Florida Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley released a statement Monday regarding Urban Meyer‘s decision to become the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
“We will always be indebted to Urban Meyer and his contributions to the University of Florida. He elevated our program, winning multiple national championships and made a strong impact in this community. Over the past 11 months, he has clearly had an opportunity to determine that now is the right time to return to coaching.
“He is good for college football and we knew he would return to the sidelines to coach again. We wish nothing but the best for him and his family as he embarks on a new chapter in his career.”
Foley and Meyer became close friends during the latter’s tenure as head coach of the Gators. Foley said upon Meyer’s resignation that he expected him to return to college football at some point and would not have any hard feelings should he choose to do so.
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