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ESPN Reporting Urban Meyer Stepping Down From Florida

Dan LyonsContributor IDecember 26, 2009

During their broadcast of Pittsburgh vs. UNC in the Meineke Car Care Bowl, ESPN has just reported that University of Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley has announced that head football coach Urban Meyer will be stepping down from the position.

The broadcast went on to say that not many details are available, but that Meyer would be available for comment in an upcoming press conference.

Meyer has a career record of 95-18 as a head coach, including two BCS National Championships in his five years at Florida.

In a recent development, Chron.com is reporting the resignation has to do with a health issue for Meyer.

“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...I have ignored my health for years, but recent developments have forced me to re-evaluate my priorities of faith and family" said Meyer in a recent statement.

Meyer's Florida squad is set to play the University of Cincinnati—a program who just lost their own head coach Brian Kelly, who recently accepted the job as Notre Dame head coach—in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day.

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