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Meyer's resignation at Florida sparks NFL speculation

The shocking news that Florida coach Urban Meyer will be stepping down has prompted immediate speculation that he’ll be jumping to the NFL.

Based on what he’s telling his players, however, it doesn’t look like Meyer will be returning to football in the near future.

As we just posted over at CFT, we’re told that Meyer informed his players that he has a heart problem.

The news came out of the blue on Saturday, rocking the football world just as the bowl season is heating up.  Keep an eye on CFT for more updates and details regarding one of the biggest college football stories of the decade, only six days before the decade ends.

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40 Responses to “Meyer's resignation at Florida sparks NFL speculation”
  1. nationscapital10 says: Dec 26, 2009 7:33 PM

    Why waste time with cft. Don’t u get it florio. The only reason cfb is big is because student fan bases and alumni. These fans are not die hard NFL junkies looking for any pro football news for gambling, fantasy and their love for their team. Cfb is a scam. There is never a real champion. You might as well watch boxing.

  2. bofarr says: Dec 26, 2009 7:33 PM

    I think it’s legit; why would he leave a big money job where he’s set king for life to go work for an a-hole like Snyder or another terrible NFL organization?

  3. phildo says: Dec 26, 2009 7:34 PM

    he has a heart problem
    but let’s speculate on his NFL job availability
    btw.. he has a heart problem

  4. Larry David says: Dec 26, 2009 7:35 PM

    Meyer to Jacksonville and drafting Tebow?

  5. Erbs says: Dec 26, 2009 7:37 PM

    He can’t cope with losing Tebow! Jags will fire Del Rio, Garrard will be gone, they’re attendance is hurting….so they hire Meyer, he drafts Tebow, and they live happily ever after!

  6. jrhsd says: Dec 26, 2009 7:37 PM

    “As we just posted over at CFT, we’re told that Meyer informed his players that he has a heart problem.”
    that link says nothing about a heart problem

  7. bigrig says: Dec 26, 2009 7:41 PM

    I’ll believe it when Meyer isn’t coaching anywhere next year. Jerry Jones loves those college coaches. He’s won three rings with ‘em.

  8. JP420 says: Dec 26, 2009 7:44 PM

    I highly doubt that his resignation has anything to do with him wanting to leave Florida and move on to the NFL. Sorta “tasteless” to make those assumptions when the guy has a bad ticker at the young age of 45. Nick Saban thinks that the idea is “absurd”.
    …”C L A S S”…
    - Not a bad thing to have.

  9. architectx says: Dec 26, 2009 7:44 PM

    I’d bet big money this is where Shanahan ends up now that the job has opened up.

  10. tv says: Dec 26, 2009 7:48 PM

    Wow!!

  11. Tdk24 says: Dec 26, 2009 7:49 PM

    Meyers+Tebow+Raiders=fun to watch. Get it done Al!

  12. Ditka96 says: Dec 26, 2009 7:50 PM

    No way is he leaving the best job in college football for one of the worst in the NFL.

  13. Onderin says: Dec 26, 2009 7:50 PM

    How the hell can you say this sparks ‘NFL speculation’ in the title and then in your second sentence say ‘it doesn’t look like Meyer will be returning to football in the near future.’?
    This doesn’t spark anything besides the speculated severity of his heart problem. They say it’s not life threatening, but if it’s bad enough for him to step down…must be something serious.

  14. Tom says: Dec 26, 2009 7:51 PM

    “Meyer’s resignation at Florida sparks NFL speculation”
    Your headlines implies he might go to the NFL. Why didn’t you just say he has health problems.

  15. Facts Domino says: Dec 26, 2009 7:53 PM

    This sucks. I was looking forward to Lane Kiffin and the Tennessee Vols kicking his ass over the next few years.

  16. 1stngoal says: Dec 26, 2009 7:53 PM

    Wow!!! I just read it here first. That is shocking news, they haven’t even played their bowl game yet. I guess it’s another example of how life can take a cruel turn when we least expect it. My prayers go out to him and his family…

  17. Bucforever says: Dec 26, 2009 8:07 PM

    As a die hard Gator fan of many many years , I was shocked to hear the news of Coach Meyer’s stepping down . I am sure it is a serious situation with his health to make such a dedicated coach even consider leaving at this time . Lets all hope that he will pick the right path recover his health , spend some time with familyand return in some way to this sport I am sure he loves. God bless you sir, our prayers are with you.
    ESPN is probably warming up a chair for him right now.

  18. rjgreen3 says: Dec 26, 2009 8:07 PM

    If he really does have health problems “May God Be With Him and His Family!”

  19. Lombardi 6 says: Dec 26, 2009 8:09 PM

    He has a bad case of Ricketts..

  20. TampaJoey says: Dec 26, 2009 8:15 PM

    “Urban Meyer is leaving Florida for health reasons”
    Translation… the thought of Tim Tebow graduating gives Urban Meyer a headache.

  21. PackFanNChiTown says: Dec 26, 2009 8:16 PM

    If he really does have health problems “May God Be With Him and His Family!”
    _____________________________________
    May God be with him and his family even if he doesn’t have health problems. :P

  22. Allied Biscuit says: Dec 26, 2009 8:18 PM

    I have an inside source from Notre Dame AD commenting on this story:
    “AW F–K.”

  23. steeltownpride says: Dec 26, 2009 8:27 PM

    Meyer is heartbroken his butt buddy Tebow is leaving . Thats all …..

  24. bigrig says: Dec 26, 2009 8:28 PM

    Anybody who truly believes 100% in their hearts that Meyer will never coach again due to health issues please post your e-mail addresses because, brother have I got a deal for you.
    I’ve got some of the greatest ocean front property in Arizona you have ever seen.
    How about a bridge? Ever owned one? You’ll love it. A castle? C’mon, step right up Einstein.

  25. SoFlor Steeler says: Dec 26, 2009 8:32 PM

    Some of you guys are total assholes – and you know who you are…
    Making a joke out of something we know very little about – and trying to win the wise ass of the week award is one of the many reasons I hate Florio and PFT – no class – no life of your own – losers…

  26. tnsteve says: Dec 26, 2009 8:51 PM

    The only person in whom this news prompted NFL speculation is you, Florio, in drumming up page views.
    Also, Meyer has made news recently about intense headaches that periodically dropped him to his knees they were so bad.
    Does he also have a bad heart or is your “source” wr-wr-wr–lying?

  27. texasPHINSfan says: Dec 26, 2009 9:00 PM

    The Tebow jokes are lame, guys – Meyer has been winning in the NCAA long before Tebow was around.
    Hope Meyer is ok, shame that he has health problems so young. I think speculating about him leaving for the NFL is absurd. He makes about as much as NFL coaches do, but has a million times more job security & has no people watching over him or bossing him around, plus he can recruit how he wants & control his own roster. Why on Earth would he leave for NFL?
    The NFL isn’t that attractive anymore. Too much scrutiny and you only get a year to make an impression.

  28. winkel33 says: Dec 26, 2009 9:22 PM

    Does anyone have the time to go through profootballtalk history and count how many times a story on this site uses the word “speculation,” which is code for essentially saying, “we have no credible source for this, we cant be bothered with actually doing any reporting, but that won’t stop us from just making stuff up.”

  29. winkel33 says: Dec 26, 2009 9:22 PM

    Does anyone have the time to go through profootballtalk history and count how many times a story on this site uses the word “speculation,” which is code for essentially saying, “we have no credible source for this, we cant be bothered with actually doing any reporting, but that won’t stop us from just making stuff up.”

  30. 8man says: Dec 26, 2009 9:23 PM

    Not a big fan of the Gators. Was enjoying watching it unravel…but not at the expense of someone’s health.
    Would rather have Meyer say he’s giving up coaching to pursue his dream of hot air ballooning or professional backgammon.
    I’m sure he has plenty of money to get well and appreciate the extra time he will now have with his family. That and I think Florida will probably roll Cincinnatti and send him out a winner. In that regard, this story does have a happy ending.

  31. PolegoJim says: Dec 26, 2009 10:58 PM

    Best wishes to Coach Meyer and family, and hopefully to corrective health measures.

  32. bluenoser says: Dec 26, 2009 11:15 PM

    The decade doesn’t end for a year. Since there is no year “0″ then the first year of a century is “1″. Thus the end of a decade “10″.
    Common mistake.

  33. gopher says: Dec 26, 2009 11:33 PM

    He claims he is leaving because of stress. He says his heart is fine but his doctors tell him the stress is really affecting him. I’m not a fan of Florida or Coach Meyer but I know stress can do major damage and I wish him the very best.

  34. Desertman says: Dec 26, 2009 11:47 PM

    stress my ass
    The church of mormom is about to get medievel on his ass

  35. Arizona Buckeye says: Dec 27, 2009 12:50 AM

    All the stress of losing his bromance partner Timmy was too much to take. He will no doubt show up on the sidelines at watever team drafted his little bromance buddy and they can embrace and shed some tears of joy together

  36. Favre On HGH says: Dec 27, 2009 1:27 AM

    Does anyone have the time to go through profootballtalk history and count how many times a story on this site uses the word “speculation,” which is code for essentially saying, “we have no credible source for this, we cant be bothered with actually doing any reporting, but that won’t stop us from just making stuff up.”
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  37. Arizona Buckeye says: Dec 27, 2009 1:34 AM

    Ahhhh… poor urbie can’t take the stress of losing his manlove bromance Timmy. I’m sure his heart problems will go away as soon as he can be reunited with this soulmate Timmy in the NFL.. The Raiders would be a perfect fit for this classless coach and his bromance buddy… perfect fit

  38. Adam says: Dec 27, 2009 3:30 AM

    Good for him, family and health #1

  39. mike says: Dec 27, 2009 8:08 AM

    My 2 favorite sports Right now are 1. NFL and
    2. MMA …………..

  40. slutnuts says: Dec 27, 2009 8:33 AM

    bluenoser: wrong forum to argue this but stop and think for a moment..because there was no “year 1″ therefore the decade doesnt end until the years ending in 0? first there were many years before “year 1″. therefore its completely arbitrary when “decades” begin and end, and second, i’ve seen numerous guys like you spouting about the decade being 2001-2010, get real, its a common understanding when talking decades its about the number in the tens column, not the ones column, you are just arguing to try to be different, and therefore interesting.

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