|Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 4):|
I bet Notre Dame wishes that this happened about a month ago. They could have gotten him healthy and put him on the sideline.
Probably why he didn't show any interest in the gig in the first place. Sounds like this has been a lingering issue with The Urb, and he's probably making the right decision. He's only 45. I'm sure he'd like to live to tell his grandchildren about his coaching glory, wouldn't you think? One's mortality has a way of jolting you into reality.
Personally, I'm surprised we don't have more coaches keeling over of a coronary, with as much work as some of them do. Bill Belichek says he sleeps in his office like 5 days a week. It can't be a healthy lifestyle.
Good chance that if he gets his health together, he'll be back in the ranks of coaching some day, but I think he'll take at least a few years off, maybe get a broadcasting gig, and live to a ripe old age.