SANDESTIN — The rumors and speculation that disappeared with Urban Meyer’s return in the spring seemed to pop right back up over the last few months in his absence.
Here was one popular rumor: Meyer’s health is still a major concern and Steve Addazio will be taking over in the fall.
Well, the rumors likely will go away now after Meyer’s appearance in the SEC Spring Meetings on Tuesday. Maybe they’re gone for good now.
Some were wondering if he’d even show up, but he did — looking healthy and happy and sounding very eager to coach this team in the fall.
Meyer said his health has basically been a non-issue since late January, when his condition was properly diagnosed and he started taking medication for it. He said the intense chest pains that threatened his health and his coaching career were caused by “esophageal spasms.”
Meyer said he feels “fantastic” now and he doesn’t anticipate any more problems with his health in the future.
Meyer has done everything he’s been told to do to get his health back in order. He’s taken time off, taken much of the stress out of his job by delegating authority to his assistants, and spent a great deal of quality time with his family.
Meyer’s back now, healthy and maybe more energetic than ever. Time for the rumors and speculation to cease.