Florida Gators football coach Urban Meyer has resigned as UF's football coach Wednesday and this time he’s not coming back.
"This isn’t like last year," Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley told the Orlando Sentinel.
"This time he is at peace with his decision."
Is there any question that Dan Mullen will be his successor?
"I'm not getting into candidates," Foley said, "but we expect to have a coach in the next couple of weeks."
Foley also said Meyer did not resign for health reasons.
"He just decided it was time," Foley said. "Not because he's sick. He want to take a step back. He's rebuilt three programs and felt it was time to do something else. He's given his all to this program and he's at peace with this decision. This isn't like last year when he resigned."
Foley went on refute those who feel Meyer wasn't the same when he came back after his brief resignation following last season.
"I know that's out there," Foley said, "but it's not true. I was with Urban every single day. I saw him at practice and I saw him in meetings. There's no question in my mind that he poured his heart into this season.
"We finished 7-5 this year, but look at Urban's body of work. He won two national titles in three years when it's hard to win just one. He ran a clean program and he ran a championship program. He took the foundation that Steve Spurrier built and built right on top of it."Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times