Urban Meyer: Jaguars didn’t need “distraction” from Chris Doyle hire

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Urban Meyer’s last press conference featured plenty of questions regarding the decision to hire Chris Doyle as director of sports performance. Meyer’s most recent press conference featured questions about the quick departure of Doyle, whose history of accusations of racist remarks at Iowa made his tenure in Jacksonville a short one.

“I saw the impact of the decision and the distraction it caused,” Meyer said, via Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com. “The most important part of the organization is and always will be our players, and I just — we both felt, we all felt, when I say both, Trent [Baalke] and myself, and then Chris Doyle felt it was best, that this team didn’t need [any distractions]. Everything’s going too well. We hired an excellent staff. We don’t need a distraction, and [to] move forward is the best interest of all.”

The fact that Meyer and Baalke didn’t realize what the reaction would be to the Doyle hire was surprising. The good news is that they eventually got from the wrong place to the right place.

The challenge now becomes getting to the right place without finding out the hard way that one of Meyer’s decisions ended up in the wrong place.

11 responses to “Urban Meyer: Jaguars didn’t need “distraction” from Chris Doyle hire

  1. “The good news is that they eventually got from the wrong place to the right place.”
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    Right. So people can’t change, become a better person and be forgiven for past mistakes. No one should be given a second chance. EVER.

  2. He really needs to stop giving quotes on this. Nothing he says is going to help.

  3. This guy is simply not an authentic or believable communicator. It’s unfortunate.

  4. People think Doyle changed and became a better person in the 15 minutes since he was canned from his last job?

  5. Meyer will not last long in the NFL. He was able to do what ever he wanted at Florida and Ohio State. Players arrested, coaches arrested. The schools wanted a National Championship at any cost. Star players arrested that never should have played again. I’ll bet by the second year he will use the old stand by, I am stepping down due to health reasons.

  6. “Right. So people can’t change, become a better person and be forgiven for past mistakes. No one should be given a second chance. EVER.”
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    Getting a second chance and scoring a huge step up the ladder to a job where there are only 32 available in the entire country aren’t exactly the same thing. He’ll find another job, probably a smaller college initially, and can work his way back up from there. But the idea that your “second chance” needs to be a step forward in your career path is absurd.

  7. The worst team in football and its not even close and im a fan living in Florida. Urb is a fraud and always has been and why hire Ballke? he’s got such a wonderful track record of sucess right?

  8. This aged well. LOL

    Chris Doyle too much of a distraction?

    Let’s bring in Tim Tebow!

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