B1G additions: Former Rutgers head coach, Penn State offensive assistant reportedly latest hires by Urban Meyer for Jaguars staff
A lot of B1G coaches are apparently joining Urban Meyer’s staff with the Jacksonville Jaguars. This week, it’s been reported that two other names with ties to the conference are heading to Florida to join the former Ohio State head coach.
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported that former Rutgers head coach and Texas defensive coordinator Chris Ash has accepted a position on Meyer’s Jaguars staff. He will be in charge of coaching the secondary, according to the report.
Jaguars have agreed to terms with former Rutgers head coach Chris Ash to coach the secondary, per source. Ash was a defensive coordinator for Urban Meyer at Ohio State, also former DC at Arkansas and most recently Texas.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 2, 2021
Ash worked for Meyer while at Ohio State before taking the head coaching job at Rutgers. Midway through the 2019 season, Ash was terminated after subpar performances from the Scarlet Knights throughout his tenure.
Sean Fitz of 247Sports also reported that Penn State co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Tyler Bowen is expected to leave the Nittany Lions for Jacksonville. Bowen will likely be the tight ends coach with the Jaguars under Meyer.
Penn State assistant Tyler Bowen is leaving Happy Valley for a job coaching the tight ends on Urban Meyer’s Jacksonville Jaguars staff, per sources. https://t.co/Wfh8pwF7La @247Sports @247 pic.twitter.com/fjpzwVXkxs
— Sean Fitz (@seanfitz247) February 2, 2021
Bowen has had stops at Maryland, Towson, Fordham and Penn State. Most of Bowen’s coaching career has been spent at either Maryland or Penn State, spending eight of his 11 years with either the Terrapins or Nittany Lions.
Meyer was hired to be the next head coach of the Jaguars following the 2020 NFL regular season. It will be his first stop in the league.