Urban Meyer Supposedly Drawing Interest From Chargers, Too

Urban Meyer seems primed to take an NFL coaching job, but it may not necessarily be with the Jacksonville Jaguars, after all.

Per Jason La Canforia of CBS Sports, Meyer has told those close to him that he’s also drawing interest from the Los Angeles Chargers. Bruce Feldman of The Athletic reported something similar, writing that the Chargers have “some interest” in Meyer.

Of course, a Meyer hire will come at a great cost. Some reports suggest he is seeking in excess of $11 million a year. Others say he also wants at least partial control of football operations. That second part isn’t necessarily a big deal, as most head coaches have input on roster construction.

At any rate, Meyer reportedly had a sitdown with the Jaguars, and a recent report suggested he “expects” to land the gig.

Meyer boasts 187-32 overall record in runs at Ohio State, Florida, Utah and Bowling Green. He won two national championships with Florida (2006 and 2008) and one with Ohio State (2013). He has never been an NFL head coach.

The Chargers finished with a record of 7-9, then parted ways with coach Anthony Lynn after the season. The vacancy does have some appeal, given the upside of quarterback Justin Herbert.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Run away from the Spanoses, Urban. Run away. They’ve never treated their coaches right – they fired Don Coryell, for goodness sake, along with Bobby Ross and Marty Schottenheimer. They also have no clue how to build a winning culture – once they taste success, they run off the coaches who created it. (See Ross and Schottenheimer.) After the Spanoses sell the team, then sure. But not a moment before.

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