Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

26 Dec 2009

Urban Meyer Steps Down at Florida

Urban Meyer is apparently leaving the University of Florida because of some sort of health problems. Absolutely shocking. I will give him the benefit of the doubt and assume this actually is a health issue, not him leaving for another job. If he wanted to leave for an NFL job, wouldn't he just, you know, leave specifically for an NFL job?

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 26 Dec 2009

22 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2009, 5:25pm by commissionerleaf

Comments

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by capt. Anonymous (not verified) :: Sat, 12/26/2009 - 7:56pm

wow....cements him as a legend if he nnever coaches again

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by capt. Anonymous (not verified) :: Sat, 12/26/2009 - 8:14pm

not having tebow is now a health issue????

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by feely :: Sat, 12/26/2009 - 8:41pm

I'm sorry, part of me just has to laugh that the Florida job opened right after someone FINALLY hired Charlie Strong. (Though best wishes to Meyer and all that, of course.)

5
by ChrisH :: Sat, 12/26/2009 - 9:26pm

Apparently Charlie Strong only has a term sheet signed, not a contract at this point.

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by t.d. :: Sat, 12/26/2009 - 8:50pm

It seems like less of a shock to me because he almost seemed checked out mentally by the SEC championship game.

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by the ninjalectuallll (not verified) :: Sat, 12/26/2009 - 10:27pm

I'm on vacation in Lake Tahoe now, on the border of Cali and Nevada. Should I go place a bet on Florida now??? Last game for Meyer AND Tebow...

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by Will Allen (not verified) :: Sat, 12/26/2009 - 10:45pm

ESPN reports a "heart muscle defect". Cardiomyopathy? This really sucks if it indeed is something that dramatically shortens life expectancy. If, on the other hand, it means he spends a lot more time with his family for the next 40 years, that ain't the worst thing that could happen to a guy.

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by Noah of Arkadia :: Sun, 12/27/2009 - 10:56am

If families are so cool, how come there are so many divorces? If, on the other hand, you mean his parents and siblings, I'd have to disagree. :)

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by MC2 :: Sun, 12/27/2009 - 10:59am

Because lots of people get married for really, really stupid reasons.

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by tuluse :: Sun, 12/27/2009 - 11:39am

People who get multiple divorces throw off the stats. It's not as bad as it seems.

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by Raiderjoe :: Sat, 12/26/2009 - 10:45pm

No, good chance Cincinnati Bearcars keep game close. Is even possible that they beat gators outright. Score could be like 35-30 or 28-27. yeah, good chance of that

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by the ninjalectuallll (not verified) :: Sat, 12/26/2009 - 11:00pm

Thanks for the feedback. I'm working on a 12-game parlay where a $3 bet wins $4,200! If you help me win I'll tip you with two cases of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale!

I am thinking Raiders, Vikings, Colts, Patriots, Giants, Cowboys, Saints... Nebraska in their bowl game... I am thinking the Seahawks and Bills can cover their spreads, and though the Bengals, 49ers, and Cardinals are all 12-14 point favorites, they may cover the spreads anyway but those are tough calls. Staying away from Den/Phi, Bal/Pitt, and Mia/Tex for now.

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by Raiderjoe :: Sat, 12/26/2009 - 11:19pm

agree with Raiders, Viks, Pates, Giants, cowobys, saints, cornhuskers. Prefer Jets think they can win or at leats keep gmae close. .
Took Cardinals to coevr. Tough to tkae Bengals and 49es to cover, but of course Bengals playing crappy chiefs. going to win but could be low scorer like 20-10.
Eages 27, brncos 10
Bal 23, pitt 17
texnas 27, dolphins 20

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by CJ (not verified) :: Sun, 12/27/2009 - 12:55am

Reports say he suffered a heart attack during the season. Hope he takes some time off and gets better

http://www.clickorlando.com/sports/22064093/detail.html

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by F. Leghorn (not verified) :: Sun, 12/27/2009 - 2:18am

Is the Shanahan deal with the Redskins 'done'? Because if it's not, I'll wager he's very interested in this job. He was a few years ago, and likely still would be. Wouldn't it be a better gig than pretending to listen to Dan Snyder?

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by Fan in Exile :: Sun, 12/27/2009 - 9:44am

I would be so happy if Shanahan went to the SEC and stayed out of the NFL. I wouldn't want the Broncos to have to play him.

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by andrew :: Sun, 12/27/2009 - 10:58am

Bobby Bowden.

Nothing rejuvenates quarterbacks or coaches like thoughts of revenge.

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by Mike Y :: Sun, 12/27/2009 - 3:49pm

Just heard on CBS that Urban Meyer is changing his mind about retiring and will instead take an indefinite leave of absence.

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by MC2 :: Sun, 12/27/2009 - 10:22pm

Yeah, makes it kinda hard to believe all that stuff about how much thought went into this decision, huh?

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by Raiderjoe :: Sun, 12/27/2009 - 11:11pm

picks were okay this week but did have coretc socre for texans dlphins game

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by C (not verified) :: Mon, 12/28/2009 - 12:42pm

I won great money on the Pats & SD but lost on the Ravens +2.5 ( shoulda bought the hook) & sadly the Giants, and had 4 out of 5 on a parlay hit so it was a good week ( went big on SD & Pats) and not a great week.

Nothing like 2 weeks ago when I went 6-0 and made bank.

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by commissionerleaf :: Mon, 12/28/2009 - 5:25pm

WOW.

RJ is almost score perfect - this was posted Saturday night:

"agree with Raiders, Viks, Pates, Giants, cowobys, saints, cornhuskers. Prefer Jets think they can win or at leats keep gmae close. .
Took Cardinals to coevr. Tough to tkae Bengals and 49es to cover, but of course Bengals playing crappy chiefs. going to win but could be low scorer like 20-10.
Eages 27, brncos 10
Bal 23, pitt 17
texnas 27, dolphins 20"