Urban Meyer Stepping Down As Head Football Coach of Florida

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Urban MeyerUrban Meyer is stepping down as head football coach of the Florida Gators. Urban Meyer will be leaving Florida at the top of his profession in the last 10 years. He holds the highest winning percentage of all coaches with more than 10 years of experience. In six years at Florida, he won 2 national championships and was a trend setter. Meyer will remain the Florida Gator's head football coach until after the Outback Bowl in Tampa on New Year's Day. Coach Meyer, in a statement today, cites the need to be with family more & readjust the focus in his life. We, at ALCrimsonTide.com, wish him the best as enjoys the rest of his life.

Below is the report of the statement from Urban Meyer. This report from GatorZone.com:

"I have been a Division I football coach for the last 25 years and, during that time, my primary focus has been helping my teams win titles," Meyer said. "I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, and I am a fierce competitor to my core. At this time in my life, however, 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.

"But after spending more than two decades motivating and celebrating the young men I've been so proud to coach, I relish the opportunity to cheer for my three terrific kids as they compete in their own respective sports. I know how fortunate I am to be in a position to make this choice and to have a family that is as loving and supportive as my amazing wife and children have always been."

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