University of Florida head football coach Urban Meyer will reportedly step down following the team’s bowl game on New Years Day. According to the school’s athletic site, Meyer is resigning to spend more time with his family. He will stay and coach the team for its game against Penn State in the Outback Bowl on January 1st in Tampa. Meyer has coached the Gators for six highly-successful seasons, including BCS National Championships in 2006 and 2008 and the Heisman Trophy for quarterback Tim Tebow in 2007. This season, the Gators struggled to a 7-5 regular season finish including losses to Alabama, South Carolina, and rival Florida State.
Last January, Meyer announced he was resigning due to health concerns, but days later decided to stay on and instead take a leave of absence during the offseason. Prior to his arrival at Florida in 2005, Meyer coached at Utah and Bowling Green.