Chris Doyle resigns from job with Jaguars after one day
Chris Doyle’s position as the director of sports performance with the Jacksonville Jaguars is over. Head coach Urban Meyer confirmed that Doyle has submitted his resignation.
Doyle was on staff for one day.
Meyer caught plenty of heat for hiring Doyle following allegations of bullying and “racial disparities” while coaching players. Iowa and Doyle parted ways during the summer months, when multiple former and current players spoke out about their experiences with Doyle during their time with the Hawkeyes football program.
“Chris Doyle came to us this evening to submit his resignation and we have accepted,” Meyer said in a statement. “Chris did not want to be a distraction to what we are building in Jacksonville. We are responsible for all aspects of our program and, in retrospect, should have given greater consideration to how his appointment may have affected all involved. We wish him the best as he moves forward in his career.”
Doyle was in charge of the strength and conditioning program for Iowa football from 1999-2020. When he was hired by Meyer, the head coach said he had a long relationship with Doyle that spanned nearly 20 years.
At the time, Meyer said he was confident there would not be any issues or problems with Doyle.