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Old 12-26-2009, 03:57 PM
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UF coach Meyer quits. Go figure?
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Doesn't sound good. You know if it was for another school it would have been Notre Dame, and he refused to leave for that job where he would have been a shoe-in.

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Florida’s Meyer resigns amid health concerns

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By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer
GAINESVILLE, Fla.(AP)—Florida coach Urban Meyer, who was admitted to a hospital because of chest pains following the Southeastern Conference championship game, is stepping down because of health concerns.

Meyer resigned Saturday, calling it quits after five seasons in Gainesville and two national titles. He leaves Florida with a 56-10 record that includes a 32-8 mark in league play and a school-record 22-game winning streak snapped early this month against Alabama.
Meyer says he consulted with his family, his doctors, school president Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley before deciding it is in his best interest to focus on his health and family.
Meyer will hold a news conference in New Orleans on Sunday afternoon and will coach his final game in the Sugar Bowl against Cincinnati on New Year’s Day.

Found this.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...35/1/index.htm
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This can not be good, must be something pretty bad for him to hang it up.

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Stress stress and more stress. He is a great coach I wish him the best. Fish on
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He know`s he`s a loser but he has 20 million and got a job as tigers caddy so why worry about the tide coming in????
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He know`s he`s a loser but he has 20 million and got a job as tigers caddy so why worry about the tide coming in????
I wouldn't call 2 national championships a loser.
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Well...bye.
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Roll Tide.
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I guess he figures he can't win without Tebow.
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I guess that tumor in his head is causing some issues.

Also heard he has had a number of recent heart attacks.

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Originally Posted by Menzies View Post
I wouldn't call 2 national championships a loser.

Which was before Saban got Alabama cranked up. Not winning the SEC for the next 5 years is

Roll Tide
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Sports Illustrated did an article on Coach Meyer a while ago and in the story they talked about his physical problems early on in his career but indicated he had them under control after his stint at Utah, where he was a big winner and then at Florida where he was a bigger winner. It appears his health was being compromised very much this last couple of years and I don't think leaving a profession he loves in order to continue to live should be considered "quitting' rather just saving your life and family.

I am sorry to see this happen cause I believe Coach Meyer is a class person who has positively impacted young men very dramatically over the years.
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Meyer is going to be assistant coach to wherever Tebow gets drafted,so they continue their love affair
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Originally Posted by llord View Post
Meyer is going to be assistant coach to wherever Tebow gets drafted,so they continue their love affair
That is cold
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I do know stress in coaching today at all levels is big, and the fact that next years Gators may not be upper level caliber may be too much to handle. Having said that, it is nice to know when to quit or take a break, unlike Bobbie and Joe.
Going out on the up side is always better.
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Quit? uhh, that was Saturday. Hedging a bit today, calling it a "leave of absence... Must've done the math.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/o...,7037909.story
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This just in....Coach Meyer and the GREAT Tebow to opoen up a gay bar somewhere in the Caribbean
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Originally Posted by Pierless View Post
Which was before Saban got Alabama cranked up. Not winning the SEC for the next 5 years is

Roll Tide
That is unless someone offers Saban his current salary plus a late model Honda Civic, in which case he will flee Tuscaloosa under the cover of darkness......
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Originally Posted by Lat25 View Post
Quit? uhh, that was Saturday. Hedging a bit today, calling it a "leave of absence... Must've done the math.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/o...,7037909.story

Don't care who you are but when you cut your pay by $5 mill a year it is gonna hurt


If you look back over the years a lot of coaches have left due to burn out, even Joe Gibbs admitted he put too much into his coaching but guys like that can not slow down and have to put everything they have into it and I am sure the pressure is unreal and never ends.

Of course then you have someone like Charlie Weiss that got filthy rich off a half ass effort
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:22 AM
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I have no love for Fla but calling the guy a loser is silly. A lot of winners out there would love to have even one national championship. I wish him well and always wonder why these guys who have made enough money to do anything they want and enjoy life with their families keep on coaching or doing anything forever that takes you away from your family.
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