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Urban Meyer Demands Your Eternal Loyalty

Urban Meyer doesn't care how many Florida passing records you set—that was like last century!—if you want to be a Gator, then you shut your mouth and know your role.

Former Gator "great" Shane Matthews now makes at least part of his living doing a radio show in Gainesville and had some slightly critical words about the Florida game plan after they lost to Ole Miss last year. Some of his vitriol included comments like, "I can't understand why we didn't take advantage of that. [man-to-man defense.]" Ouch. Settle down, buddy. But the current head of the program does not care for such traitorous dissent and made his own feelings on the matter plain at a recent booster club meeting.

"If you want to be critical of a player on our team or a coach on our team you can buy a ticket for seat 37F, you're not welcome back in the football office. You're either a Gator or you're not a Gator."


He's talking about you, Shane Matthews! What the fuck did you ever do for Florida football? Don't you realize that without that embarrassing loss to the Rebels, there's no The Promise? And without The Promise, there's no ... we'll let's not even contemplate that scenario. Just do your penance—a three-hour dinner with Emmitt Smith should suffice—and maybe they'll let you back in the pearly gates soon.

Meyer bristles at criticism of Gators [Orlando Sentinel]

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