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Listing initiatives by Gators coach Urban Meyer to maintain his health during football season

GAINESVILLE -- One of the most important stories facing the Florida Gators this season is the health of UF coach Urban Meyer.

Meyer's quality of life improved dramatically over the offseason because he was forced to address a few things about his health. But the offseason is nothing compared to the football season. In the past, that's the time of year when Meyer normally drops weight because he's not eating. By the end of the 2009 season, Meyer had lost a considerable amount of weight, which likely contributed to his health scare.

MeyerPICTURED: Urban Meyer is looking good this season and he wants to keep it that way.

In today's Miami Herald, I wrote a story about Meyer's health during the football season. Why write about this right now? Well, like I said, this is the time of year when Meyer must maintain his health and two weeks into the season is the perfect time to reflect on Meyer's health initiatives. After all, anyone can get healthy in the offseason. Maintaining Meyer's health during this football season is crucial to the long-term success of the Florida Gators. Here's a link to that story. LINK!

Meyer has made simple but effective changes to his daily and weekly routine during the football season to improve his quality of life:

1. Taking his medication. Meyer likely wouldn't be coaching right now if his esophageal spasms were not diagnosed in January.

2. Actually eating. It sounds simple, but Meyer is taking the time to take a break and actually eat lunch every day during the football season.

3. Rest. Meyer has scheduled more time in his day to rest. No more breaking down film into the early hours of the morning.

4. Exercise. Meyer exercises from noon to 1 p.m. every day.

5. Streamlined media schedule. Meyer used to meet with reporters every day during the season (except Friday, of course, but he would still do radio on Friday). This season, Meyer stays away from the media on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Meyer's news conferences for Mondays and Saturdays' post-game are required. Meyer answers a handful of questions for a few minutes on the SEC coaches' teleconference on Wednesdays (again, required). He meets with the UF beat writers for about five minutes on Thursdays (not required). It should be noted that he still does his Sunday TV show with Mick Hubert, but that's pretty low key and, once again, required by contract.



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Guess what...Canes are back again!

Ohhhh no another false alarm.

Jacory is pretty good at throwing to the other team.

SHannon is like 1-20 against decent teams. WHy cant they play 1-AA teams all the time??

This slow midwest teams like Wisconsin and Ohio State give the Canes all sorts of trouble.

jerkoff u would have been smoked by OSU...no chance in hell u would have gave them a run....good luck in knoxville this will be your 2nd hardest game this season...
betty crocker is still cooking those cupcakes for the gaturds.....

Drtycane, why don't you go drown in the pool of tears with the rest of you has-beens...no one really cares about what you have to say. You talked all the yip-yap about Dynasties, NC's, Ohio State beatdowns, etc., etc...Jacory was laying on his back all game and he was floating ducks like it was bird migration season. 4 INT's? Leader of the NCAA, once again...in throwing picks. Talking about cupcakes, I hope Jacory still purchases that cupcake-colored suit for the Heisman Trophy Presentation Ceremony. NOTTTT. 2-0 is better than 1-1...soon to be 1-2 when you guys lose to Pitt.

Whining Gator trash, really? You play horribly against inferior opponents and that translates to winning "SEC" style? Don't insult the SEC with your typical arrogant garbage. You and your coach remain the laughingstock of our league.

Vila whip you by double-digits this Saturday. If you have fallen six spots after victories, think how far you will fall after the loss.

Go 'Cocks. Gators are swamp donkey trash.

Please dude. LOL!
How many SEC titles have you all won? LOL! Better yet, how many National Championships have you all won?
I think we all know the answers to those questions. LOL!

Don't come on here and act like King $hit all right Princess. LOL! Go to ACC where the Gamecocks belong. LOL!


Wow! It's a Canes fan! Haven't seen one of those for a couple of days! LOL!
Wonder why they haven't been on here for a while?
Still licking their wounds I guess. LOL!

I don't really have much to comment on, but I guess someone has to try to break up the silliness with a rational statement.

Jo, any info on why Andre Debose has been a non-issue so far?. I think all Gator fans are wondering about that. Thanks.

Funny to hear DirtyCane talk about cupcake schedules when canes have ZERO ranked teams left.

Wonder why your still cowards & won't schedule Miami Of Fla instead of Miami Of Ohio. Can't be because your strength of scheduile for outside of cnf games. Get a little courage & play the U.

Wonder why your still cowards & won't schedule Miami Of Fla instead of Miami Of Ohio. Can't be because your strength of scheduile for outside of cnf games. Get a little courage & play the U.

Posted by: Billybob54 | September 14, 2010 at 07:54 AM

LOL -- wwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh, our team sucks, wwwwwwaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh, our conference sucks, wwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh, our fans suck, wwwwwwwaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh, our SOS sucks.

Why don't you get the fire extinguisher fired up outside the can. You can run through the smoke after giving yourself "a-hand".


What is up with so many gator players being arrested? Now Rainey, what gives?

It's certainly a problem.


Joe, I'm wondering what Will Hill did! Can you read the tea leaves, smoke signals, etc and get a word on what happened?

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