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Sunday, 11am Update
Meyer will hold a press conference around 4:30pm this afternoon.
The Gainesville Sun has an interesting article this morning discussing how Skip Prosser’s death played a role in Meyer’s decision.
Sunday, 12noon Update
Whenever EDSBS speaks, we listen. Love their comments and their list posted here.
One name worth mentioning is Charlie Strong. I read the first paragraph of this blog entry and wondered how this guy got into my head.
When the news first came down that Urban Meyer was stepping down, one of our first reactions — after several very loud and very verbal holy sh-t’s — was that Charlie Strong has to be kicking himself in the ass right about now.
This link will take you to a video from ESPN’s Pat Forde.
Saturday, 8:30pm Update
Or health issues or true burnout? If reports that Meyer will accept another role within the Florida Athletics Department are true, then it is hard to imagine much ‘smoke’ here other than health issues.
Saturday, 9:15pm Update
NBC Sports is reporting:
While the news that Urban Meyer was stepping down was shocking in and of itself, at least one of the details that’s beginning to trickle out does not do justice to the word “stunning”.
According to a report from WKMG-TV in Orlando, Meyer had suffered a heart attack this year. During the football season.
Citing an unnamed source, sports director Dave Pingalore reported that Meyer did not inform anyone that he’d suffered a heart attack. Again, Pingalore reports that Meyer suffered a heart attack during the football season and didn’t inform anyone.
Buster Sports has created a “potential list” of candidates that can be seen by clicking here but I have a hard time accepting it as quality work when the last name Stoops is nowhere to be found.
…somewhere out there someone from the Tennessee Athletics Department is pleading with Lane Kiffin to not open his mouth about this…