Urban Meyer will never be as beloved as Steve Spurrier
Gator fans love Meyer’s success, but do they love his personality?

Meyer will never, ever be as beloved at UF or in the Southeastern Conference as Spurrier once was. And, contrary to popular perception, this has little to do with Spurrier being a football hero and the first Heisman Trophy winner in UF history.

No, this is more about Urban Meyer’s relationship with Gator Nation than it is about Steve Spurrier’s. More precisely, it’s about Urban Meyer having little connection with the fans who root for the Gators, the booster clubs who support the Gators and the media who cover the Gators.