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    Re: Urban Meyer stepping down as Florida coach

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    I don't see it as being that difficult if he has major health issues. Meyer is rich, he has more than enough money to last him for the rest of his life, and his kids lives. If there is/was a serious medical issue, and the coaching life style could lead to major problems or death, it's not a hard choice.

    He isn't poor, he doesn't need the money, and he's already won a couple national titles. What is left to prove? Perhaps it's just me, but if it's a medical decision, the choice is an easy one. I would have believed it was medical related if he stayed "retired" for more than 24 hours the last time he announced it. Now that we are on round #2 of this, color me skeptical.
    What does money have to do with it? Coaching is a passion for these guys. Trust me, they're putting in 16 and 17-hour days. They're not doing it for the money, and if they are, they wouldn't last long anyhow.

    He's having a hard time getting away from it because he loves coaching. It's a passion. Money is irrelevant. He's not having a hard time walking away because of money.
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    Re: Urban Meyer stepping down as Florida coach

    Time to put Louisville on suicide watch...
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Urban Meyer stepping down as Florida coach

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    What does money have to do with it? Coaching is a passion for these guys. Trust me, they're putting in 16 and 17-hour days. They're not doing it for the money, and if they are, they wouldn't last long anyhow.

    He's having a hard time getting away from it because he loves coaching. It's a passion. Money is irrelevant. He's not having a hard time walking away because of money.
    It's relevant because he doesn't need to work, he can afford not to.
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    Re: Urban Meyer stepping down as Florida coach

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    Time to put Louisville on suicide watch...
    I know, I need to cruise over to a Ville forum and watch the meltdown.
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    Re: Urban Meyer stepping down as Florida coach

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    It's relevant because he doesn't need to work, he can afford not to.
    Again, let me ask you, have you ever been able to easily walk away from something you enjoy--even if it were a hobby--just because you could "afford to?"

    I really can't buy that argument. This has nothing to do with money. Again, he's having a hard time walking away because he loves coaching. It's not about whether has the money to do it or not, it's about not wanting to stop coaching. Money has nothing to do with it. It's about maintaining health versus doing something you love. Isn't that a concept that we can all relate to?
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    Re: Urban Meyer stepping down as Florida coach

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    Time to put Louisville on suicide watch...
    Starkville, more like.
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    Re: Urban Meyer stepping down as Florida coach

    Forde slams Meyer in his new ESPN piece.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/column...pat&id=5900096
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    Re: Urban Meyer stepping down as Florida coach

    Forde has always been a complete tool. Who the hell is he to question most of what he questions in that hack job? He's the stereotypical hack who wishes he was Urban Meyer but doesn't have the talent. He needs to get over himself.
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    Re: Urban Meyer stepping down as Florida coach

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    Forde has always been a complete tool. Who the hell is he to question most of what he questions in that hack job? He's the stereotypical hack who wishes he was Urban Meyer but doesn't have the talent. He needs to get over himself.
    I lost him when he said Texas and UF are the top 2 gigs in NCAA football.

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    Re: Urban Meyer stepping down as Florida coach

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    Time to put Louisville on suicide watch...
    I like Charlie Strong and would not want him to leave, but I don't think him getting called away would be a tragedy. Assuming Jurich doesn't rehire Steve Kragthorpe, of course.

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    Re: Urban Meyer stepping down as Florida coach

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    I lost him when he said Texas and UF are the top 2 gigs in NCAA football.
    Given resources, fan support, growing population shift to the south, recruiting bases, etc., I actually agree with him.

    I would put it as Texas, Florida then Ohio State. I would listen to an argument for Ohio State over Florida because of being the only major school in a football state, but I really have always felt UT and UF are the top two programs as far as sustainability.
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    Re: Urban Meyer stepping down as Florida coach

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    I lost him when he said Texas and UF are the top 2 gigs in NCAA football.
    Alabama is still the best job in college football (and the worst, if you don't win). Then Florida. Jobs in the next tier... OSU, Southern Cal, Texas, Oklahoma...

    BTW: I don't think Strong is a serious candidate for the UF head coaching gig. Mullen seems the clear choice.
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    Re: Urban Meyer stepping down as Florida coach

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    Forde has always been a complete tool. Who the hell is he to question most of what he questions in that hack job? He's the stereotypical hack who wishes he was Urban Meyer but doesn't have the talent. He needs to get over himself.
    He's a tool because he questions Meyer's intentions? I thought it was a fair piece.

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    Re: Urban Meyer stepping down as Florida coach

    If I were Dan Mullen, I'd rather be the guy that replaces the guy who replaces Urban Meyer.

    Win at Mississippi State and move on after that. Let a Ron Zook type flub for a while.
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    Re: Urban Meyer stepping down as Florida coach

    "family reasons" seems to be a good umbrella.

    Health reasons made him slow down last year and question what the hell is he killing himself for. And he looked around and saw his family was moving on without him and he was missing out on it (and once that era of you life is gone, its gone). His doc said "you're not doing yourself any favors by burning the candle at both ends". And then he looked at his bank account and saw he had enough money to last a few lifetimes.

    He struggled and tried to reconcile all this and what popped out the end of the equation was "quit, you dummy".

    He's a man trying to live his life like all the rest of us.

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