Urban Changes Decision to Retire

Urban Meyer to take leave of absence but return to team.

The Associated Press
Florida coach Urban Meyer stands on the sideline during the Southeastern Conference championship football game Dec. 5 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Less than 24 hours after he resigned, Florida coach Urban Meyer is instead taking an indefinite leave of absence and opening the door for a return to the Gators.
A person familiar with decision told The Associated Press on Sunday that Meyer had changed his mind. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school made no announcement.
Meyer is to speak at a news conference in New Orleans on Sunday.
On Saturday night, Meyer said he was leaving after five seasons as Gators coach because of health concerns. He spent several hours in a hospital because of chest pains three weeks ago.
The University of Florida student newspaper, The New York Times and ESPN.com first reported Meyer's change of plans.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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