Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

08 Dec 2010

Urban Meyer Stepping Down

A news conference has been scheduled for later today at which Urban Meyer will step down from his position as head coach of the Florida Gators. "I fully grasp the sacrifices my 24/7 profession has demanded of me, and I know it is time to put my focus on my family and life away from the field," Meyer said. About 350 days ago, Urban Meyer announced his retirement due to health concerns, but swiftly reversed that decision and coached the Florida Gators to an underwhelming 7-5 record in 2010.

Posted by: Brian Fremeau on 08 Dec 2010

10 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2010, 9:14pm by loneweasel


by lionsbob :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 3:39pm

"I have given my heart and soul to coaching college football and mentoring young men for the last 24-plus years and I have dedicated most of my waking moments the last five years to the Gator football program," Meyer said in a statement. "I have ignored my health for years, but recent developments have forced me to reevaluate my priorities of faith and family."

by Randy Hedberg (not verified) :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 4:01pm

Promote Steve Addazio!

by andrew :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 4:40pm

Introducing the next head coach of the Denver Broncos!

by Danish Denver-Fan :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 5:16pm

Ssssshhhh! Bowlen might hear you!

by V. Barbarino (not verified) :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 7:43pm

I thought the exact same thing, but with him using the 'family time' rationale, I can't fathom how he'd spin his way out of that to then take a job in Denver. I know he changed his mind last year, but to do it again this year, he'd be on the Bobby Petrino/Nick Saban path as far as public/player perception.

by MilkmanDanimal :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 5:20pm

He's got to be exhausted, needs to recharge his batteries. In other words, time for a little Urban renewal!

*tap* *tap* *tap* uh . . . is this thing on?

by AnonymousYo (not verified) :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 8:58pm

I think he was worried that Flordia was about to become Meyer'd in a streak of disappointing seasons.

by Raiderjoe :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 6:21pm

Any reealation to brett Favre?

by verifiable (not verified) :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 7:27pm

The second annual Urban Meyer retirement tour.

by loneweasel (not verified) :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 9:14pm

Well, Bobby Bowden he ain't.

When we are all dead and buried, a bionic JoePa would still be walking the Penn State sidelines in his 120th season.