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By ANTONYA ENGLISH and MIKE STEPHENSON
Published December 8, 2004
INTRODUCING URBAN MEYER
[Times photo: James Borchuck]
Gary Shelton: One thing's for sure: He can talk the talk
Confidence is in the heir
Football is more than family affair
He can coach, but can he recruit?
Meyer's coaching style is a stark contrast to Zook
With Urban comes renewal
Assistant to coach bowl
Meyer at a glance
The name on the tip of every Florida fan's tongue is also a headline writer's dream come true.
Coming soon to a newspaper near you:
Urban Development , Urban Legend , Urban Sprawl , Urban Blight .
"There are some fun ones, but once," said David Schneider, sports editor of the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, who cautioned his staff not to overdo the Urban headlines.
Many believe new Gators coach Urban Meyer was named after Catholic popes, eight of whom have been named Urban, most recently in the 1600s.
That may be true, but Meyer's dad, Urban Meyer II, told the Times in November he wasn't sure.
"It was my father's name, and I don't know where he got it from," said the elder Meyer, who goes by Bud. "He named me Urban because people were supposed to do that back then. And then I named Urban that because people were supposed to do that. And then he named his kid Nathan because people are supposed to do that.
"At some point it has to stop, I guess. But honestly, I don't really know where the name came from. I just know there were three Urbans."
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