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 8 years ago '05        #1
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Breaking: Urban Meyer stepping down as head coach of Florida
 

 
Urban Meyer is stepping down as coach of the Florida football team, athletics director Jeremy Foley announced Saturday afternoon in a release.

"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 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.

"I'm proud to be a part of the Gainesville community and the Gator Nation and I plan to remain in Gainesville and involved with the University of Florida.

"I'm very appreciative for the opportunity I've had to be a part of a tremendous institution - from Dr. Machen to Jeremy Foley and the entire administrative staff at UF. I'm also very thankful for the chance to work with some of the best a.ssistants in college football and coach some of the best college football players and watch them grow both on and off the field as people. I will cherish the relationships with them the most."

Meyer will coach his last game for Florida against Cincinnati on Jan. 1 at the Sugar Bowl.

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202 comments for "Breaking: Urban Meyer stepping down as head coach of Florida"

 8 years ago '06        #2
ThaShark316 86 heat pts86
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WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!??!!?!? I just saw this on the 4 letter network
 8 years ago '04        #3
uncfan888 5 heat pts
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someone's watchin the Car Care bowl... haha. this s**t is crazy
 12-26-2009, 04:54 PM         #4
Omarion 
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just read this s**t


him and Tebow are eloping prolly
 8 years ago '06        #5
ThaShark316 86 heat pts86
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They said health reasons....wtf...
 8 years ago '08        #6
Andre3stacks 20 heat pts20
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Realizing he aint gon do s**t with Teblow prob made him shook.
 8 years ago '04        #7
finishim 80 heat pts80
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just heard it as you guys did crazy news.. hope hes coaching the bowl..
 8 years ago '08        #8
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Bedlam is on suicide alert






































R.I.P The University of Florida Football


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 8 years ago '07        #9
TH35 105 heat pts105
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i remember how ppl were saying this as jokes earlier but its still funny

Urban Meyer is stepping down as head coach of the University of Florida football team, athletics director Jeremy Foley announced Saturday afternoon.

"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,'' said Meyer. "I have ignored my health for years, butrecent developments have forced me to re-evaluate my priorities of faith and family.

"After consulting with my family, Dr. (Bernie) Machen, Jeremy Foley and my doctors, I believe it is in my best interest to step aside and focus on my health and family. I'm proud to be a part of the Gainesville community and the Gator Nation and I plan to remain in Gainesville and involved with the University of Florida.

"I'm very appreciative for the opportunity I've had to be a part of a tremendous institution - from Dr. Machen to Jeremy Foley and the entire administrative staff at UF. I'm also very thankful for the chance to work with some of the best a.ssistants in college football and coach some of the best college football players and watch them grow both on and off the field as people. I will cherish the relationships with them the most.

"Meyer will coach his last game for UF in the Gators‚€™ Sugar Bowl match-up vs. Cincinnati on January 1st in New Orleans.

‚€œCoach Meyer and I have talked this through and I realize how hard this was for him to reach this decision,'' said Foley. "But, the bottom line is that Coach Meyer needed to make a choice that is in the best interest of his well being and his family. I certainly appreciate what he has meant to the University of Florida, our football program and the Gator Nation. I have never seen anyone more committed to his players, his family and his program. Above all, I appreciate our friendship.

"Urban Meyer's integrity, work ethic and commitment to his players are some of the reasons we asked him to become head football coach at the University of Florida,'' said Machen, who hired Meyer at the University of Utah in 2003, the year before he came to UF. ‚€œAs a Gator, Urban has done everything we asked of him and more. He leaves alasting legacy on the field, in the classroom and in the Gainesville community. I am saddened that Urban is stepping down but I have deep respect for his decision.

‚€�Meyer captured two National Championships in his five years at Florida(2006 and 2008), two Southeastern Conference Championships (2006 and 2008), three SEC Eastern Division crowns (2006, 2008 and 2009) and ledUF to five straight January bowl games, including three BCS bowl games. He was recently named Sporting News and Sports Illustrated "Coach of the Decade.''
 8 years ago '04        #10
madness 16 heat pts16
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I knew it was just a matter of time before he bounced, all the pressure of winning, tebow leaving, and his coaching staff leaving finally got to hi

Back to mediocrity for the turds
 8 years ago '09        #11
mtva24 224 heat pts224
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Breaking news: University of Florida will leave the SEC and join Conference USA because Virgin Powell leaves and Coach Meyer resigns
 8 years ago '07        #12
TH35 105 heat pts105
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 all3rd said:
Kevin Summerlin, Bob Stoops I just thought that off top?
no, just no. UF is prestigious but its not like it would be a step up really for Bob Stoops. Should have just let Strong take that but its too late.


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 8 years ago '06        #13
rag621 
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sucks that he may have some health issues

but as a GA Dawgs fan and from a strictly football standpoint:
 8 years ago '07        #14
ttime236 38 heat pts38
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Hopefully these health concerns are worked out for him

but on a football level, lmao @ florida losing all those defenders, tebow, and meyer....gator fans better brace themselves for the falloff they're about to experience:lachen001:

and I wonder where these phantom florida gator fans are gonna go next??:lachen001:


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 8 years ago '04        #15
chctynig2804 2 heat pts
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lmao health reasons my a.ss...n*gga realized that once Tebow is gone they aint gonna be able to do shyt and he bouncin b4 they get a chance to fire his a.ss down the road
 8 years ago '08        #16
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Bama is about to run the SEC for the next 10 years
 8 years ago '06        #17
bud10 1 heat pts
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 Omarion said:
just read this s**t


him and Tebow are eloping prolly


hope hes not leavin b/c tebows gon...they said health reasons but dudes only like 45
 8 years ago '04        #18
madness 16 heat pts16
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on a side note....chris dunkley and seantrel henderson, come on down:applause:
 8 years ago '04        #19
C.R.I.P. 3 heat pts
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f**k Yes !
 8 years ago '04        #20
chctynig2804 2 heat pts
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 all3rd said:
Uhh I thougth he was a top 10 recruiter I don't think they fall off that much?
isnt Notre Dame like a top 10 recruiting class every year and are pretty much shyt right now??
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