UPDATE: Thanks to emailers and Twitterati, it now appears that Benjamin Volin of the PALM BEACH POST was the first to report on Twitter.com* that Urban Meyer would not be leaving the Florida program.
Also, based on Tweetdeck, it appears Chris Mortensen of ESPN may have edged Pete Thamel NEW YORK TIMES by a minute. Splitting hairs at this point.
(*Andy Staples of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED reports that GatorBait.Net was the first outlet on any platform to report the story.)
Meanwhile, as the media gears up for a presser from Urban Meyer once the Gators plane touches down in New Orleans today, Pat Dooley of the GAINESVILLE SUN is reporting that Addazio isn’t necessarily a done deal.
Although it has been reported that offensive coordinator Steve Addazio will be the interim coach next year, it has not been decided and there is a possibility that Meyer will coach the Gators in 2010.
That despite Thamel reporting earlier that he had spoken to Addazio on the phone about taking the position.
Might there be an internal power struggle between Meyer and Foley on the choice of interim coach? Probably not, but interesting contradiction.
Also, the ORLANDO SENTINEL has comments from Florida defensive line coach Dan McCarney on how long Meyer will be out:
McCarney said “I don’t know if it’s one month, three months or six months, but (Urban’s) coming back.”
At this point, like you, I’ve given up on who to believe. I’m starting to get a feeling that Bob Knight once (inappropriately) described.