Gators’ spread offense catching on in the NFL

GAINESVILLE – Urban Meyer took a steno pad from the reporter sitting on his office couch and began scribbling away. With two diagrams, the University of Florida coach explained the concepts behind his base offensive formations: the spread and the single wing.

“I’m kind of giving you everything we do here,” he said.
Hardly everything, but a brief lesson cracked open a window into Meyer’s fascinating world of X’s and O’s. It’s a place that’s become a sought-after destination among his peers these days, but that’s no revelation given Meyer’s astonishing run of championships since arriving in Gainesville.
Some of the folks requesting offseason audiences, however, might come as a surprise.