On Saturday, Dec. 26 2009, Florida fans got a Christmas present they never thought they would get——a chance for a new coach.
I don't think anyone saw it coming. I most certainly didn't. I was hangin' at my friend's house when one of my friends told me that Urban Meyer had resigned.
I didn't even bother listening to him. I thought there was no way that Meyer would ever resign.
I figured him for a coach who was as happy as anyone and that he would coach at Florida as long as he could. Well, he did; it just wasn't as long as he or anyone else wanted.
Meyer was hospitalized the night after the SEC Championship Game for what at the time was thought to be dehydration. It was later revealed that he had chest pains.
It was known that he had a cyst on his brain, and, although it wasn't life threatening, would cause a great deal of pain during times of stress. Well, in the SEC, stress is 24 hours.
Meyer's condition would also worsen when he would go without eating, so his wife would pack him snacks in his desk and would call his secretary to tell him to eat.
Now naturally, the media is gonna blow up the coaching search with the top coaches in the nation. I am here to tell you who is going to be the next coach at the University of Florida and why it won't be a big name coach.