Meyer faces tougher title road than Weis

It appears Charlie Weis and Notre Dame face a much easier road to winning national titles than Florida and Urban Meyer, writes Beano Cook.

Updated: May 1, 2006, 4:02 PM ET
By Beano Cook | ESPN Insider
The story goes that one reason Urban Meyer decided to accept the head football coaching job at Florida, instead of Notre Dame, was the myth that it would be easier for the Gators to win the national title than the Fighting Irish.

And that, as it turns out, is what it is -- a myth.

Charlie Weis
AP PhotoCharlie Weis and ND play seven home games in 2006.
At this stage, it seems easier to raise the national championship flag in South Bend than in Gainesville.

Beano Cook

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Carroll H. "Beano" Cook joined ESPN in March 1986 and served as a college football studio commentator and occasional sideline reporter, in addition to offering college football commentary on ESPN Radio. He died in October 2012.