Meyer's wife not his first choice to host Gator Growl
If he had been in charge of booking the talent, Florida coach Urban Meyer would have gone in a different direction.
But the students in charge of producing tonight's Gator Growl thought Shelley Meyer was the perfect choice to host "Gator Growl 2007: Nation of Champions'' - billed as the world's largest pep rally.
"When I heard that, I said "What are you doing,?'' Meyer said earlier this week. "She said, "the students asked me, what was I supposed to do, say no? I said, "Yeah, say no.''
Meyer added that he's not surprised his wife didn't turn down the invitation.
"She's all about the students at this campus,'' he said.
Tonight's event will be headlined by comedian Frank Caliendo and the legendary band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
As of Friday morning, tickets were still available. They are $20 for non-students and can be purchased at the O'Connell Center Gate 1 beginning at 1 p.m.