The following quote from the Troy Smith article got me thinking....
Instead, Urban Meyer’s Florida Gators ran roughshod over the Buckeyes. The loss was a gut-punch to Ohio State and set in motion a chain of events that would actually lead Meyer to Columbus. But it also extinguished a proper and deserving sendoff for Smith.
Take a look at the bolded text and really REALLY think about it.
Let's play a little would you rather.
Would you rather:
A) Win the '06 National Championship over Florida and everything else plays out the same except we do NOT get Urban. We still have all of the Tat-gate stuff happen, still lose Tress but NOT get Urban as our coach,
B) Have it happen the way it did. We lose, Florida wins, Urban stresses out because of the pressure to keep winning, leaves Florida and comes to Ohio State to probably win 5 National Championships.
EDIT: No hypotheticals, no what ifs. There's no guarantee that Urban will win a National Championship. He may not, he may win 5.
Do you make that trade TODAY?
This is actually pretty tough for me. I would LOVE to have that National Championship from 06', but if it means not getting Urban, I'm not sure....