Meyer has Florida program loaded

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The names didn’t seem all that familiar, but Urban Meyer’s vision became flesh Saturday at Florida Field. Jon Bostic? Dorian Munroe?

Never heard of two of the stars of Florida’s spring scrimmage? You will. Or maybe you won’t. It depends on how hard those players want to work. That’s precisely what Meyer envisioned when he came to Florida from Utah in December 2004. He wanted to build a program so loaded to the gills with talent that his anonymous backups could secede, form their own team and still crack the top 25. Meyer had seen Bobby Bowden do it for a while at Florida State. He had seen Mack Brown do it at Texas. At the time, Pete Carroll was in the midst of doing it at USC.

Now, Meyer has done it.

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4/18/09