FanPost

Should the doctor be in Gainesville?

I came up with the stupidest idea the other day, but the more I think about it, the more I like it.  I don't think that any of us like the notion of Steve Addazio being the interim head coach.  What if, god forbid, Meyer is not ready to come back in August?  The thought keeps me awake at night after seeing Addazio struggle when moved from OL coach to OC this past season.  He did not handle the additional responsibility well, even with a 6'4" 245 lb crutch to lean on.

Foley's problem is obvious though. Adazzio was really his only choice. He couldn't bring in someone from outside, the program because what coach in their right mind is going to take a temporary head coaching position without real control of the program??!  Since Strong departed - Adazzio was left as the only player still holding cards - and therefore got the job by default.

I started thinking about who would be better for the program...someone who could actually afford to take the temporary position.  Someone at a stage in their life where they don't need the money or long term commitment.   Someone we could trust and could actually HELP recruiting instead of hamper it.  I was only able to come up with one name.

Lou Holtz.

Now before you lay into me  - hear me out.  Holtz and Urban are already good friends. Lou said so on the air several times when the story broke and Meyer has brought him in to give speeches to the Gators before. The guy can still motivate young men. We wouldn't have to worry about him not wanting to relinquish the position when Meyer is ready to return full time. As a friend and former successful coach, he could also counsel Meyer and help him learn to relax a little bit. He can help teach Meyer how to survive as a coach long term.  Plus - he's even held Meyer's "dream job!" (kidding on that one).

Regarding recruiting, most of these high school stars are ESPN junkies.  They watch Holtz all the time with his silly ask the doctor segment. He is a figurehead, an icon.  I would think that Lou Holtz sitting in a livingroom with a high school senior and his parents telling them all what a first class program Florida is, would do nothing to hurt our recruiting efforts.

So what do you think?  I think Interim Gator Coach Lou Holtz sounds a lot better than Steve Addazio.

Please be kind and use good grammar.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Alligator Army

You must be a member of Alligator Army to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Alligator Army. You should read them.

Join Alligator Army

You must be a member of Alligator Army to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Alligator Army. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker