Sunday, December 27, 2009

Urban Meyer to not step down, but take a leave of absence



Pete Thamel of the NYTimes has the scoop:

Florida Coach Urban Meyer told his team at a 1 p.m. meeting Sunday that he was no longer stepping down but would instead take an indefinite leave of absence.

Florida Coach Urban Meyer cited chest pains, including an episode the night of the Southeastern Conference title game against Alabama on Dec. 6, as part of his decision.


The Gators’ offensive coordinator, Steve Addazio, said in a telephone interview that he would serve as the interim coach in Meyer’s absence.

Meyer, 45, stunned the college football world Saturday night when he announced that he would be stepping down as Florida’s coach. He told The New York Times that the decision was prompted by severe chest pains, including an episode the night of the Southeastern Conference title game on Dec. 6. He ended up unconscious and in the hospital and underwent nine hours of testing.


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