Found April 09, 2012 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Urban Meyer
The Florida Gators program suffered through a very down season a year ago, and did so in Urban Meyer’s final year in 2010. Now there is a report in the Sporting News that Urban fractured the program prior to leaving, and now it is scrambling to put things back together. According to the report, star players were rewarded with preferential treatment, and even their drug use was overlooked by Meyer, and hidden by using injuries as excuses. One former player went as far as saying that the players were running the team in Meyer’s final two seasons. The report goes into detail about the situation surrounding Harvin, who received more star treatment than anyone else.
It was Harvin, more than anyone, who epitomized the climate Meyer created. While former players say Harvin always was treated differently as a member of Meyer’s Circle of Trust, it was the beginning of his sophomore season—after he helped lead the Gators to the 2006 national title—that it became blatant. That’s also when it began to contribute negatively toward team chemistry.
There were reports that Harvin even attacked a coach, but never suffered any punishment for it. We reported a couple years ago that Harvin flaunted his pot smoking in front of potential recruits. When Urban Meyer took the job at Ohio State, he informed eventual Maryland signee Stefon Diggs, that he wouldn’t allow his kid to go to Florida due to the character issues there. Ironic, since most of the charcater issues that were at Florida were due to recruits under Meyer’s watch.

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