Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer changed his decision to retire from coaching to taking an indefinite leave of absence. Meyer initially stated that he would be stepping down as the head coach of the Florida Gators due to health reasons, later determined to be his heart. It was initially reported that Urban suffered a heart attack after the SEC Championship against Alabama, but that was later discredited by Meyer. As for the time being, offensive coordinator Steve Addazio will be filling in for Meyer as head coach, keeping the team together and not allowing, "someone else to come in and change the culture" as Meyer put it during an interview on ESPN.
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With Tim Tebow entering the NFL draft and Urban Meyer stepping out of the head coaching role for 2010, now is the time for Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide to step in and take complete control of the SEC. I mean, Alabama has won the SEC Championship most recently under Saban. Alabama is now in the drivers seat in the SEC for the blue chip recruits to continue their dominance. Not bad for a guy who walked out on the Dolphins.
The tide is turning in the SEC, no pun intended. On a more serious note, we wish Urban Meyer a speedy recovery and hope that he does return to coach again in 2011 or whenever, if ever he feels that he is able to. We send the best to him and his family and hope that they can offer him all the support he needs during this time. Good luck in the Sugar Bowl Coach Meyer.