COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) In his six seasons as the head coach at Florida, Urban Meyer didn't have to wait long to see if he was really welcome in a Sunshine State recruit's home.
"(They were) either a `Nole, `Cane or a Gator," he said, referring to the backers of the Florida State Seminoles, Miami Hurricanes or his own Florida Gators. "You (could) walk in, `How are you today?' and they (would use their arms to make the motion of an alligator chomp). And it would be a good day for you."
Now Meyer is the coach at Ohio State, the dominant team in its state instead of having to share the spotlight with several other top-ranked programs.