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Rumor: Urban Meyer Resigning As Florida Gators Head Coach

Sporting News Radio's Todd Wright is reporting on Twitter that Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer will step down as head coach of the Florida Gators today. Aol Fanhouse's Brett McMurphy concurs, adding that he'll announce his resignation at a press conference set for 5 p.m. ET tonight, though Black Heart Gold Pants' Adam Jacobi has been told by Florida's sports information director that there isn't a press conference scheduled for tonight.. 

Meyer has sort of quit the job once before, announcing after the 2009 SEC Championship Game that he would resign to focus on his health and his family. He'd been briefly hospitalized due to chest pains the night of the team's loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide.

The Gators had a very poor season by Meyer's recent standards, going 4-4 in the SEC on their way to a 7-5 record. Losing offensive coordinator Dan Mullen and quarterback Tim Tebow, plus other stars, in the past two years had a drastic effect on the team's offense, once Meyer's pride.

Meyer came to Florida in 2005 from the Utah Utes. He's won two national championships in Gainesville and beaten the Georgia Bulldogs in five of six meetings.

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