Urban Meyer threatens to fire in-house leakers

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In Jacksonville, coach Urban Meyer has multiple motivated enemies. And they’ve been airing out dirty laundry about the boss.

After Sunday’s shutout loss to the Titans, Meyer addressed the dynamic that has created a feeding frenzy of speculation that he could be out after one year.

“What’s the answer?” Meyer told reporters regarding Saturday’s item from NFL Network regarding three specific recent incidents invovling the first-year coach, via Albert Breer of SI.com. “Starting leaking some information or nonsense? That’s garbage. . . . If there is a source, then that source is unemployed. I mean, within seconds.”

But there is a source. There are mutiple sources. Indeed, the media conglomerate partially owned by the Jaguars reported on various items of information from those sources.

The challenge becomes identifying the sources. It would be interesting to see whether Meyer asks owner Shad Khan to demand that Tom Pelissero, an NFL-employed reporter, identifies his sources. That would be horrible form by all involved, but if Meyer really wants to know who the sources are, that may be the only way for him to find out.

Then again, Meyer hired whoever it is that can’t be trusted. Which, standing alone, is an indictment of Meyer’s judgment. Or, more accurately, it’s confirmation that he has treated enough people in a way that has made them want to blow things up.

64 responses to “Urban Meyer threatens to fire in-house leakers

  1. Treat people better, hold yourself more accountable, and then you won’t have these leaks. It really is that simple.

  2. Hey… did you see the way that girl was grinding on him in that video? The leaker is definitely his wife. No question she’s doing her own form of damage control here.

  3. Poor Urban. It’s a witch hunt! He “only hires the best people.” Perhaps he should run for President!

  4. I know the 49ers had a severe problem with leaks. When we got rid of Baalke the Leaks ceased. Baalke pops up in Jacksonville and now Jacksonville has a problem with Leaks. Coincidence? If so, it’s a helluva coincidence.

  5. He needs to appoint “plumbers” like Nixon did to “fix the leaks”

  6. The Jags want Meyer to resign. It will cost them more if they fire him.

  7. Mac Jones ends up in NE with a billion dollars spent in Free Agency and Trevor Lawrence gets this trash heap.

    Swap their places and I guarantee you their productivity is totally different.

  8. Like Urb or not, that’s how you deal with this kind of stuff.

    As a 49er fan, I would put a lot of money on it being Baalke.

  9. This is a coach clearly out of his element. Nick Saban figured out that he was more suited to the college game, and has been successful in college. Steve Spurrier also was a very successful college coach who couldn’t make the transition to the NFL.

  10. Also, with any situation like this…who stands to benefit the most if Meyer leaves?

    Unless you’re a high-ranking assistant that thinks he will get the job and retain some of the folks, Urb gone means you’re gone.

    But if you’re a front-office person that hopes that will lead to the next HC getting less power…

  11. Man I hope it’s his wife….it would serve him right…..plus I would love to see if he FIRES her.

  12. Which ratings are worse, Daddy Khan and his Jags games or man-child Tony and his mud show wrasslin embarrassment?

  13. Funny how all the crap can be covered up in college where they think yer a god when stacking the player deck … in the bigs when yer team is a bunch of dregs and good coaching and leadership would sure help steady the ship … this season is sure showing the guy is a complete one and done blip.

  14. Urban has declared war. He will be taken out by a coup. This will be delicious. I have loathed that miscreant for years. He turned a blind eye on his teams as his players committed sexual assault. I hope this mess gets bloody. It will be so fun to watch him get knee capped.

  15. If he is fired, he is owed the rest of his contract, right? But if he quits to take a college job, he doesn’t get that contract money, right?

    I have a theory.

  16. laserwizard2021 says:
    December 12, 2021 at 5:53 pm
    Urban has declared war. He will be taken out by a coup. This will be delicious. I have loathed that miscreant for years. He turned a blind eye on his teams as his players committed sexual assault. I hope this mess gets bloody. It will be so fun to watch him get knee capped.
    =====================
    “Mr. Meyer, there’s a gentlemen here to see you. Says his name is Campbell — Coach Campbell.”

  17. This dude has never had a fair chance to be a NFL head coach. He came to a team that had been and is absolutely horrible and the media won’t get off his back and see what he can do. Not saying he doesn’t deserve some of it but come on give the guy a legit fair shot. There are several HOF coaches with gold jackets that started out just as bad.

  18. He will get a bad back or something so he can quit he is a terrible human made Tebo hernandez room mate and as another said turned a blind eye to his players heck one of his coach’s at OSU was a drunk wife beater who was being counseled by Urban and his wife he’s a very bad human

  19. Urban Myer is in so way over his head it’s insane. Let’s face it. His players hate him. They don’t want to play for him. It shows by their lack of effort on the field. Leaders lead. He is fake.

  20. Speaking of fired…. why hasn’t Shad Khan dropped the axe on Urban Meyer already? Not going anywhere with this guy. Pull The plug and get a Headstart on your search.

  21. Players and coaches vent their spleens to their agents and the agents talk to the media. This is the path for 90% of all leaks.

  22. The fact that Meyer calls them “leaks,” as opposed to “untruths” tells you all you need to know. How can you not fire him at this point?

  23. If he is fired, he is owed the rest of his contract, right? But if he quits to take a college job, he doesn’t get that contract money, right?

    Because of the money there’s no chance he resigns for any reason. He wants to get fired. However, if the Jags can fire him for cause he gets zippo. I’d have to imagine they’ll find enough stuff to fire him for cause but then Meyer will sue. They’ll have to come to some sort of settlement. It wouldn’t surprise me though that Khan just keeps him there for the life of his contract so save money.

  24. Maybe Meyer should have stopped doing the things that are being leaked. Why are they keeping this guy around? He’s poison to this team.

  25. OMG! Will the Jags fire this guy, already?! It’s hilarious and sad simultaneously. Hilarious in that Meyer is being taken to the woodshed and clearly out of his depth in the NFL. Sad, though, for the players. They’re working their tails off with virtually no support from the coaches or management. Everyone, from players to the average fan deserves better.

  26. The good news for Urban if he isn’t on the team flight back today,is that Nashville has lots of great bars and nightclubs.

  27. Letter rip Coach, he’s a fantastic coach his assistant need to held accountable. FIRE them all Coach Meyer!

  28. Like any inside sources leaking that you aren’t interested in every college vacancy that comes up? Are those folks in trouble too?

  29. At this point both Urban and the Jags are deeply, deeply sorry that they convinced him to take the job. No way he’s the coach there next season. They jjust have to agree on the story (health issues again?) and negotiate the financial terms of the buy out/resignation.

  30. How does Meyer ID the leaker when it’s probably the whole organization that can’t stand him?

  31. Urban is like a standup comic at this point. “I don’t know why star players aren’t in the game because I don’t micromanage those sorts of things”? “All you coaches who I just hired need to explain why you were hired”? He’s one more interview away from saying he doesn’t even know when their next game is.

  32. If the leaks are fake, they’re not leaks. When he says he’ll fire the leaker, it means they’re true. Anyone can make a fake leak. Only an insider can leak the truth.

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