Meyer Named "Coach of the Decade"

Urban Meyer, who has led Florida to two national championships in three seasons, is Sporting News' college football coach of the decade, the publication announced today. The honor is part of a 14-page tribute to the athletes, coaches and teams of the 2000s in the new issue of the magazine, which arrives on newsstands this week.

Said Gators quarterback Tim Tebow of Meyer, who has gone 86-17 while coaching Bowling Green, Utah and Florida: "It goes way beyond what he does as a coach and how he wins championships. The real key is how he relates to people, how he reaches players and convinces them to want to, to need to, perform at their highest level. Guys aren't afraid to compete here, to rise to performing at the highest level. To expect it. When players expect it, they start to demand it of themselves and their teammates. That's how you become a team, how championships are won."

Courtesy UF Sports Information

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