Urban Meyer is stepping down for a second time as head football coach at the University of Florida.
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.