"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
This is the kind of stuff that can kill a program. I'm sure we won't be so lucky and UF will be fine, but damn, give me a 3 star kid that grows into a hard working front line player anyday over these 5-star egos.
I apologize for bringing up an old topic but Detroit News just published an article linked below, suggesting that Meyer's alleged return to UF seems to be a ploy.
I too pray that Meyer fully recovers. However, the Detroit News article raises some real issues. Personally, I recall hearing that Meyer:
1.was said during his hospitalization to be dehydrated, which can lead to a heart attack
2.reported crushing chest pain, although I do not recall any report of the duration and location
3.had a strong family history of heart problems
4.initially was said to have “no chance” of returning to Florida as Head Coach by none other than his wife (see link)
Although Meyer has not been forthcoming about his circumstances and has given only spotty information-- also although there are many possible causes of chest pain--my best guess as a doctor is that Meyer had a heart attack. Even if one discounts the clinical information provided, if the diagnosis was less ominous, I cannot imagine why he would initially resign and why his wife would react so strongly.
If the news article is right and his retraction of his initial statement about resigning as HC is just a recruiting ploy, it is neither clever or wise IMO. You might be able to fool a 17-year old kid but you can't fool Mother Nature. Although his doctor may have encouraged physical activity, too much stress can be a problem, and recruiting can be pretty stressful. For sake of himself and his family, I hope and pray he is following his doctor's orders. Otherwise,he may not just be gone from UF but gone (period).