike

October 18th, 2010
5:33 pm

Can you imagine the heat if FL loses to UGA in UGA’s worst year since……well, ever?

Chuck

October 18th, 2010
5:33 pm

I wonder if this website has looked into the bulk shipping prices of sending those T-Shirts to Athens?

GTBob

October 18th, 2010
5:35 pm

SEC fans are borderline insane most of the time but I don’t think they are that crazy. Urban Meyer is easily one of the best coaches in college football.

SadDawg

October 18th, 2010
5:36 pm

Jeff, thanks for this info.

I’m slightly less embarressed about the firemarkricht.com site I see pop up here and there at times.

While I call for Bobo’s demotion back to QB coach routinely, I still back Richt for CEO of the Dawgs.

Am I fringe?

And Urban Myer will stay at UF as long as he wants. Foley is a smart man, even if some fans aren’t.

George P

October 18th, 2010
5:36 pm

The domain name was registered on November 20th, 2004, so this is clearly not a spur-of-the-moment thing. The message boards have been active since 2005. Apparently it’s the same guy who ran “fireronzook.com”.

I especially like this comment from 2005:

“The hype everyone was giving Meyer’s gimmicky, Spread-Option offense appears to be nothing more than an “Urban Myth”. Gimmicks will not work in the SEC. If may be a good thing for UF that Urban’s offense was exposed early in the season. Perhaps now they can make some changes and get back to playing Florida football. That performance vs. Alabama on saturday was the worst I’ve seen in a big game since the FSU game back in 2000. The only impressive playcall I saw by Urban the entire afternoon was the fake punt. Sorry, just plain sorry.”

The ole ball Coach

October 18th, 2010
5:36 pm

Watch out Heath you will be expelled for telling it like is was….LOL

"Da Real" Damon Evans

October 18th, 2010
5:36 pm

Well well well. His QB is at Auburn and UGA and FSU will kick their rear ends.

those scat backs are only useful in an option offense.

AJ should transfer to SC.

This is what happens when you try to run a clean program. Every squad needs a few gangbangers like dunta ROBINSON.

dunta brought the wood yesterday unlike his teammates.

Jeff Schultz

October 18th, 2010
5:37 pm

George P– Yeah, just added the Zook thing.

Jeff Schultz

October 18th, 2010
5:37 pm

Dawg_Mike — I think you’d win that bet on Rainey.

Jeff Schultz

October 18th, 2010
5:38 pm

Chuck — if you’re an enterprising man, I’m guessing you could sell a few outside of the stadium in Jacksonville.

SadDawg

October 18th, 2010
5:39 pm

Dang, Heath, don’t do that. If UF kicks UGA’s everloving ass in two weeks, what are you gonna say (write) then?

Wait til after the game to tug on the gator’s tail . . .

athensdawg

October 18th, 2010
5:40 pm

corch urban meyers gots to go.
the gators are no longer the best team in all the conference that they play.
percy harvey and tim tebow have gone.
we need a change, cause…
one
too
tree fo five
them gators don’t take no jive.

Bama in Atlanta

October 18th, 2010
5:45 pm

I call dibbs on “FireSteveSpurrier.com”!!!

I just wish I had started that campaign at least 3 weeks ago!

Asheville Dawg

October 18th, 2010
5:46 pm

Urban needs to re-think that retirement idea again. What happens in Gainesville if they don’t win ten games for three years in a row. Start sharpening the shanks now!

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Ted M

October 18th, 2010
5:46 pm

Holy Cow! If that is a carry over from fire Ron Zook that means it is a Gator fan and not a rival.

That would make, at least some of the Gator fans, the stupidest fans on Earth.

lanier

October 18th, 2010
5:50 pm

Schultzy its gettin time for another digiblog

Boise Dawg

October 18th, 2010
5:52 pm

Absurd… I think both Urban Meyer and Nick Saban have done a disservice to themselves and other coaches in the profession. It is highly unusual in college football to win 2 championships so soon (Meyer) and it is highly unusual for a coach to turn a program around so quickly (Saban). No team or coach stays dominate forever. I suspected this last year… that if either one of them were to stay at their respective programs as long as Mark Richt has at Georgia they are going to deal with turmoil and dissapointing seasons. Meyer is tasting his already… it will happen to Saban as well.

boots

October 18th, 2010
5:53 pm

This is just an odd down year for the East. Honestly, I know UGA sucks this year, but we could be a legit 4-2 right now (not that even that record is anything to brag about). Both UGA and FL recruit well. The big downer is the Vols who show no signs of turning things around, but UK and SC seem to be rising. Meyer is solid (as is Richt) for at least two years.

Bo

October 18th, 2010
5:55 pm

“I’m just glad George S. Patton didn’t lose to Mississippi State the week after beating the Nazis. He’d be toast.” — Good one Jeff.

SOUTHGADAWG88

October 18th, 2010
5:57 pm

Dang TampaGator,GatorBob and GaGator have disappeared!Personally I can see similar SEC seasons like this one coming over the next couple of years.The talent gap between Bama,FLA and LSU is not as deep as some pundits think.The Gators biggest issue seems to be they have no real superstar caliber players on offense….imagine that

SOUTHGADAWG88

October 18th, 2010
5:59 pm

Meaning Bama,LSU and FLA compared to the rest of the league.

5150 P.O.A.D.

October 18th, 2010
6:03 pm

Print the Damon mug shot and Red Panties on the back of the T-Shirt and all fans will have a T-Shirt to buy.

5150 P.O.A.D.

October 18th, 2010
6:04 pm

It is really sounding like Crowell is going to Bama or FSU.

1234

October 18th, 2010
6:09 pm

Enter your comments here

Delbert D.

October 18th, 2010
6:10 pm

Since the site goes all the way back to 2004 and “fireronzook” I conclude that the finger points at…..McGarity.

Ted M

October 18th, 2010
6:11 pm

Boise Dawg – You’re acting like Meyer is on the “Hot Seat”. He is not on the “Hot Seat” and he certainly is not dealing with anything pertaining to that stupid website. That’s just some crackpot fan who’s not dealing with a full deck.

hard to imagine

October 18th, 2010
6:12 pm

I think the day of security for a coach is over. With Saban, Richt and Meyer feeling the heat and Stoops did a few years ago and the legend Bowden run out of Talahassee….. you can’t make or have rational thoughts for such irrational expectations.

Someone is going to win and someone is going to loose. The escalating salaries have been their own un doing…. Mack Brown was even getting heat before the burner was turned down after this weekend with Nebraska. WOW….

Go DAWGS

1234 S.O.A.J.

October 18th, 2010
6:12 pm

No, what it sounds like is 5150 is an idiot. On a jacket. Yellow, you know.

Ted M

October 18th, 2010
6:25 pm

It’s “hard to imagine” anyone thinks Saban and Meyer are feeling the heat.

Ted M

October 18th, 2010
6:29 pm

Meyer is only feeling, perhaps, self imposed stress.

70 Dawg

October 18th, 2010
6:31 pm

Tried to warn the Gators about rebuilding after losing a great QB like Tebow but NOOOO. They thought Brantley could step right in. Now I’m LMAO.

Boise Dawg

October 18th, 2010
6:32 pm

Ted M… I don’t think Meyer is on a hot seat. I think it is absurd that any crack pot fan from any team would think so. I was just stating an opinion that Meyer and Saban will not be able to sustain the run of success they have had over the long haul. Not saying he won’t ever win another title… just think Florida and Alabama fans better get used to not winning the SEC every year.

P. Bull Terrier

October 18th, 2010
6:33 pm

Fire Jeff Shultz!

What have you done for me lately, Jeff? You haven’t written anything new since 5:39 p.m. this evening. I want instant gratification.

Whatever

October 18th, 2010
6:33 pm

This is the problem with coaches and money. Schools/fans want instant championships and when coaches have bad years the fans want the coaches fired. Urban is having a bad year because of inexperienced players. Same with UGA. People need to take a deep breath and shut up.

Fans of these schools need to get a life.

Whatever

October 18th, 2010
6:35 pm

“His QB is at Auburn and UGA and FSU will kick their rear ends.”

Florida owns UGA. If Florida had a team of handicapped donkeys, they’d still beat UGA.

Whatever

October 18th, 2010
6:36 pm

Urban Meyer: 2 national titles in 4 years.

UGA: 1 national title in 30 years.

I think Florida is just fine with Urban Meyer.

Tazz Dawg

October 18th, 2010
6:40 pm

If FL fans really want to fire Meyer. They’re bigger morons than a UGA fan can give them credit for! OMG I’ll take the Cryer over MR any day!

UF biggest bunch of Morons this side of the Mississippi!