spoiler alert: i linked this
WTKA is having a bunch of former players in studio and on-air to talk about Vada Murray, Jim Mandich, probably Phil Brabbs, in light of their struggles with serious health issues. 8am till 10am.
I apologize for bringing up an old topic but Detroit News just published an article linked below, suggesting that Meyer's alleged return to UF seems to be a ploy.
I too pray that Meyer fully recovers. However, the Detroit News article raises some real issues. Personally, I recall hearing that Meyer:
1.was said during his hospitalization to be dehydrated, which can lead to a heart attack
2.reported crushing chest pain, although I do not recall any report of the duration and location
3.had a strong family history of heart problems
4.initially was said to have “no chance” of returning to Florida as Head Coach by none other than his wife (see link)
Although Meyer has not been forthcoming about his circumstances and has given only spotty information-- also although there are many possible causes of chest pain--my best guess as a doctor is that Meyer had a heart attack. Even if one discounts the clinical information provided, if the diagnosis was less ominous, I cannot imagine why he would initially resign and why his wife would react so strongly.
If the news article is right and his retraction of his initial statement about resigning as HC is just a recruiting ploy, it is neither clever or wise IMO. You might be able to fool a 17-year old kid but you can't fool Mother Nature. Although his doctor may have encouraged physical activity, too much stress can be a problem, and recruiting can be pretty stressful. For sake of himself and his family, I hope and pray he is following his doctor's orders. Otherwise,he may not just be gone from UF but gone (period).
I know Shaw had the sports hernia surgery ... Any report of him participating in practices ? from what i took he would be ready for opening day and i am hoping he is full go ... His versatility to catch out of the backfield and even line up at Slot WR could be a help if Tate does indeed start from the opening snap.
I also have heard Mouton had surgery during the off-season and he is a VERY important player this season ... he showed a great motor last year and i have not heard much about his health progression ... i think it was his shoulder ..which scares me because ..well LBs need their shoulders.
While im at it .. i seen a interview with Troy Woolfolk about him playing a centerfield type of role ... I like his speed back there and he said he was focused on bulking up ... With Stevie Brown in the hybrid role i was thinking of who would compete with Woolfolk for the position ... Mike Williams would be an obvious choice as the scouting report on him was good read and react player but lacks the speed which a centerfield role would need.
I know the answers are far and between as the program tends to play their hand close to their chest ... but just asking if anybody close to the program got some answers.