NFL bounds? Jacksonville job is Urban Meyer's to turn down, according to reports
If Urban Meyer wants to try his hand at the NFL, he’s going to get his opportunity.
Late Sunday night, Pro Football Talk reported that the ball is in Meyer’s court as it pertains to the head coaching job with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Per PFT, the gig is Meyer’s if he wants it.
Recently, it was reported that Meyer was lining up a potential staff to join him in Jacksonville, should he take the job. The news comes two years after the former Ohio State head coach retired for a second time. He stepped down following the Buckeyes’ 2018 season and has since turned to being an analyst for FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff, and makes appearances on Big Ten Network.
Meyer has long been a name that has been speculated to make a leap to the NFL, but it’s not come to fruition. However, it seems like he’s got as much interest in taking a shot at the professional ranks as ever right now.
Meyer has always coached at the collegiate level and has not even served as an assistant in the NFL. However, his incredible success at the college level could translate well to the next level.
In 17 season as a head coach at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State, Meyer’s posted a career record of 187-32. He led the Gators to two national championships and won one more with the Buckeyes in the inaugural year of the College Football Playoff.
We’ll keep an eye out for Meyer’s potential move to the next level.