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Meyer Called Recruits To Share Outback News

Meyer Called Recruits To Share Outback News

When one of the worst kept secrets in all of college football became official Sunday, that the Florida Gators were going to be playing in the Outback Bowl in Tampa (January 2), Coach Urban Meyer made a call to his wife Shelley, then he started calling recruits to share the good news. Playing so close to home and in a January bowl game are huge selling points for high school prospects who are considering the Gators.

"The minute that I heard, other than my wife the phone calls were to recruits because I think that's critical," said Meyer in a Sunday evening teleconference after the official announcement of bowl pairings. "When you say January 1st or January 2nd and you say the Outback Bowl and then you're playing a team with a great reputation like Iowa, it's all positive. There's not a negative thing to it...

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