Florida coach Urban Meyer, who was
admitted to a hospital because of chest pains following the
Southeastern Conference championship game, is stepping down because
of health concerns.
Meyer resigned Saturday, calling it quits after five seasons in
Gainesville and two national titles. He leaves Florida with a 56-10
record that includes a 32-8 mark in league play and a school-record
22-game winning streak snapped early this month against Alabama.
Meyer says he consulted with his family, his doctors, school
president Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley before
deciding it is in his best interest to focus on his health and
Meyer will hold a news conference in New Orleans on Sunday
afternoon and will coach his final game in the Sugar Bowl against
Cincinnati on New Year's Day.