Public perception and reality can be 2 different things. We all know Florida is a hot spot for college football talent and The University of Florida is one of the flagship universities in the state. The perception of Urban Meyer being a great recruiter vs. the reality of
As the years roll by, Florida fans more and more seem to appreciate what Zook did for the program. Even though he didn’t even make it through three seasons, he recruited his tail off, restocked the cupboard and left Meyer the nucleus of a national-title team. Meyer, in turn, left successor Will Muschamp the nucleus of the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl team.
Will is a good guy and a good football coach,” Zook says. “You just have to give him a chance to recruit and get his people in there. The program is not where it should be from a talent standpoint.