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Urban Meyer Leaving Florida Gators Football

By Gators Ticket Manager

Florida Gators head football coach Urban Meyer will officially take a leave of absence rather than step down from his coaching job.

"During the past couple of days I was offered and encouraged to take a leave of absence," said Urban Meyer. "I've accepted this offer to improve on my health."

Coach Urban Meyer will still coach the Florida Gators in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on January 1st before beginning his leave of absence. Be at the Sugar Bowl to cheer on Urban Meyer and all of the Florida Gators players! Check out Sugar Bowl Tickets here!

Offensive coordinator Steve Addazio will take over as interim head coach during Meyer's time away from the Florida Gators program.