March 6, 2007

Parting Shots: Leak during the Meyer Era

After each season GatorBait.net talks to several of the top departing seniors and early entry juniors for a Q&A series we call Parting Shots. Until now, players have been the focus. However, today we'll go in a different direction and take a look at a player's career through the eyes of a parent. Curtis Leak, the father of Chris Leak, gives us his perspective on his son's career as a Gator.

GatorBait.net: When Urban Meyer was named the coach, knowing the offense he ran, were there some worries?

Curtis Leak: "When Urban was hired, the other schools that had recruited Chris - and I'm not going to name any names - started going through different avenues to get in touch with us. Friends would call friends and a coach would call another coach and it would eventually get back to us that so and so wanted to talk about Chris' situation. They knew he could come in and redshirt and still have two years of eligibility. They wanted to sway us to transfer out.


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