Former Florida WR Travis Taylor: Will Muschamp Much Friendlier To Gators Alums Than Urban Meyer

Will Muschamp has failed to produce success at Florida at the same rate that Urban Meyer did, but the current Gators coach is better than the Ohio State head man in at least one category, according to a former wideout. 

Appearing on 1010XL radio in Jacksonville on Wednesday, former Florida wide receiver Travis Taylor spoke about the differences between Muschamp and Meyer when it comes to reaching out to Gator alumni. 

“You can tell a difference when Urban was there and when coach Muschamp came in,” Taylor said. “More older guys got involved. Older guys started coming around. We had the spring game, all the older guys come in. We had a day with the team.

“When Urban was there, we didn’t have that. I think now, Terry Jackson is basically kind of over player development, getting the guys out in the community and stuff like that. You can tell there’s a difference of what Muschamp is trying to do with the guys coming back and really feeding into the younger guys.”

Taylor played under Steve Spurrier at Florida from 1997-99, ending his career with 71 catches for 1,150 yards and 15 touchdowns. He spent nine seasons in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2000. 

Taylor was a part of Muschamp’s staff at Florida in 2011, helping with the wide receivers. 

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Andrew Holleran is an editor at College Spun.