Nearly a year ago, Florida coach Urban Meyer stunned the football world when he announced that he was resigning his post. However, "resignation" eroded into "leave of absence," which further eroded into, "okay, I'll coach spring ball." Sure enough, he returned to the Gators this season.
Apparently, Meyer will only extend his career as Florida's head coach for one more year, as he announced on Wednesday that the Outback Bowl will be his final game, ending a disappointing season in which Florida finished 7-5. Our Gators blog, Alligator Army, wonders whether adding one sub-par year to an excellent career will serve to tarnish Meyer's legacy.
Urban didn't quit last season. He came back and spent 2010 with an offensive coordinator universally hated, a quarterback who never had the skill set for the spread offense, and a team that never had the focus necessary to win. There are a lot of supposed Gator fans perfectly happy with throwing Urban under the RTS bus following an awful 2010. But I think it is fair to accuse Urban of having a lame duck season.
Be sure to check out the rest of the post at Alligator Army. They've set up a poll asking whether the 2010 season impacts Meyer's legacy, and so far, the answer is, "no."