Though we know Urban Meyer stepped down as Florida's head coach due to health reasons, we're still digging for all the specifics. An Orlando TV station, WKMG-6, reports that Meyer suffered a heart attack during the 2009 season.
It should be stressed here that WKMG is relying on a single anonymous source for this story, so this report certainly can't be confirmed at this time. Here it is, for what it's worth:
A source confirmed to Local 6 sports director David Pingalore on Saturday that Florida head coach Urban Meyer, who is resigning, suffered a heart attack during the season.University of Florida athletics director Jeremy Foley announced on Saturday that Meyer would resign after the Gators' game against Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day.According to Pingalore's source, Meyer did not inform the team about the issue during the season.
If true -- and once again, that's a big -- IF -- this is a startling development. Stay tuned for the inevitable confirmation/denial.
UPDATE: During his Sunday press conference, Meyer categorically denied that he suffered a heart attack during the 2009 season. Like so many other rumors over the past weekend, this one has been shot down.