Urban Meyer: Never Mind! Florida football coach will take leave of absence, not resign By M. Morris, Newser Staff Posted Dec 27, 2009 3:21 PM CST 4 comments Comments Florida coach Urban Meyer and quarterback Tim Tebow react after an Alabama touchdown in the first half of the Tide's victory in the SEC championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Dec. 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) (Newser) – Urban Meyer, who stunned the sports world when he announced yesterday he would step down as Florida football coach, instead will take an indefinite leave of absence. Meyer, 45, cited health concerns in announcing his resignation. He could return to the Gators' helm as soon as next fall, the Gainesville Sun reports.