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|Florida's Meyer Calls a Reverse
|UNDATED (AP) -- Urban Meyer's resignation lasted less than 24 hours.
It took an emotional team meeting, a sleepless night and about an hour of practice for coach Meyer to change his mind about resigning at Florida.
With his health and his family still major concerns, Meyer withdrew his resignation and decided instead to take an indefinite leave of absence. He will coach the fifth-ranked Gators in the Sugar Bowl against No. 4 Cincinnati on January 1, then take some time off in hopes of alleviating recurring chest pains.
His announcement capped a wild and weird two days for Florida. He stunned college football twice in a 20-hour span, first by saying he planned to walk away from coaching and then by revealing that he expects to be back on the sideline next season. Meyer says he will instead take an indefinite leave of absence as Florida's head football coach. That opens the door for his return to the Gators in 2010.
Meyer had cited health issues for his original decision to step down after five seasons and two national championships with the Gators.
Now Meyer says he feels he could be coaching the Gators next season.
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