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McDonald: Players and Coaches are Closer

McDonald: Players and Coaches are Closer

The dynamics of the player/coach relationship have changed dramatically over the past two decades. Senior defensive lineman Ray McDonald suggests that relationship took an upward turn on the University of Florida campus the moment Urban Meyer assumed control just over a year and half ago.

"More than ever," McDonald said with a broad smile and laugh after I asked how often he drops by the coaches offices, as opposed to two years ago. It was not a question to further insult former Coach Ron Zook- that bus has been driven. Meyer has stated repeatedly that the relationship between the coach and his players is a key component to winning championships and the golden ring that...

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