In a somewhat confusing press conference, Florida Gators head football coach and former University of Utah head football coach Urban Meyer announced Sunday that he would not be stepping down from his job but would instead be taking an undetermined "leave of absence."
Just the day before, Meyer, currently the winningest coach in NCAA football, had announced that he would have to leave his job for health reasons.
The press conference was held in New Orleans, where Meyer and his team are preparing to face Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl Friday, Jan. 1. Meyer declined to give specific details about the heart problems that caused him to announce his resignation, but he did say he had not had a heart attack. Meyer's remarks made it clear that he didn't want to resign from the University of Florida head coaching job, no one wanted him to resign, and he wasn't 100 percent sure that his health condition made it necessary to resign.
Meyer wasn't sure how long his leave of absence would be. When asked if he would be coaching the Gators next fall, he said, "I do in my gut believe that will happen."
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