According to my trusted sources earlier today, and now confirmed by the mainstream media, Urban Meyer will announce his retirement later today and cease his duties as head coach of the Florida Gators. I was waiting to be sure because as we all know, this time last year the same thing happened only to be reneged 1 day later. But it appears the second time is the charm for Meyer.
It appears his health continues to be an issue, as reports of more chest pains surfaced earlier in the week. It is said that Meyer informed the team over the weekend and will hold a press conference at 6pm today to make things official. He will coach his final game as a Gator on Jan 1 at the Outback Bowl vs another legend, Joe Paterno.
At this point it is too early to speculate on replacements.
This is a sad day for the majority of Gator fans, myself included. I would like to express my sincerest thanks and admiration for the Head Coach that won us 2 national titles and brought us back to the top. Whoever follow him will have huge shoes to fill.
On the bright side for Gator fans, this all but ensures Steve Addazio will not continue as offensive coordinator…thats my silver lining for the day.
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