A few days ago, Urban Meyer set the college football world ablaze with his announcement that he was resigning as head coach at the University of Florida. Almost immediately, the major TV outlets started preparing retrospectives on Meyer’s career, insisting that his exit from the game was like Joe Gibbs or Barry Sanders: guys who “went out on top.”
But a day later, Meyer goes back on his statement and says that he’s only taking an indefinite leave of absence, not resigning. Weird? Yes. Troublesome? Perhaps…
While Meyer goes back and forth on the issue, Gator fans are wholly confused. What does this indecision say about Meyer as a Coach? And did they really drop their sugar cane harvest and get decked out in cut-off jean shorts for nothing?
Harold Billingsworth, CEO of the BCS Committee, has some thoughts on how public opinion might fall on this one.
“There is a lot to admire about Urban — his poise as a Coach, his demeanor on the field, even his unabashed love for all things God. But this flip-flopping makes me think of that pinko bastard, John Kerry, and that’s not good. Sorry, Urban, but I’d vote for Bush again…”