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Confirmed: Urban Meyer Will Take Leave Of Absence, Steve Addazio To Serve As Interim Coach

After a flurry of reports and rumors, we hear it straight from Urban Meyer's mouth: the Florida head coach will take an indefinite leave of absence. To open the press conference on Sunday, Meyer announced the news, and he also confirmed that assistant coach Steve Addazio will serve as head coach on an interim basis.

They haven't been explicit on the matter, but it's presumed that Meyer will still coach the Sugar Bowl against Cincinnati as rumored.

It seems, then, that rumors of various coaches leaping at the Florida job (Bob Stoops, Charlie Strong, etc.), are irrelevant. Breathe easy, sports fans.