Urban Meyer and Jacksonville Jaguars ‘Trying to Finalize’ Deal

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Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars are meeting with the mutual intention of finalizing a deal, Adam Schefter reports:

The reason for the hedged language in this report — “trying to finalize” — is that Meyer could be the one to change his mind. He has twice cited health issues in his decision to leave head coaching jobs. There could also be a push and pull about the type of power Meyer will have, as Jags owner Shad Khan has spoken recently about wanting more roster control. Nonetheless, my reading of this report is that they are first and goal inside the five-yard line.

The three football coaches who have won national titles in both college and the NFL are Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer, and Pete Carroll. Could Meyer, presumably paired with can’t-miss prospect Trevor Lawrence, join that illustrious group?

Update: Pete Thamel reports that Urban Meyer “is leaving his job as a Fox analyst to become the next coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.”

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. Meyer could potentially make just as much, if not more money in television. I wouldn’t necessarily want a coach that knows in back of his mind he could go do something else for the same money and a lot less headaches. How quick would he walk away if things don’t go well with Lawrence

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