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Urban Meyer Supposedly Wasn’t Aware Of Some NFL Stars

New reports have come out about Urban Meyer‘s short time as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and they paint a picture of the dysfunction within the franchise.

The Athletic‘s Jayson Jenks and Mike Sando published the report, which shines a light on different aspects of the situation.

Meyer said he conducted a six-month deep dive on the NFL, but The Athletic reports that multiple sources said the former head coach was unfamiliar with star players around the league, including 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel, Seahawks safety Jamal Adams and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, a three-time NFL defensive player of the year.

“Who’s this 99 guy on the Rams?” Meyer asked one staffer during the season, according to a source. “I’m hearing he might be a problem for us.”

The report details that not long after veteran receiver John Brown signed with the Jaguars as a free agent, he ran the wrong route in practice. Brown, who is from Florida, and rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence ran through the route again after practice, and Meyer walked up to the pair.

“Hey, Trevor, you’ve got to slow it down for him,” Meyer said, according to sources, per The Athletic. “These boys from the South, their transcripts ain’t right.”

The former head coach seemed to have crossed the line from tough and obsessive win-at-all-costs to belittling, demeaning and leading by fear.

“The most toxic environment I’ve ever been a part of,” a veteran member of the football operations staff said. “By far. Not even close.”

Shortly after former Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo accused Meyer of kicking him during warmups and saying, “Hey dipshit, make your fucking kicks.” Meyer was fired for cause on Dec. 15.

Meyer admitted in an interview with OutKick’s Dan Dakich that he made contact with Lambo but denied kicking him.

The Athletic full report can be read here.


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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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    • No the real question is why do a bunch of weirdo SEC sycophants continue sucking him off when he was clearly massively overrated. If this kinda shit doesn’t expose that Meyer clearly needed a treasure trove of talent to win then idk what more evidence you need. Like how the fuck do you call yourself a superior student of the game and not know who Aaron fucking Donald is??? Aren’t you supposed to be preparing guys for the next level at the FBS level of play? Shouldn’t you have a basic clue who the best of the best are in the league you are preparing your guys for? Also…learn how to spell LMAOOO.

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