What’s it going to take to shut this guy up? First he bashes the BCS system only to quietly backtrack when his Gators end up in the Championship game. Then he decries the recruiting process when in fact he’s the all-time king of poaching other school’s commits. Now, apparently not satisfied with a national championship and a #1 recruiting class, he’s decided to just make shit up…
This just in from The Gainesville Sun:
Meyer marketing UF
When asked about the basketball team’s performance in the Final Four, Meyer used the opportunity to do a little self-promotion for UF athletics.
“I don’t know how good a job we do marketing our school,” Meyer said. “Someone laid a piece of paper on my desk telling how our basketball team is 100 percent graduation rate and our football team in 80 percent graduation rate, No. 1 out of 56 bowl teams.
“You’d think that’s kind of important information in this day and age, so I’ll say it again. We’re No. 1 out of 56 bowl teams in the country and our basketball team was 100 percent graduation rate. We need to market our program a little better.”
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Then again, there’s the actual Div I-A graduation numbers of the bowl teams, per the official December 2006 NCAA Graduation Report:
- Navy — 98%
- Boston College — 96%
- Notre Dame — 95%
- Wake Forest — 93%
- Nebraska — 88%
- Penn State — 83%
Florida’s 80% graduation rate is, “No. 1 out of 56 bowl teams.”
Which 56 bowl teams are we talking about exactly?
Whatever. Florida is the reigning sports dynasty no doubt. But memo to Coach Meyer: be proud of your 80% graduation rate, show a little class in winning, and stop so thoroughly and consistently blowing smoke up people’s asses.
If power and success intoxicates, then Urban Liar has downed about a fifth of whisky and is bent over the toilet chucking gator sausage right about now.
And a special shout-out to The Gainesville Sun‘s crack team of fact checkers!