There was a time in Urban Meyer's coaching career where he would have overlooked Ahmad Black as a recruit. The reports of Black being too short and too slow are well documented. Meyer used to look past those players, too. However, his decision to recruit Black helped the head coach end his career with a victory Saturday at the Outback Bowl.
January 1, 2011
Ahmad Black's relationship with Urban Meyer didn't get off to the best start. It actually began with Black walking back to the locker room after the head coach kicked him out of practice. That happened the first day Black stepped foot on Florida's practice field as a freshman.
December 29, 2010
Ahmad Black liked what Florida had to offer when he came out of Lakeland High School but growing up a Florida State fan made him unsure. Constantly in his ear was Florida running back Chris Rainey, who ended up being the reason seven players from Lakeland signed with Florida. Without Rainey in their ear, it wouldn't have happened.
November 25, 2010
Senior safety Ahmad Black spoke to media members Tuesday for one of the last times of his college career. Black said it is starting to hit him that his time at UF is winding down and he will be emotional at Saturday's game as it is his last time playing in the Swamp.
November 17, 2010
We heard from some veterans at Monday's press conference. Let's start with center Mike Pouncey who talked about Chris Rainey's return to the team. Pouncey said Rainey has really turned his attitude around and is ready to take this "second chance" and run with it...literally.
November 8, 2010