Urban Meyer to be named Jacksonville Jaguars head coach per sources

According to multiple inside sources and news outlets, former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer could soon be officially named the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The two are finalizing a deal to bring the three-time national championship-winning head coach out of retirement.

Meyer retired from Ohio State back in January of 2018 citing health issues with a brain cyst and the stressors of college coaching that led to the health issue being more difficult to manage. This, of course, was also on the tail of Meyer going through the well-chronicled controversy and suspension surrounding the Zach Smith fiasco as well.

Since his retirement, Meyer has held a post as an administrator at Ohio State, done broadcast work with FOX and the Big Ten Network and even dabbled in the restaurant business.

He has said all along he doubted he would ever get into the coaching ranks again, but he always left the door open. The door now seemingly has gone from ajar to wide open at the highest level of the NFL and Jacksonville.

Told Urban Meyer and Jacksonville are in agreement. Press conference later today

— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) January 14, 2021

Source: Urban Meyer and Jaguars are getting a deal done today. Meyer will be the next Jacksonville coach.

— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) January 14, 2021

We’ll have more on this later, but now the watch continues for a couple of things of interest to Ohio State. Will Meyer and the Jags take Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields at quarterback with the first pick of the 2021 draft? Will the former OSU coach take any assistants that are on the Buckeye staff? What about former Ohio State assistants who are elsewhere?

We’ll know soon enough.

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