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Article Discusses Urban Meyer’s Love of Buffett

December 5th, 2008

Two weeks ago we reported on Jimmy Buffett’s attendance at a University of Florida football game. Buffett joined head coach Urban Meyer (pictured right / AP photo by Mark Humphrey) and the team in the locker room after the game. In today’s edition of the Miami Herald, they expand on Meyer’s love of Buffett’s music and escapism:

At heart, Meyer — one of the country’s best college football coaches — is a fan of Jimmy Buffett. That’s right. Meyer is a Parrot Head. He even owns an official pair of Margaritaville flip-flops.

”Urban doesn’t just like Jimmy Buffett, Urban wants to be Jimmy Buffett,” said Shelley Meyer, Urban’s wife.

“To Urban, Jimmy just has the greatest life because he gets to be laid-back. That’s Urban’s dream, just to be relaxed and have fun.”

There will be no relaxing for Meyer in the next few days. His Florida Gators, ranked No. 2 in nation by The Associated Press with an 11-1 record, play No. 1 Alabama on Saturday in Atlanta for the Southeastern Conference championship.


The playful side of Urban Meyer can be traced back to a warm summer day in Cincinnati where he was a college player and worked part-time at the Timberwolf Amphitheater. That’s when Meyer met Buffett.

”He really loves the guy,” Shelley said. “We have every Buffett CD ever made and from February to August they literally play nonstop.”

Read the entire article here.

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