Jaguars To Meet With Urban Meyer

The Jaguars are set to meet with Urban Meyer on Friday, according to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter). Meyer has long been regarded as the frontrunner for the job, but the Jaguars are planning to conduct a thorough search before making their pick. 

The Jaguars have already interviewed Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy and Falcons interim head coach Raheem Morris. Then, on Saturday, they’ll chat with 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. Meyer — who may or may not be seeking $12MM/year in order to jump to the pros — would be an immediate hit in Northern Florida. The former UF and Ohio State coach has a long track record of success, including National Championships in 2006, 2008, and 2014.

For Meyer, it’s an opportunity to return to the sidelines after a two-year layoff. He’ll also have the opportunity to groom the No. 1 overall pick — likely to be Clemson phenom Trevor Lawrence, but possibly Ohio State standout Justin Fields. That process will play out in concert with the Jaguars’ next GM, plus input from owner Shad Khan.

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    • wagner13

      I don’t think Dabo’s interested in a transition to the NFL. He’s emphasized this in the past, so teams may have learned to back off from attempting to lure him over. Some coaches, such as Dabo and Saban, are just better fits as player developers at the collegiate level. It doesn’t necessarily mean they’re inferior coaches; it just signifies they have different area of expertise

  1. Yep it is

    Hard to believe with all the head coaching talent out there a owner would be interested in this many time quitter. How many chances does a guy get to go in cheat and then come up with a health issue not to be left holding the bag , oh yeah and the issue is players kneeling? What a joke

  2. antsmith7

    It’s obviously Urban’s job. They just interviewed the other guys to fulfill the Rooney Rule.

  3. clemente3000

    Typical JAX move hire a guy for trying to fill seats rather than put a winning product on the field. The NFL is not NCAA.

  4. Ak185

    Why not Daboll? He fits too well?

    You’d rather hire a former college name with questionable commitment who ran a simplistic scheme that rarely produced successful quarterbacks at the professional level?

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