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Rod Graves: Disparity in opportunities for Black coaches is “mind-boggling”

As the 2021 coach and G.M. hiring cycle continues, the man who runs the Fritz Pollard Alliance has expressed his disappointment regarding the opportunities given to Black coaches and executives. “Thus far, the NFL hiring cycle of 2021 has not changed the rate of hires for Blacks as Head Coaches and primary football executives,” Fritz [more]

Report: Doug Marrone a “serious candidate” to coach offensive line at Alabama

Another recently unemployed former NFL head coach could be heading to join Nick Saban’s coaching staff at Alabama. According to Cole Cubelic of WJOX 94.5 FM and the SEC Network, former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone is a “serious candidate” to join Saban’s staff as the offensive line coach for the Crimson Tide. Former [more]

Urban Meyer hire gives Jaguars a boost in ticket sales

Only one team wins the Super Bowl each year (in case you’re not sure how this works). The goal for the rest is to win financially. The best, but surely not the easiest, way to do that comes from generating interest. The best, and definitely not easiest, way to do that comes from winning. When [more]

Jaguars will pick 25th after Rams loss in divisional round

New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer knew his team had the first overall pick in the draft when he took the job and now he knows where the team’s second first-round pick will fall. Jacksonville acquired the Rams’ 2021 first-rounder as part of the deal for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in October 2019 and it will [more]

Jaguars part ways with John Idzik

The Jaguars are continuing to remake their front office with a coach-centric approach under Urban Meyer. Jacksonville has parted ways with special assistant to the General Manager John Idzik, per a report from NFL media’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo. He had been with the Jaguars since 2015, assisting former G.M. David Caldwell with tasks [more]

Joe Cullen to interview for Jaguars defensive coordinator

Ravens defensive line coach Joe Cullen is in the mix for the defensive coordinator position in Jacksonville. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Cullen will interview with Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer this week about filling that key role on his staff. Former Falcons interim head coach Raheem Morris is also set to interview [more]

Anthony Weaver scheduled for interview with Jaguars

Texans defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver’s first coaching job was on Urban Meyer’s staff and his next one may be as well. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Weaver is scheduled to interview with the Jaguars. There’s no word on what position Weaver, who also coached the Texans’ defensive linemen, is up for in [more]

Urban Meyer considering Raheem Morris for Jaguars defensive coordinator

Raheem Morris interviewed to be head coach of the Jaguars. He might take defensive coordinator as a consolation prize. Morris is a candidate for Jaguars defensive coordinator and will meet with Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer this week, Josina Anderson reports. After finishing the 2020 season as the Falcons’ interim head coach, Morris interviewed to [more]

Charlie Strong will join Urban Meyer as Jaguars assistant head coach

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 [more]

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]

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