Is a Heart Condition Forcing Urban Meyer’s Resignation?
Meyer cited unspecified health concerns as the reason for his decision to step back from coaching. But this is not the first news fans have heard about Coach Meyer's health in recent weeks.
Meyer admitted himself into Shands Medical Center in Gainesville shortly following the team's loss against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game on December 5. It was reported that he was treated for dehydration.
Earlier this month, Sports Illustrated ran an article on Meyer in which he revealed that doctors had discovered an arachnoid cyst on his brain when he worked as an assistant coach at Notre Dame in 1998.
According to the report, doctors didn't consider the cyst to be life-threatening but told Meyer he could suffer from head pain if the condition flared up because of stress.
According to a report from NBC's College Football Talk website, it seems that Meyer may now be fighting with a heart condition.
"An NFL source tells us that Meyer has informed the team that he has a heart problem," reads the report. "Making the development even more surprising is the fact that Meyer is only 45, and by all appearances he is in good health."