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Urban Meyer: I can adapt, but between the lines NFL and college aren’t that different

Jaguars coach Urban Meyer is the only active coach who never coached or played in the NFL before becoming an NFL head coach. He says he’s up to the task. Meyer said today that he recognizes the differences between college football and the NFL, but he also recognizes the differences between coaching today and coaching [more]

Urban Meyer: Having No. 1 pick a monumental moment for Jaguars

When discussing the things that led him to Jacksonville, newly hired head coach Urban Meyer said that the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft is at the top of the list. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has been the expected choice since his freshman year in college and he remains the favorite to go [more]

Shad Khan: We need to be a coach-centric team

Jaguars owner Shad Khan has his head coach in Urban Meyer, but the team has yet to hire a General Manager. From his comments at Meyer’s introductory press conference, Khan hired Meyer first because he wants a team centered around the head coach. Khan declined to specify who will have final say over the 53-man [more]

Urban Meyer on health: I’m not going to run around like a nut at practice

Urban Meyer’s decision to take the Jaguars head coaching job comes raises a number of questions and those regarding his health is at the top of the list. Meyer cited health reasons for leaving both Florida and Ohio State, so it’s fair to wonder if that is going to be a concern as he takes [more]

Urban Meyer joins list of NFL head coaches with no pro playing or coaching experience

New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer is joining a fairly short list of people who have become NFL head coaches without ever playing or coaching pro football. Meyer is one of the best coaches in college football history, but the track record of college coaches to adjust to the pro game is mixed, with one [more]

Urban Meyer: It had to be perfect for me to coach again

Urban Meyer and the Jaguars struck a deal on Thursday to make him the franchise’s new head coach. In an video on the team’s website, Meyer discussed what led him to return to coaching a couple of years after he citing health concerns for stepping down at Ohio State. Meyer said he “heard this is [more]

Report: Scott Linehan an offensive coordinator candidate for Jaguars

Following the hiring of Urban Meyer as their next head coach on Thursday, the Jacksonville Jaguars apparently have at least one candidate in mind to serve as offensive coordinator on Meyer’s coaching staff. According to, the Jaguars view Scott Linehan as a prime candidate for their offensive coordinator job. Linehan most recently spent last [more]

Who will Urban Meyer hire as the Jaguars’ G.M.?

With Urban Meyer becoming the next coach of the Jaguars, the next step entails hiring a General Manager. Meyer, who basically will be running the show in Jacksonville, will hire the G.M. Recently, we identified the potential candidates as interim Jaguars G.M. Trent Baalke, former Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli, former Browns G.M. Ray Farmer, and Jets [more]

Urban Meyer hire puts even more pressure on Texans to get it right

As if the Texans didn’t already have enough problems, they now have one of the greatest college football coaches of all time in their division. With the Jaguars hiring Urban Meyer to coach the team, Mike Vrabel already in Tennessee, and Frank Reich in Indianapolis, the AFC South now has three excellent coaches — assuming [more]

Urban Meyer becomes Jaguars coach

It’s official. The Jaguars’ search for a new coach focused on Urban Meyer. He has accepted the job. The team announced the hire on Thursday. “This is a great day for Jacksonville and Jaguars fans everything,” owner Shad Khan said in a statement. “Urban Meyer is who we want and need, a leader, winner and [more]

Before the season, Urban Meyer ranked Trevor Lawrence ahead of Justin Fields

Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer appears poised to become the next head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and that has raised a question: With Meyer at the helm, would the Jaguars surprise everyone by passing on Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, and go with Ohio [more]

Reports: Urban Meyer finalizing deal with Jaguars

Urban Meyer became the focus of the Jaguars head coaching search before they officially fired Doug Marrone earlier this month and it looks like the pursuit is nearing the finish line. According to multiple reports, Meyer and the Jaguars are finalizing a deal for him to become the franchise’s sixth full-time head coach. Those reports [more]

Report: Jaguars, Urban Meyer met again Wednesday

The wait to find out if Urban Meyer will be the next head coach of the Jaguars continues as the two sides reportedly continue talking about the possibility. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Meyer and the Jaguars met again on Wednesday. Per the report, both sides are interested in finalizing a deal before the [more]

Robert Saleh heading for Eagles interview after wrapping up with Jets

49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh sat down for a second interview with the Jets on Wednesday, which would seem to indicate a real chance that Saleh could be their next head coach. Saleh left that interview without the job, however, and he’s now scheduled for his first interview with another team. Ian Rapoport of NFL [more]

Report: Chargers have spoken to Urban Meyer

There’s been a lot of talk about Urban Meyer becoming the next head coach of the Jaguars, but it appears that may not be his only NFL option. NFL Media reports that the Chargers and Meyer have spoken recently. The report adds that there has not been a formal interview at this point, but that [more]

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