December 8, 2010

Urban Meyer steps aside... again

"It just ain't the same without ya, Timmy!" (Photo:
Urban Meyer is out, but seriously, for realzies this time:
“I have been a Division I football coach for the last 25 years and, during that time, my primary focus has been helping my teams win titles,” Meyer said. “I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, and I am a fierce competitor to my core. At this time in my life, however, I appreciate the sacrifices my 24/7 profession has demanded of me, and I know it is time to put my focus on my family and life away from the field. The decision to step down was a difficult one.

“But after spending more than two decades motivating and celebrating the young men I’ve been so proud to coach, I relish the opportunity to cheer for my three terrific kids as they compete in their own respective sports. I know how fortunate I am to be in a position to make this choice and to have a family that is as loving and supportive as my amazing wife and children have always been.”

So where does that leave Penn State for the Outback Bowl? Um, nowhere that I could analyze or explain in the next 10 minutes, but it is apparent that Meyer intends to coach the bowl game. So I'll get back to you on this.

But one quick thought: What if Meyer is tricking everyone, and he intends to re-unite with Tim Tebow by taking the Denver Broncos job? Admit it, you don't think it's that insane.

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