Gainesville, FL (AP) - Florida and Miami used to play
annually, a once-heated rivalry that made other series look tame,
and they still vie for top recruits every year.
Now, they could be competing for a football coach, too.
The Hurricanes fired Randy Shannon on Nov. 28 and got a head
start on the replacement process. The Gators lost Urban Meyer on
Wednesday when he resigned for the second time in less than a year,
saying he wanted to "focus on family and other interests away from
It's the first time since 1978 that the two Sunshine State
rivals were looking for head coaches at the same time. As both
schools can attest, finding the right guy can be the difference
between mediocrity and superiority.
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