Not even a few hours after Florida wins the National Championship. Have they even finished engraving the plaque?
Already, there is the inevitable column about how NFL Team X should look into trying to hire Urban Meyer. In this case, it's for the New York Giants (who, hasn't actually fired Tom Coughlin -- yet).
Nick Saban, he didn't exactly make anyone in South Florida forget Don Shula during his brief cameo with the Dolphins - or Dave Wannstedt, for that matter. There seems to be a distinct, if invisible, line separating collegiate genius from professional brilliance, a line hardly anyone ever gets to cross. Paul Brown did. Jimmy Johnson did. John Robinson did. It's a small card table of members.
Could Urban Meyer?
Well, after the way Meyer's Gators squashed Ohio State in the BCS Championship Game last night, 41-14, it certainly forces you to ask the question, especially if you root for an NFL team that may or may not have a head-coaching vacancy in the coming days. A team like, say, the New York football Giants.
I suppose it shouldn't shock me. Yet the sheer speed at which the story is already there is impressive. Guess "Around the Horn" has one more of its topics chosen for today.