Charlie Strong will join Urban Meyer as Jaguars assistant head coach

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Jaguars coach Urban Meyer, who has no NFL playing or coaching experience, has hired a right-hand man who has (checks notes) no NFL playing or coaching experience, either.

Per multiple reports, former Louisville, Texas, and South Florida coach Charlie Strong will join Meyer as the assistant head coach. He’s also expected to coach a position on the team’s defense.

Meyer and Strong spent five years together at Florida, where Meyer was the head coach and Strong served as defensive coordinator.

The Jaguars are taking a calculated risk by entrusting the team to a head coach with so little NFL experience. If it works (like it did for Jimmy Johnson in Dallas 30 years ago), It will be great. If it doesn’t, they can move on and try again with another coach. Like they’ve done for more of the last 20 years or so, since firing Tom Coughlin, the only coach in team history with a winning record.

16 responses to “Charlie Strong will join Urban Meyer as Jaguars assistant head coach

  1. And so it begins. He’ll be hiring all his buddies from his days at Florida. Who’s next….will they hire Bob Stoops and offer Dan Mullen jobs too? I still think he’ll sign Tebow.

  2. Lol , hiring Strong proves that his bragging about hiring only elite coaches was another lie by the master .

  3. If I am a Jag fan I have some hope. He has won everywhere he has been and can extract gold from his quarterbacks

  4. This will be a disaster. Urban Meyer is too arrogant to realize that he can’t run an NFL team like a college team. He will go the way of Saban, Holtz, Spurrier. NCAA champs, NFL failures.

  5. The difference is 30 years ago Johnson took over a VERY good team playoff competitive team.

    Has anybody considered the Jags that recently?

  6. Being a “HUGE” college football fan, I look forward to colIege football games as much as I do NFL games and I’m the biggest NFL fan. However in my life of all the people I’ve had conversations with it has amazed me how many NFL fans do not care for college football. Having said that I am very surprised that the Jaguars hired a coach with no NFL experience as NFL football and college football are two (2) entirely different planets. With all sincerity good luck and much success to all the Jaguars fans out there!!

  7. They’ll win. Just like Jimmy Johnson, who had HOF QB Troy Aikman, Urban Meyer will have HOF QB Trevor Lawrence. It’s a QB league, and Bill Belichick will be the first one to tell you, it’s a whole lot easier when you have a HOF QB.

  8. bob1959 says:
    January 16, 2021 at 6:06 pm
    The difference is 30 years ago Johnson took over a VERY good team playoff competitive team.

    Has anybody considered the Jags that recently?

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    Johnson taken over a WHAT!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?

    Cowboys record the previous 3 seasons before Jimmie Johnson

    1988: 3-13
    1987: 7-8 (Strike shortened season)
    1986: 7-9

  9. The problem for Meyer is that there is more of an even playing field between teams. There is a salary cap and agents. There is no advantage from using sleazy recruiting tactics. He’s just another coach in the NFL.

  10. charliecharger says:
    January 16, 2021 at 6:21 pm
    They’ll win. Just like Jimmy Johnson, who had HOF QB Troy Aikman, Urban Meyer will have HOF QB Trevor Lawrence. It’s a QB league, and Bill Belichick will be the first one to tell you, it’s a whole lot easier when you have a HOF QB.

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    Nope. Jimmy Johnson had Emmitt Smith.

    No Emmitt. No SuperBowl wins.

  11. It worked for Jimmy Johnson because they used the bounty of draft picks from Minnesota to infuse the Cowboys with talent.
    It helped that Johnson made the right choice in Troy Aikman over Steve Walsh.
    It seems a lot of people here think that Johnson walked into a Dallas team loaded with talent.
    Maybe they are thinking of Barry Switzer.

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