Team preview: Bowling Green

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2005 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 25, 2005
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(All information as of July 1, 2005)

COACH AND PROGRAM

After two successful seasons at Bowling Green, Urban Meyer was considered a young coach on the rise and split for a bigger program in Utah. Gregg Brandon has done even better than his predecessor over the same span with two winning seasons and two bowl victories. Last year, the Falcons capped off the season with an impressive 52-35 victory over Memphis in the GMAC Bowl.

So if Meyer was able to move on after his success, you might wonder why Brandon is back with the Falcons this season.

It's because he doesn't want to go anywhere else.

"People compare me to Urban, but he was on the fast track," said Brandon, who joined BGSU five years ago with Meyer as the team's offensive coordinator. "I'm happy to stay at Bowling Green as long as they'll have me."