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Urban Meyer changes mind

By Joey Donia - bio | email

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WALB) - The Sugar Bowl might not be Urban Meyer's last game as head coach of the Florida Gators.

Less than 24 hours after resigning, Meyer is instead taking an indefinite leave of absence opening the door for a return.

Last night Meyer announced his resignation citing health issues. He was hospitalized three weeks ago with chest pains. Meyer addressed the media in New Orleans today and says seeing his players at practice this morning is what changed his mind.

"To see them come out with a great attitude and a great work ethic and just go to work I admire that and I know that I'm dealing with some stuff. My family comes first that's never been an issue that's non negotiable but I want to make sure I do right by my family. My second family are my players" said Meyer.

Meyer wouldn't comment specifically on his health condition. He also didn't give a timetable for his return but said he has a gut feeling he'll be back for the 2010 season opener. He will coach in the Sugar Bowl on New Years Day against Cincinnati. During Meyer's absence offensive coordinator Steve Addazio will serve as interim coach.



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