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Florida football head coach to step down

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Urban Meyer is stepping down as the University of Florida's head football coach
  • The Gators coach and university athletic staff have scheduled a press conference for 6 p.m.
  • Meyer will coach his last game for the university through the Outback Bowl

(CNN) -- Urban Meyer is stepping down as the University of Florida's head football coach, according to a university statement.

The Gators coach and university athletic staff have scheduled a press conference for 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the statement.

"I have been a Division I football coach for the last 25 years and, during that time, my primary focus has been making a difference in the lives of the young men I have been so fortunate to have coached and building championship programs," Meyer said in the statement.

Meyer will coach his last game for the university through the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day.