Just when we thought the 2009/10 coaching carousel had stopped, Florida coach Urban Meyer's retirement sets it spinning again. So who are the candidates?
Florida coach Urban Meyer gave more insight into his sudden retirement to the New York Times Saturday night. What was initially reported as dehydration after the SEC championship game turned out to be much more serious. Meyer suffered severe chest pains and lost consciousness. “There was no heart damage,” Meyer said. “But I didn’t want there to be a bad day where there were three kids sitting around wondering what to do next. It was the pattern of what I was doing and how I was doing it. It was self-destructive.”
ESPN is reporting that Florida coach Urban Meyer is resigning as the head coach at Florida. "I have given my heart and soul to coaching college football and mentoring young men for the last 24-plus years and I have dedicated most of my waking moments the last five years to the Gator football program," Meyer said in a released statement. "I have ignored my health for years, but recent developments have forced me to re-evaluate my priorities of faith and family."
As the coaching carousel speeds up we can expect new candidates to emerge, and Tampa Bay Online reports that Florida quarterback coach Scott Loeffler should be a serious candidate at Central Michigan and maybe even Buffalo.
Florida will play Cincinnati in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 at 8:30 p.m.
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow completed his final game in The Swamp with a five touchdown performance. Tebow passed for 221 yards and three touchdowns, and added 90 and two scores on the ground.
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow sat most of the second half as the Gators pounded lowly Florida International. Tebow completed 17-of-25 passing for 215 yards and two touchdowns, and ran seven times for 102 yards and a score.
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is currently tied with former LSU running back Kevin Faulk for most touchdowns (non-passing) in the SEC at 53.
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow has dropped to fourth in most Heisman polls and a game in which he may not see much action against an outgunned FIU squad might not help his numbers.
After a string of three poor (at least for Tebow) outings, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow got back on track in a big win over Georgia. Tebow passed for 163 yards and two touchdowns while adding 85 yards rushing and another pair of scores.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs held Tim Tebow in check Saturday as he turned in one of his worst performances of the season. Tebow was held scoreless through the air and threw two interceptions, completing a 12-of-22 for 127 yards passing performance. The Bow did manage to find the end zone rushing, however, carrying 22 times for 87 yards and a touchdown.
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow accounted for 324 of the Gators 391 offensive yards to stave off a potential upset from unranked Arkansas. Tebow led the Gators on a game-winning field goal drive almost by himself, and finished the game with 255 yards passing, a touchdown, and 69 yards rushing.
After two weeks of circulating rumors, medical status updates, and speculation by all, it came down to a game time decision by Florida coach Urban Meyer to start senior quarterback Tim Tebow.
Florida team spokesman Steve McClain has denied reports that quarterback Tim Tebow will "definitely" play Saturday against LSU.