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By earjerseyqq144 on Mar 28, 2014 08:59 AM
Nick Saban whiffed on chance to hire Urban Meyer in 1990


Today, Alabama coach Nick Saban and Florida's Urban Meyer are a crimefighting duo banding together against the growing threat of dirty agents (and possibly pimps).


The nearly worked together 20 years ago, too.


Meyer (left) and Saban (right) will square off Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. No. 7 Florida plays No. on CBS.


The University of Toledo hired Saban as its head coach in 1990. If the SabanToledo link sounds unfamiliar, that is because Saban bolted after one year to become Bill Belichick's http://www.officialhockeyblues.com/Authentic-Patrik-Berglund-Jersey defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns.


Anyway, Saban was trying to assemble a staff at Toledo and Meyer was a 26yearold assistant at Illinois State looking for a chance to move out of a frustrating and struggling program.


So he called Saban's house. He didn't get Saban, but instead reached his wife, Terry. She was impressed.


"Terry really interviewed him," Saban said this week. "She told me that night, 'Boy, this really interesting guy called and really sounded like a topnotch, smart, articulate you really need to talk to this guy.' It was Urban."


Saban admitted he "really kind of messed that one up." He never returned Meyer's call and forgot all about him until the rest of the world began learning who he was.


"It's really one of the Chris Stewart M Jersey biggest mistakes I've ever made," Saban said.


No one knows what would have happened if Meyer joined Saban's staff, but things worked out OK for Meyer. Authentic Patrik Berglund Jersey His mentor, Earle Bruce, got the head job at Colorado State and hired Meyer as his wide receivers coach. Meyer parlayed that into the same position at Notre Dame six seasons later before launching his headcoaching career at Bowling Green in 2001.


Meyer spent two years at Bowling Green and two at Utah before coming to Florida. Last weekend, he became the fastest coach in the modern era to reach 100 wins.


"I've always had a tremendous amount of respect for Urban Meyer and what he's accomplished, Saban said. think he cares about college football and college football players and that's why he was interested in being involved in the agent deal to make things better for college football and college football players.


and performance is really what defines success.


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