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Meyer Stuns Florida

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

family.

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.

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