Florida Gators football coach Urban Meyer has announced he is resigning:
Meyer resigned Saturday after five seasons in Gainesville and two national titles. He goes into the Sugar Bowl with a 56-10 record at Florida that includes a 32-8 mark in league play and a school-record 22-game winning streak ended early this month against Alabama.
Cited were health issues, yet despite various, valid accounts of medical attention speculation now swirls as to Coach Meyer’s “next move”. And with the departure of Heisman quarterback Tim Tebow, as well as a host of players which made the Gator’s defense #1 in the country, the press is already digging the team’s grave.
Sports pundits and armchair speculators are what they are because they can’t play ball, can’t coach, and don’t have the capital to start bookmaking services. In other words, they’re useless, and their “what have you done for me lately” drivel is worthless.
Urban Meyer’s record speaks for itself, and if the Gator’s were to go 0-11 next year it wouldn’t make the slightest difference to this Florida alumnus and lifelong fan. What’s done is done, and what’s done in this case was done very very well. That’s what I’m going to remember.
Farewell Coach Meyer. Take the money and run. Have fun with your family, and take care of yourself. And if you ever fancy catching a trout in a cold, clear mountain stream, pick up the phone. There’s a rod and reel waiting for you here.
Thanks for the good times, and godspeed.
UPDATE: It’s now an (indefinite?) leave of absence. I guess I could have overwritten the contents of the post and closed the comments, but I wouldn’t want to be mistaken for a Huffington Post-er.