Urban Meyer Stepping Down From University of Florida: 5 Possible Replacements

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Urban Meyer Stepping Down From University of Florida: 5 Possible Replacements
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Urban Meyer is stepping down for a second time as head football coach at the University of Florida.

Now what?

Athletic director Jeremy Foley had a no-brainer decision six years ago to bring in Meyer when he was the hottest coach in the country while at Utah.

He’ll be under pressure to bring in a name coach. Perhaps not a “big” name coach—after all, was Meyer himself a “big” name or just a hot commodity? But Foley will definitely have to replace Meyer with somebody who will be a caretaker of the program.

Ron Zook wasn’t when he followed Steve Spurrier; Meyer certainly was.

With that in mind, here’s a look at five potential replacement candidates.

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