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Urban Meyer Resigns: Outback Bowl Will Be Last Game As Gators Coach

That was fast: Urban Meyer is resigning as coach of the Florida Gators, according to GatorZone.com’s Scott Carter. Carter says Meyer approached athletic director Jeremy Foley this past weekend with thoughts of resignation, and the two reached a conclusion on Tuesday. Meyer will coach the team in its Outback Bowl appearance against the Penn St. Nittany Lions.

No word yet on possible candidates to take over for the following season or what Meyer plans to do from here on. Carter quotes Meyer: “I appreciate the sacrifices my 24/7 profession has demanded of me, and I know it is time to put my focus on my family and life away from the field. The decision to step down was a difficult one.”

Speculation that Meyer could take over the newly vacated Denver Broncos job, reuniting him with Tim Tebow and returning him to a region of the country in which he’s had success, though ESPN’s Chris Mortensen says “there are no dots to connect” there.

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