Gambling sports was just getting used to that story when the very next day Meyer made even bigger sports gambling news when he announced a leave of absence instead. It has been a volatile month of gambling sports news from Gainesville as the Gators lost the SEC title game in poor fashion to Alabama to start December.
Meyer was quite upset on the sidelines during that sports gambling loss and was seen throwing his headsets and screaming. It was later learned that after that sports betting defeat Meyer was checked into the hospital for chest pains. He later had to make a second return to the emergency room.
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was again a Heisman Trophy finalist but was simply not the same for the 2009 gambling sports season and was never a real threat to win the trophy again. Tebow made some poor plays in the gambling sports loss to Alabama to end his career on a sour note.
Before that gambling sports matchup the Gators had to deal with the suspension of one of their top defensive players due to drinking and driving. All of this, along with the highly intense weekly gambling sports matchups in the ultra competitive SEC took their toll on Meyer.
Meyer has coached 5 gambling sports seasons at Florida and has won 2 national championships. He has completely re-made the Gator program into one of the most respected by all of those who are gambling sports.
It was all of the work that he put into the Florida program over the past five years that led him to change his mind and take a leave of absence for 2010 rather than cut all ties and retire. Meyer’s doctors made it clear that his health problems were not life threatening but were simply matters of fatigue.
Meyer will coach the Gators in the January 1 Sugar Bowl and then take an indefinite leave. He did state that in his gut he expects to be back for 2010.