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Urban Meyer Resigns as Coach of the Florida Gators

meyerEarlier today, Urban Meyer announced that he would resign as the coach of the Florida Gators due to health concerns.

"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 released statement.

"I have ignored my health for years, but recent developments have forced me to re-evaluate my priorities of faith and family. After consulting with my family, Dr. Machen, Jeremy Foley and my doctors, I believe it is in my best interest to step aside and focus on my health and family."

Meyer is best known for coaching the Florida Gators to two BCS National Championship Game victories during the 2006 and 2008 seasons.

His final game with the Gators will be the Sugar Bowl on January 1st against the Cincinnati Bearcats.

Meyer's winning percentage (84.1%) was the highest among all active coaches with a minimum of five years at a Football Bowl Subdivision program.

We'll have more as this story develops...

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  1. see ya urban,will missyou,great job,but if you,your family needs you to go good luck

  2. He can't hide behind Tim Tebow anymore. Might as well cut your losses and take a few years off for "health reasons" and then either be a commentator or come back into the game for Notre Dame or an NFL team with a giant contract.

    Maybe he can come coach the sorry jaguars when del rio gets fired!