GAINESVILLE -- Urban Meyer was in Atlanta on Wednesday. He visited Georgia Tech, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, and took his son to a Braves game.
Meyer palled around with former Atlanta second baseman Mark Lemke. Lemke and Meyer roomed together in the minors. Meyer, of course, was drafted by the Braves but cut his professional baseball career short to focus on coaching football. A sound decision, I'd say.
Meyer visited the clubhouse before the game and talked with Chipper Jones, one of the biggest Florida Gators fans I've ever met. Seriously, Chipper is a freak about the Gators. I interviewed him during spring training for a preseason story and when he found out I covered the Gators all he wanted to do was talk about Tebow.
AJC columnist Terance Moore chatted it up with Meyer before the game and asked Meyer about last season's emphasis Gator Stomp. Moore tried to stir up a little controversy, calling Georgia's impromptu mosh pit a "big brawl." Meyer didn't take the bait, though. "It wasn't a brawl," Meyer said to Moore. "It was...I don't know what you would call it."
Call it enough motivation to last until the next Cocktail Party.