Sunday, December 27, 2009

URBAN MEYER STEPS DOWN

Flordia’s Urban Meyer, the most successful college coach in the nation over the past five years, surprised the college football world when he announced suddenly yesterday that he is stepping down as the coach of the Gators.

Unknown to most, Meyer had chest pains that sent him to the hospital after Alabama beat his Florida Gators in the Southeastern Conference championship game on Dec. 5.

Exactly three weeks later, the 45-year-old Meyer announced he is stepping down. He resigned after five seasons and two national titles. In so many words, he said he needed to get his priorities straight.

He will coach his final game at the Sugar Bowl against Cincinnati on New Year’s Day.

He leaves No. 5 Florida with a 56-10 record that includes a 32-8 mark in league play and a school-record 22-game winning streak that was snapped by the Crimson Tide in that SEC title game.

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