But, I don't really have strong opinions on him, his methods, or the S&C topic. I'm sure one of the Corsican brothers can answer definitively.
What I seem to recall is that his methods were seen as hokey (charitable) and that he was something of a character. There were and have been reports of various competition-like drills (i.e., flipping tractor tires) and questionable attire.
I knew some players on that team from a class I was teaching and they seemed to think well of him. As you pointed out, he did well at Florida with Meyer.