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Jimmy Johnson Says Jags Coach Urban Meyer ‘Frustrated’ By Lack Of Time Spent With Players

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Hall of Fame coach Jimmy Johnson spoke about new Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer during a conference call with the media.

According to Johnson, Meyer, a three-time NCAA college football championship winning coach, is reportedly unhappy about how little time NFL coaches spend with players.

“He’s a little frustrated right now because he’s spent so little time with the players,” Johnson said Wednesday.

“He’s accustomed to being around the players all the time, and they weren’t able to do that because of COVID-19.”

Johnson and Meyer are friends, having gone on a fishing trip awhile back, so the former Cowboys and Dolphins coach is in tune with what the Jaguars have been doing this offseason.

“Urban’s very thorough. Urban has spent his due diligence getting ready for this job,” said Johnson.

“He knew what he was getting into when he accepted the job. We had numerous conversations during the job process. And I think he’ll do a great job. He knows how important personnel is. He knows how to deal with people.”

Johnson is part of the Hall of Fame class that will be inducted on August 8th in Canton, Ohio. He said he and Meyer spoke on Wednesday, and he will be visiting Jags camp later this summer.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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