December 9, 2010 in Sports

In brief: Meyer resigns as Gators’ coach

 

College football: After some “deep family discussions” about his future in coaching, Florida football coach Urban Meyer stepped down Wednesday following his worst season as the Gators’ head coach.

Meyer, who resigned after Florida’s SEC Championship loss to Alabama last season and then later had a change of heart and returned, leaves the program after a 7-5 record and a 31-7 loss at Florida State.

Meyer (pictured above) said in a press conference that the decision to leave was for his family.

He called his resignation last year a “knee-jerk reaction” to health issues he was having, adding that he is comfortable with this decision now.

The Gators said Meyer will coach UF in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1.

He has a 64-15 record at UF, for which he won two national championships, two SEC titles and three SEC East crowns.

Orlando Sentinel

Hall of Famer Feller in hospice

Baseball: Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller has been moved from a hospital to hospice care.

The 92-year-old Feller, who was recently admitted to the Cleveland Clinic with pneumonia, has been transferred to a hospice in the Cleveland area, Bob DiBiasio, the team’s vice president of public relations confirmed to The Associated Press.

Feller’s health has been in decline in recent months.

He was diagnosed with leukemia in August.

Feller won 266 games in 18 seasons – all with the Indians. An eight-time All-Star, Feller interrupted his baseball career to enlist in the Navy during World War II.

Feller served three years in the military before returning to the majors.

Associated Press


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