Urban Meyer: Who Will Be Next Coach At Florida?

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Urban Meyer: Who Will Be Next Coach At Florida?
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Urban Meyer is planning to step down as head coach of the Florida Gators later today, according to a report by Gatorzone.com

The report claims Meyer informed Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley of his plan to step down over the weekend.

Final details were worked out Tuesday, after which Meyer met with his team to inform them of the decision.

The 46 year-old is expected to be on the sidelines one final time in the Outback Bowl January 1 when Florida takes on Penn State.

Assuming today's shocking news proves to be accurate, it will mark the second time in less than a year that Meyer has walked away from the Gators.

Citing health reasons associated with stress from the job, he stepped down as head coach on December 27, 2009.

He didn't stay away for long, returning to the team less than three months later.

Meyer and Foley will reportedly hold a news conference at 6 PM Eastern Time Tuesday to announce his resignation.

Now that the coaching vacancy has opened up in Gainesville, it's time to start speculating on who might be tabbed to fill Meyer's big shoes.

Here's a look at 15 candidates to become the next head football coach at the University of Florida.

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