Urban Meyer resigns as Florida head coach, this time for good
Urban Meyer stepped away briefly last year as the Gators coach, but returned for the 2010 season. Now, a less than stellar record this fall has chased Urban Meyer off the sidelines.
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In the end, the losing, plus the amount of work it would take to get Florida back in the national title picture and the time that effort would take away from his family, proved to be too much.
That leaves two Sunshine State football powerhouses shopping for a new head coach.
Last week, this news organization and others reported that former NFL head coach Jon Gruden was in talks with University of Miami officials to replace Randy Shannon, who was fired. Gruden has since said that he's not interested in the Miami job. But there's already speculation that he might be tempted by the Gators slot.