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Jacksonville Jaguars hire Urban Meyer as coach

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jaguars have hired Urban Meyer as their new head coach, turning to one of the most successful college coaches in NCAA history to help spur a turnaround of one of the NFL's worst franchises. "This is a great day for Jacksonville and Jaguars fans everywhere," team...
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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 the best job available” and that he was left with the same impression after looking at what the Jags had to offer.
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Urban Meyer Will Not Be Taking Mickey Marotti, Mark Pantoni or Multitude of Other Ohio State Staffers With Him to Jacksonville:

Urban Meyer isn't going to ransack Ohio State's staff to build his staff for the Jacksonville Jaguars. During his introductory press conference as the Jaguars' new coach on Friday, Meyer confirmed he will not be bringing Ohio State director of sports performance Mickey Marotti or director of player personnel Mark Pantoni with him to Jacksonville and that he will not be bringing a multitude of staffers from the Buckeyes to the Jaguars.
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Bleacher Report

Urban Meyer Officially Agrees to Contract as Jaguars' New Head Coach

Urban Meyer is returning to the coaching ranks, but it won't be at the college level. On Thursday, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced they hired Meyer. It will be the 56-year-old's first time as an NFL head coach:. Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero. Statement from Urban Meyer: ESPN's Jeremy Fowler and Todd...
New York Post

Urban Meyer isn’t Tim Tebow’s last NFL chance

Trevor Lawrence’s job is safe with the Jaguars. Tim Tebow won a Heisman Trophy and two national championships while playing under Urban Meyer, who agreed to become the Jaguars coach on Thursday, at Florida in the late 2000s. Tebow’s NFL career flamed out after leading the Broncos to the playoffs...
The Ringer

Urban Meyer and the Jaguars Take a Giant Leap Into the Unknown

Nick Saban said he missed college football on his first day as an NFL head coach, during his first press conference, when he realized how much the league—and the media—had changed since he worked for the Browns in the early 1990s. One season later, Drew Brees failed a physical with Saban’s Dolphins, leading the team to trade for Daunte Culpepper. Saban not only missed the college game then, he realized he disliked the premise of pro football. “When that happened, I said ‘I can’t control my destiny here.’” Saban said in 2019, reflecting on his departure after the 2006 season. “There’s too many things that, no matter how hard I work or no matter what I do, I can control my destiny better in college by working hard and making good choices and decisions and creating a good program for players.” A few years earlier, a source told ESPN that Steve Spurrier, two years into his tenure coaching Washington’s pro team, simply realized he had no chance. Whoops. “The bottom line is that, after thinking about it, Steve decided his offense wouldn’t work [in the NFL]. It was like he had some epiphany or something.” Lou Holtz, coaching Joe Namath’s last season with the Jets in 1976, went 3-10 and said, ‘’God did not put Lou Holtz on this earth to coach in the pros” while quitting. Two decades later, Holtz told friends, according to The New York Times, that he wanted back in the pros after realizing how differently he needed to approach the job by delegating more and treating his players better. No team cared much for Holtz’s newfound awareness and he never got another shot.

Five Things: Urban Meyer

JACKSONVILLE – Five key facts about new Jaguars Head Coach Urban Meyer…. 1.He has been uber-successful at big schools … Why is Meyer the new Jaguars head coach? We'll learn more about that from Jaguars Owner Shad Khan and Meyer in the coming days, but one reason unquestionably is Meyer's phenomenal success in all his previous stops as head coach. Meyer, 56, has won consistently at the highest level of college football. He coached the University of Florida to a 65-15 record from 2005-2010, winning the national title following the 2006 and 2008 seasons. The Gators beat Ohio State, 41-14, in the 2007 BCS National Championship game (following the 2006 season) and beat Oklahoma, 24-14, in the 2009 BCS National Championship game (following the 2008 season). He coached Ohio State to an 83-9 record from 2012-2018, winning the national title following the 2014 season. The Buckeyes beat Oregon, 42-20, in the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship. Since the AP Poll started in 1936, Meyer and Nick Saban are the only two coaches to win national championships at multiple schools.
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Urban Meyer returns to coaching, jumps to NFL with hiring by Jacksonville Jaguars

Urban Meyer returned to coaching, making the leap from college football to the NFL. The three-time national champion, most recently at Ohio State, accepted the Jacksonville Jaguars’ coaching job. The Jaguars announced the hiring Thursday evening. Meyer becomes a first-time NFL head coach at age 56. He spent 17 seasons...

Jacksonville Jaguars hire Urban Meyer as head coach

(CNN) — Urban Meyer -- three-time national champion as a college football coach -- will now lead the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced Thursday. Meyer, formerly the head coach at Ohio State University, will become the seventh head coach in Jaguars franchise history. This will be his first time as an NFL head coach.

Jaguars' Urban Meyer must answer questions about health, handling losing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Now that he has the job, new Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer has to know it's coming. After the way his tenures ended at Florida and Ohio State, it's going to be one of the first things he'll need to address whenever he does a news conference. And it's something that everyone -- especially those inside the organization -- will be monitoring for however long he's here.

Urban Meyer’s Children Have Been Behind Him Since Day 1

Urban Meyer will go down as one of the greatest college football coaches of all time. He’s won three national championships, two with the University of Florida Gators and one with the Ohio State Buckeyes. His career might not be over with if the Jacksonville Jaguars lure him to the...

Look: Urban Meyer’s Daughter Reacts To The Jaguars News

On Thursday night, longtime college football coach Urban Meyer finally made the leap to the NFL – becoming the new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. “I’m ready to coach the Jacksonville Jaguars,” Meyer said in a statement. “Jacksonville has an enthusiastic fan base, and the fans deserve a winning team. I’ve analyzed this decision from every angle—the time is right in Jacksonville and the time is right for me to return to coaching.”