2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season
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2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season
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2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season, or the college football season, began on September 2, 2009, progressed through the regular season and 2 bowl season, and (aside from all-star exhibition games that followed the bowl games) concluded with the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game in Pasadena, California on January 7, 2010, featuring the Alabama Crimson Tide,defeating the Texas Longhorns for the National Championship by the score of 37–21.
This season saw two milestones related to the
Rule changes for 2009
The NCAA football rules committee proposed several rule changes for 2009.
Before these rules were officially adopted, these proposals had to be approved by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel. The rule changes include the following: 5
If the home team wears colored jerseys, the visiting team may also wear colored jerseys; so long as the two teams have agreed to do so. This comes after a traditional
USC-UCLA game where both teams wore their home uniforms. Previously, the visiting team would be charged a first-half timeout for illegal equipment. 6 If the punter carries the ball outside of the tackle box, he is no longer protected under the roughing the kicker
penalty. Deliberately grabbing the chin strap is now included as part of the face mask penalty.
The edge of the tackle box is defined as being five yards to the left and right of the snapper, rather than two parallel lines from the position of the offensive tackles.
Periods will not be extended for plays that result in loss of down (i.e. illegal forward pass).
If a defensive player is injured, the play clock will be reset to 40 seconds. The play clock will be reset to 25 seconds for an injury to an offensive player.
Brandon West of
Western Michigan set the NCAA Division I FBS records for career all-purpose yards and career kick return yards. On November 14, West broke the record of 7,573 all-purpose yards set by DeAngelo Williams of Memphis. Against 7 Michigan State on November 7, West broke the record of 2,945 return yards set by Jessie Henderson of SMU. West finished the season setting the records at 3,118 kick return yards and 7,764 total yards. 8 9 10
Russell Wilson of North Carolina State set a new Division I record for most passes attempted without an interception, breaking the previous record of 325 set by André Woodson of Kentucky from 2006–07. Wilson broke the record in the third quarter of the Pack's 45–14 win over Gardner-Webb on September 19. The streak ended at 379 on October 3 against 11 Wake Forest. Wilson's last interception had been in the third quarter of the Wolfpack's game against Clemson on September 13, 2008. 12
Texas' Colt McCoy picked up his 43rd career win as a starting quarterback, breaking the previous FBS record of 42 by
Georgia's David Greene, with a 51–20 win over Kansas on November 21. The record was extended to 45 with wins over 13 Texas A&M in the regular-season finale and Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship Game. However, his streak ended at the BCS Championship when he was injured early in the first quarter, and the Longhorns lost 37-21.
On December 12, 2009 against
rival Army, Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs ran for his 24th rushing touchdown on the season, giving him the single-season record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. 15
Two FBS teams opened new stadiums on September 12:
Ten most watched regular season games in 2009
1. December 5 - 2009
SEC Championship - CBS - 1 Florida vs 2 Alabama - 17.969 Million viewers 2. December 5 - 2009
Big 12 Championship - ESPN on ABC - 3 Texas vs 22 Nebraska - 12.693 Million viewers 3. September 12 -
ESPN - 3 USC vs 8 Ohio State - 10.586 Million viewers 4. October 10 -
CBS - 4 LSU vs 1 Florida - 10.496 Million viewers 5. October 17 -
Red River Rivalry - ESPN on ABC - 20 Oklahoma vs 3 Texas - 8.713 Million Viewers 6. September 7 -
ESPN - Miami vs 18 Florida State - 8.406 Million viewers 7. September 12 -
ESPN on ABC - 18 Notre Dame vs Michigan - 8.391 Million viewers 8. November 27 -
Iron Bowl - CBS - 2 Alabama vs Auburn - 8.124 Million viewers 9. October 3 -
ESPN on ABC Regional - 8 Oklahoma vs 17 Miami & California vs 7 USC - 7.834 Million viewers 10. November 28 -
CBS - Florida State vs 1 Florida - 7.491 Million viewers
Key Matchups & Upsets of 2009
#20 BYU 14
#3 Oklahoma 13 In the first
Cowboys Classic, #3 Oklahoma lost to BYU as well as had Sam Bradford, their Heisman-winning QB, injured at the end of the first half. 17
#5 Oklahoma State 35 Oklahoma State rose to #5 after they beat
#13 Georgia, but had no answer for Houston Quarterback Case Keenum, who passed for 366 yards as they beat Oklahoma State in Stillwater. 18
#14 Georgia Tech 17
#20 Miami (FL) 33 In this early-season ACC Matchup, Miami upsets eventual-ACC Champion Georgia Tech to stay unbeaten and 2-0 in the ACC.
Florida State 54
#7 BYU 28 With both teams heading in opposite directions- BYU in the BCS Mix, and Florida State losing to Miami and a 10-point win over Jacksonville State- the Seminoles pull a major upset in Provo and hand BYU its first loss.
#1 Florida 23 After much trash-talking earlier that year by Lane Kiffin, the then-Head Coach, about "Singing Rocky Top" after a victory in The Swamp, the Gators beat the Vols 23-13.
#3 USC 13
Washington 16 Washington upsets USC on a last-second field goal to give USC its first loss of their season.
#19 Nebraska 15
#13 Virginia Tech 16 In Blacksburg, Virginia Tech scored the games second touchdown with 21 Seconds left to take the lead and win by 1 over Nebraska.
#4 Ole Miss 10
South Carolina 16 #4 Ole Miss, undefeated and in the BCS Title mix, lost their first game in Columbia to the Gamecocks by 6.
#9 Miami (FL) 7
#11 Virginia Tech 31 In Blacksburg, Miami suffered its first loss in Blacksburg, as Virginia Tech climbs into the Top Ten and remains undefeated in ACC games, as the Hurricanes lose by 24.
#5 Penn State 10 In a matchup of unbeaten Big Ten teams, Penn State jumps out to a 10-0 lead after the 1st Quarter, but Iowa scores 21 consecutive points- including 16 Fourth-Quarter points- to win 21-10 and stay undefeated.
#4 LSU 20
#18 Georgia 13 In a SEC matchup in Athens, Georgia takes a 13-12 lead with only 1:09 to go. LSU scored with 46 seconds left to take the lead and win 20-13 and remain undefeated.
#8 Oklahoma 20
#17 Miami (FL) 21 In a mid-season non-conference matchup, Miami upsets Oklahoma 21-20 to remain one-loss and on the outside shot at BCS Title Contention.
#21 Nebraska 27
#24 Missouri 12 In a Big 12 North rivalry, Missouri was up 12-0 heading into the 4th Quarter, but Nebraska exploded for 27 4th Quarter points to hand Missouri its first loss as Nebraska stays unbeaten in Big 12 play.
#3 Alabama 22
#22 Ole Miss 3 In a critical SEC West game in Oxford, #3 Alabama beats Ole Miss primarily due to Alabama Kicker Leigh Tiffin's 5 Field Goals and Ole Miss Quarterback Jevan Snead's four interceptions.
#10 TCU 20
Air Force 17 TCU narrowly beats Air Force in Colorado Springs to keep its undefeated season and BCS At-Large hopes alive as they win by 3.
#1 Florida 13
#4 LSU 3 In this SEC powerhouse battle in Baton Rouge, Florida takes down LSU in Tiger Stadium and stays undefeated.
#20 Oklahoma 13
#3 Texas 16 In the
Red River Rivalry, #3 Texas defeats Oklahoma for the second consecutive year to remain unbeaten and Oklahoma's QB Sam Bradford is injured again. 33
#7 Ohio State 18
Purdue 26 Purdue beats Ohio State to snap Ohio State 17-Game Road Winning Streak and hand the Buckeyes their first Big Ten defeat of 2009.
#1 Florida 23 In The Swamp, the #1 Gators edge Arkansas 23-20 with the difference being Florida Kicker Caleb Sturgis Field Goal with 9 seconds left in the game to remain undefeated.
#4 Virginia Tech 23
#19 Georgia Tech 28 In an ACC Coastal battle with ACC Championship implications, #19 Georgia Tech upsets #4 Virginia Tech 28-23, which knocked Virginia Tech out of BCS Title contention and gave them their first ACC loss.
#23 West Virginia 28 #23 West Virginia pulled out a close victory over Connecticut, while both teams and the fans in Morgantown remembered Jasper Howard, the Connecticut Cornerback who was killed earlier that week, as both teams wore stickers on their helmets honoring Howard.
#2 Alabama 12 In what became known as "The Block" or "Rocky Block", Alabama led 12-10. Tennessee lined up for a 44-yard Field Goal with 4 seconds remaining for the lead. Alabama's Terrence "Mount" Cody blocked the field goal for the Crimson Tide to remain undefeated.
#4 Iowa 15
Michigan State 13 #4 Iowa remained unbeaten with a touchdown pass as time expired to win by 2 and remain right in the BCS Title mix.
#5 USC 20
#10 Oregon 47 The Ducks hand the Trojans their worst loss since 1997 and knock USC out of the BCS Title race as the Ducks rise to the tops of the Pac-10.
#4 Iowa 10 After Ricki Stanzi was injured in the 2nd Quarter, Northwestern goes onto upset Iowa. The loss knocked Iowa from outright top of the Big Ten into a tie with Ohio State.
#9 LSU 15
#2 Alabama 24 In "Saban Bowl III", Alabama scored 14-Fourth Quarter points to beat LSU 24-15. This win clinched Alabama a spot in the SEC Title game.
#8 Oregon 42
Stanford 51 Stanford gave Oregon its first Pac-10 loss by winning by 9. The win also loosened Oregons control of the Pac-10 title race.
#16 Ohio State 24
#11 Penn State 7 In a Big Ten game with BCS implications, Ohio State dominated Penn State in Happy Valley to seize control of the Big Ten Title race.
#25 West Virginia 21
#5 Cincinnati 24 In a Big East matchup with the Big East race impact, Cincinnati beats West Virginia and stays undefeated.
#25 Stanford 55
#9 USC 21 Stanford beat-down USC in the Coliseum for USC worst loss since 1966 and the most points a USC team has ever allowed. The loss destroyed USC's Pac-10 hopes as well as any BCS hopes.
#1 Florida 24
South Carolina 14 #1 Florida defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia to remain unbeaten. The win clinched Florida's SEC East title and a SEC Championship vs. Alabama.
#10 Iowa 24
#11 Ohio State 27 (OT) Ohio State beat Iowa, 27-24 in Overtime, to secure a share of the Big Ten title. The win also clinched a Rose Bowl berth for Ohio State.
#16 Utah 28
#4 TCU 55 TCU beat Utah in Fort Worth to control the Mountain West Title race, remain undefeated and keep their BCS hopes alive.
#12 Houston 32
UCF 37 UCF beat a ranked opponent for the first time in program history when they downed #12 ranked Houston 37-32. They came into a game a six point underdog, but with 241 yards through the air and another 152 on the ground, they forced 3 turnovers to pull out the huge win on homecoming.
#25 California 34
#17 Stanford 28 In The Big Game, California destroyed Stanford's Pac-10 title hopes and narrowly beat Stanford by 6 after Mike Mohamed intercepted Andrew Luck's pass with 1:36 left in the game.
#11 Oregon 44
#17 Arizona 41 (2OT) Oregon escapes Tucson with a Double-Overtime 3-point victory over Arizona. The win gives Oregon a share of the Pac-10 title, and with a win over Oregon State, they could have a Rose Bowl berth and an outright title.
#3 Texas 49
Texas A&M 39 In the
Lone Star Showdown, #3 Texas remained undefeated with a 49-39 Shootout victory over their archrivals. With the win, and a win next week in the Big 12 Championship vs. Nebraska, they would be in the BCS Title game in Pasadena. 52
#2 Alabama 26
Auburn 21 In the
Iron Bowl, Alabama fought back from a 14-0 deficit in the 1st Quarter to trail 21-20 Mid-4th Quarter. Then, what was dubbed as "The Drive", Alabama scored the game winning touchdown with 1:24 remaining to beat Auburn in Jordan-Hare by 5, and stay in the National Title race. 53
#9 Pittsburgh 16
West Virginia 19 In the
Backyard Brawl, West Virginia upsets Pittsburgh to avenge their bitter defeat 2 years ago and destroy Pittsburgh's hopes of a BCS at-large bid. 54
#9 Boise State 44 Boise State beats Nevada, 44-33, to win the WAC Title and stay in contention for a BCS bowl berth.
Florida State 10
#1 Florida 37 Florida beats its rival Florida State to remain #1 and, with a win over Alabama in the SEC Title, would clinch a National Title berth.
#16 Oregon State 33
#7 Oregon 37 In the Civil War rivalry, the Ducks beat the Beavers, 37-33 to clinch the outright Pac-10 title and a Rose Bowl berth.
#5 Cincinnati 45
#15 Pittsburgh 44 In what was an unofficial Big East Championship, #5 Cincinnati made a miracle comeback from 21 down to win with a TD with 33 seconds left, to remain unbeaten, clinch a BCS berth, and have an outside shot at the National Title game.
#1 Florida 13
#2 Alabama 32 Alabama won their 22nd SEC Championship after beating the top-ranked Florida Gators, 32-13. Their win clinched them a spot in the National Title game.
#3 Texas 13
#22 Nebraska 12 In the
Big 12 Championship, Texas edged out Nebraska 13-12, after an extra second was added on the clock which resulted in Texas being able to kick a game-winning field goal. Texas clinched a berth in the national title with a win. 60
Offensive Player of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
C. J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
Case Keenum, QB, Houston (C-USA MVP)
Joe Webb, QB, UAB (OPOY) Bruce Miller,
DE, Central Florida
Dan LeFevour, QB, Central Michigan Adrian Robinson,
Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
Offensive Player of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
Cincinnati 12–0 (7–0)
Dion Lewis, RB, Pittsburgh
Greg Romeus, DE, Pittsburgh
Mick Williams, DT, Pittsburgh
Ohio State 10–2 (7–1)
John Clay, RB, Wisconsin
Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State
Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State
TCU 12–0 (8–0)
Andy Dalton, QB, TCU
Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU
Oregon 10–2 (8–1)
Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford
Brian Price, DT, UCLA
Troy 9–3 (8–0)
Cardia Jackson, LB, Louisiana-Monroe
Chris McCoy, DE, Middle Tennessee
Boise State 13–0 (8–0)
Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State
Dontay Moch, LB, Nevada
One unusual aspect of this season was that every conference in Division I FBS, even those that did not contest a championship game, had an undisputed champion. This last happened in
In July 2011, the NCAA released its findings in a 2 year investigation into allegations of a Georgia Tech player receiving $321 of clothing from a runner for an agent. While, no conclusive evidence was brought against the player, actions taken by the GT athletic department were perceived as an attempt to hinder the NCAA investigation into this offense. Despite requesting the investigation be kept a secret, the Georgia Tech AD informed Coach Paul Johnson of the investigation and the players in question found out as well. The NCAA determined that the Player should have been declared ineligible for the final three games of GT 2009 season. To punish Georgia Tech for an accused "Lack of Cooperation" and hindering the investigation, they were required to vacate the ACC Championship game win, along with other penalties. As such, there is currently no official 2009 ACC Champion. GT plans to appeal the decision.
BCS Contests 62
New Mexico Bowl
University of New Mexico
Wyoming (6–6, 4–4 MWC)
Fresno State (8–4, 6–2 WAC)
Fresno State 28 (2 OT)
St. Petersburg Bowl presented by Beef 'O' Brady's
St. Petersburg, FL
Rutgers (8–4, 3–4 Big East)
UCF (8–4, 6–2 C-USA)
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
New Orleans, LA
Middle Tennessee (9–3, 7–1 Sun Belt)
Southern Miss (7–5, 5–3 C-USA)
Middle Tennessee 42
Southern Miss 32
Maaco Bowl Las Vegas
Sam Boyd Stadium
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
#14 BYU (10–2, 7–1 MWC)
#18 Oregon State (8–4, 6–3 Pac-10)
Oregon State 20
SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl
San Diego, CA
#23 Utah (9–3, 6–2 MWC)
California (8–4, 5–4 Pac-10)
Sheraton Hawai ʻi Bowl
SMU (7–5, 6–2 C-USA)
Nevada (8–4, 7–1 WAC)
66 67 68
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
Marshall (6–6, 4–4 C-USA)
Ohio (9–4, 7–1 MAC)
Meineke Car Care Bowl
Bank of America Stadium
#17 Pittsburgh (9–3, 5–2 Big East)
North Carolina (8–4, 4–4 ACC)
North Carolina 17
San Francisco, CA
#24 USC (8–4, 5–4 Pac-10)
Boston College (8–4, 5–3 ACC)
Boston College 13
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl
Clemson (8–5, 6–2 ACC)
Kentucky (7–5, 3–5 SEC)
Advocare V100 Independence Bowl
Georgia (7–5, 4–4 SEC)
Texas A&M (6–6, 3–5 Big 12)
Texas A&M 20
UCLA (6–6, 3–6 Pac-10)
Temple (9–3, 7–1 MAC)
Champs Sports Bowl
#25 Wisconsin (9–3, 5–3 Big Ten)
#15 Miami (9–3, 5–3 ACC)
Roady's Humanitarian Bowl
Boise State University
Idaho (7–5, 4–4 WAC)
Bowling Green (7–5, 6–2 MAC)
Bowling Green 42
Pacific Life Holiday Bowl
San Diego, CA
#22 Nebraska (9–4, 6–3 Big 12)
#20 Arizona (8–4, 6–3 Pac-10)
Bell Helicopters Armed Forces Bowl
Amon G. Carter Stadium
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX
Air Force (7–5, 5–3 MWC)
Houston (10–3, 6–2 C–USA)
Air Force 47
Brut Sun Bowl
Sun Bowl Stadium
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX
Oklahoma (7–5, 5–3 Big 12)
#21 Stanford (8–4, 6–3 Pac-10)
Navy (9–4) N 1
Missouri 13 (8–4, 4–4 Big 12) 74
Sun Devil Stadium
Arizona State University
Iowa State (6–6, 3–5 Big 12)
Minnesota (6–6, 3–5 Big Ten)
Iowa State 14
#11 Virginia Tech (9–3, 6–2 ACC)
Tennessee (7–5, 4–4 SEC)
Virginia Tech 37
Raymond James Stadium
Auburn (7–5, 3–5 SEC)
Northwestern (8–4, 5–3 Big Ten)
Northwestern 35 (OT)
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Florida State (6–6, 4–4 ACC)
#16 West Virginia (9–3, 5–2 Big East)
Florida State 33
West Virginia 21
Capital One Bowl Citrus Bowl
#13 Penn State (10–2, 6–2 Big Ten)
#12 LSU (9–3, 5–3 SEC) 76
Penn State 19
Toronto, ON, CAN
South Florida (7–5, 3–4 Big East)
Northern Illinois (7–5, 5–3 MAC)
South Florida 27
Northern Illinois 3
Connecticut (7–5, 3–4 Big East)
South Carolina (7–5, 3–5 SEC)
South Carolina 7
AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic
Ole Miss (8–4, 4–4 SEC)
#19 Oklahoma State (9–3, 6–2 Big 12)
Ole Miss 21
Oklahoma State 7
AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Arkansas (7–5, 3–5 SEC)
East Carolina (9–4, 7–1 C–USA)
East Carolina 17 (OT)
Valero Energy Alamo Bowl
San Antonio, TX
Texas Tech (8–4, 5–3 Big 12)
Michigan State (6–6, 4–4 Big Ten)
Texas Tech 41
Michigan State 31
Ladd Peebles Stadium
Central Michigan (11–2, 8–0 MAC)
Troy (9–3, 8–0 Sun Belt)
Central Michigan 44
Troy 41 (2OT)
Bowl Championship Series 2010 Schedule
Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi
Rose Bowl Stadium
#8 Ohio State (10–2, 7–1 Big Ten)
#7 Oregon (10–2, 8–1 Pac-10)
Ohio State 26
Allstate Sugar Bowl
New Orleans, LA
#5 Florida (12–1, 8–0 SEC)
#3 Cincinnati (12–0, 7–0 Big East)
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
University of Phoenix Stadium
#6 Boise State (13–0, 8–0 WAC)
#4 TCU (12–0, 8–0 MWC)
Boise State 17
FedEx Orange Bowl
Miami Gardens, FL
#10 Iowa (10–2, 6–2 Big Ten)
#9 Georgia Tech (11–2, 7–1 ACC)
Georgia Tech 14
2010 Citi BCS National Championship Game Rose Bowl Stadium
#1 Alabama (13–0, 8–0 SEC)
#2 Texas (13–0, 8–0 Big 12)
^ Navy won seven games to be bowl-eligible, as they are playing a 13-game schedule. They secured the bid on November 7 with a 23–21 win over Notre Dame.
Bowl Challenge Cup standings
Division I FBS Independents *
Sun Belt *
* Does not meet minimum game requirement of three teams needed for a conference to be eligible. (In any case, "Independent" is not a conference, rather, it is the lack of one.)
Heisman Trophy voting
The Heisman Trophy is given to the year's most outstanding player
Awards and honors
Walter Camp Award (top player): Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
Maxwell Award (top player): Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
AP Player of the Year: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
Bronko Nagurski Trophy (defensive player): Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska 78
Campbell Trophy (academic award, formerly the Draddy Trophy): Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
Chuck Bednarik Award (defensive player): Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
Dave Rimington Trophy (center): Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida
Davey O'Brien Award (quarterback): Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
Dick Butkus Award (linebacker): Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
Doak Walker Award (running back): Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford
Fred Biletnikoff Award (wide receiver): Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame
Jim Thorpe Award (defensive back): Eric Berry, CB, Tennessee
John Mackey Award (tight end): Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida
Johnny Unitas Award (Sr. quarterback): Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
Lombardi Award (top lineman): Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
Lott Trophy (defensive impact): Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU
Lou Groza Award (placekicker): Kai Forbath, K, UCLA
Manning Award (quarterback): Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
Outland Trophy (interior lineman): Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
Ray Guy Award (punter): Drew Butler, P, Georgia
Sammy Baugh Trophy (quarterback, specifically passer): Case Keenum, QB, Houston
Ted Hendricks Award (defensive end): Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU
Wuerffel Trophy (humanitarian-athlete): Tim Hiller, QB, Western Michigan 79
The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award: Brian Kelly, Cincinnati
AP Coach of the Year: Gary Patterson, TCU
Paul "Bear" Bryant Award (head coach): Chris Petersen, Boise State
Walter Camp Coach of the Year (head coach): Gary Patterson, TCU
Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award: Nick Saban, Alabama
Broyles Award (assistant coach): Kirby Smart, Alabama
End of season
All dates in November and December were in 2009; all January dates were in 2010.
Incoming coaches who were the designated replacement for their predecessors are in
. bold italics
On December 26,
Florida head coach Urban Meyer announced his resignation due to health concerns, effective after the Gators' Sugar Bowl appearance. However, Meyer had a change of heart and announced the following day that he would instead take an indefinite leave of absence, and expected to be back coaching by the start of the 2010 season. Offensive coordinator 125 Steve Addazio took over Meyer's duties in his absence. Meyer returned from his self-imposed leave in time for Florida's 2010 spring practice. 126 127
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