Outgoing Florida coach Urban Meyer, who will help find the Gators’ next coach, talks to the media Wednesday during a campus news conference to announce his retirement.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the
situation says Urban Meyer walked away from Florida because of
Meyer has a recurring burning sensation in his chest that
doctors told him last week would raise cardiovascular risk factors
if he continued to coach, the person told The Associated Press on
Sunday on condition of anonymity because Meyer's health issues are
The Gainesville Sun first reported the story.
Meyer announced his resignation Wednesday and said health was
not the reason he was walking away. He said he wanted to spend more
time with his family.
A person with knowledge of Meyer's health says he can resolve
his chest pain with "constant monitoring," which he is doing.
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