Former Ohio State coach will take first foray into NFL
It’s official: Urban Meyer is the Jaguars’ new head coach. Meyer, one of the most successful coaches in college football history, on Thursday was named the Jaguars’ head coach. The team announced the news in a statement Thursday.
Meyer, 56, coached collegiately at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State. He went 187-32 as a college coach, coaching Florida to national titles following the 2006 and 2008 seasons and Ohio State to a national title following the 2014 season. He went 17-6 at Bowling Green (2001-2002), 22-2 at Utah (2003-2004), 65-15 at Florida (2005-2010) and 83-9 at Ohio State (2012-2018). (Jaguars.com)
Nerdy Football Analysis: This is a big hire for the Jaguars, who dropped their final 15 games last season. Meyer has enjoyed success at every stop throughout his career, and it has been widely reported he has long been fascinated with presumptive No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence. Jacksonville is also armed with a fair amount of draft capital over the next two drafts, so Meyer could hit the ground running in this job.