GAINESVILLE -- In this photo of Urban Meyer during the SEC championship game, check out the guy to Meyer's right (your left). That's Florida's team doctor, Pete Indelicato.
How often is a team doctor next to a head coach during a football game? Not often, unless something is wrong. It's probably just a coincidence, but maybe Meyer was a bit under the weather on Saturday during the SEC championship game and Indelicato was shadowing Meyer. UF's coach didn't sound well during Sunday evening's Sugar Bowl teleconference. His voice was hoarse and Meyer sounded a little weak, as if he wasn't feeling well. I asked Meyer about his health on Sunday mainly because it's my job to ask questions but also because I was genuinely concerned.
Meyer went to Shands Hospital at the University of Florida on early Sunday morning and was treated for dehydration, according to a UF team spokesman. Stress can cause dehydration but so can other things like the flu. Get some rest Urban and drink plenty of, you know, Gatorade.