Well that’s it, he’s back folks. If you’re a Buckeye you hate him. If you’re a Sooner you hate him. If you roll with the Tide you’re probably O.K. with him at the moment, but trust me, you’ll hate him in the years to come. Urban Meyer announced late Saturday that he would be retiring as head coach of the Florida Gators. Just one day after the emotional decision it looks like Meyer will take a step back and instead go on an “indefinite leave of absence.” In his press conference today Urban Meyer shed some light on his new decision to go on leave rather than retiring:
“I’ve accepted this offer to
improve my health… I want to make sure I do right by my family. My
second family is my players and my staff.”
Meyer has remained extremely vague throughout the 24-hour retirement and comeback, though he has cited health issues as the core reason for having one foot out the door. Florida offensive coordinator Steve Adazzio will temporarily man the ship as interim head coach until Meyer is able to return, though there is no set time table or guarantees.