Word from the Gators coach is that he’s feeling better and will probably be coaching come spring. This news is just the latest in what has been a very odd month or so for Coach Meyer.
First came news that, after a tearful breakdown in front of his family, he was resigning for health reasons. Then came word the resignation was being toned down to a “leave of absence” (after Gators’ AD realized he couldn’t replace a guy like Meyer).
While the Gators have named an interim head coach during Meyer’s “leave,” Urban hasn’t gone anywhere. According to published reports, he is still active in the recruiting process including contacting recruits.
So, was Meyer’s “leave of absence”/resignation legit? Or, was it a cheap ploy to grab headlines and motivate his players before the Sugar Bowl?