Sunday, December 27, 2009

Meyer staying at Florida?

ESPN is reporting that Urban Meyer is having second thoughts about retiring and will "take an indefinite leave of absence" instead. The Gators' offensive coordinator Steve Adazzio would take over the coaching duties Meyer is ready to return.
While a lot of Gator fans will be having a sigh of relief over this news, there are a few questions raised when it comes to how the Gators will handle things between now and the start of the 2010 season. Recruiting may be an issue if potential recruits aren't sure of who will be coaching in the fall. There is also to huge possibility that Meyer's health might ultimately cause him to step down at some point before the season starts.
While tapping Adazzio to hold down the fort squashes any succession issues, it does call in to question what happens in the long run. If Adazzio has to ultimately step in take over at coach full time, it could get messy if things go south in Gainesville.
If it sounds like the Urban Meyer retirement drama in The Swamp is over don't count on it. There are whole new pools of drama left over that could be issues between now and September of 2010.

(via ESPN)

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