Urban Meyer Resigns: Could He Become the Denver Broncos Next Head Coach?

Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIDecember 9, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 30:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Florida Gators calls out instructions during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at EverBank Field on October 30, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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University of Florida head coach Urban Meyer announced on Wednesday that he will resign from his position after the Outback Bowl against Penn State on Jan. 1, citing personal reasons. 

As you may know, former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is now serving as the backup on the Denver Broncos and Denver recently fired head coach Josh McDaniels after a relatively horrible tenure that lasted less than two years.

This leaves the door open for the seemingly unfathomable. 

Could Meyer leave for the Denver Broncos and team up with former Gator great Tim Tebow?

Meyer is arguably one of the greatest college football coaches in the history of the sport, regardless of division, boasting a 103-23 career record, including a stretch of two BCS National Championships in three seasons. Despite the rate of college coaches failing in the NFL, including Steve Spurrier and Nick Saban, Meyer's track record could garner considerable interest from many NFL teams, including the Broncos.

With the available position in Denver, Meyer could possibly consider the head coaching job with the Broncos, although that could make him the LeBron James of the University of Florida.

It is a risk in terms of actual success, as the Broncos have many gaping holes to fill, but with Meyer's history of turning around teams, including Bowling Green in 2001 when he guided the Falcons to a 8-3 record in his first year after a 2-9 season the year before, completing one of the best turnarounds in NCAA football history, the hiring of Meyer could be a viable option.

This is just a "what-if scenario," but it sure does make for an interesting inquiry, as all of the NCAA football community receives updates regarding Meyer.