JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Urban Meyer had a magic touch as a college football coach. The Jacksonville Jaguars are hoping he can do the same in the NFL.
Meyer takes over a team that had the worst mark in franchise history (1-15) and the worst mark in the NFL during 2020.
Meyer, a native of Ashtabula, Ohio, won three national championships and compiled a 187-32 college coaching record during his career at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State. He took the Gators to a pair of national titles after the 2006 and 2008 seasons and led Florida to a 65-15 record in six seasons. He led Ohio State to an 83-9 record in seven seasons that included a national crown after the 2014 season.
“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,” Meyer said. “I’m excited about the future of this organization and our long-term prospect for success.”
Meyer was also 17-6 at Bowling Green in 2001-02, and 22-2 at Utah in 2003-04.
Meyer becomes the sixth coach in Jaguars’ history. He replaces Doug Marrone, who was fired after the 2020 season.
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