Saturday, December 04, 2004

Gator's Get Pope Urban

From Jacksonville.com: Florida Gators: Ute movement 12/04/04:

"Utah's Urban Meyer has agreed to become the next coach at the University of Florida, choosing the Gators over Notre Dame, several sources told the Times-Union on Friday.

Meyer's salary package is expected to be in excess of $2 million annually, according to a Utah source. Another report said the deal is a seven-year, $14 million package.

Neither Utah nor Florida officials issued a confirmation of the hiring on Friday, but Meyer's older sister, Cincinnati resident Gigi Escoe, did. She said she spoke with Meyer on Friday afternoon and congratulated him.

'I don't question him at all [about choosing UF over Notre Dame],' she said. 'He did exactly the right thing. He had two wonderful choices. Those opportunities were amazing.' "