Urban Meyer named Jaguars head coach

JACKSONVILLE – It’s official: Urban Meyer is the Jaguars’ new head coach.

Meyer, one of the most successful coaches in college football history, was named head coach for the Jaguars on Wednesday. The team announced the news in a statement on Wednesday.

Meyer, 56, trained peers at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida, and Ohio State. He went 187-32 as a college coach and coached Florida to national titles after the 2006 and 2008 seasons and Ohio State to a national title after the 2014 season. He went 17-6 at Bowling Green (2001-2002), 22-2 for Utah (2003-2004), 65-15 for Florida (2005-2010) and 83-9 for Ohio State (2012-2018).

Meyer, who will succeed Doug Marrone in this position, will become the sixth permanent head coach in the Jaguars’ 27 seasons. Tom Coughlin was head coach from 1995 to 2002, with Jack Del Rio holding the position from 2003 to 2011, Mike Mularkey in 2012, Gus Bradley from 2013 to 2016 and Marrone from 2017 to 2020.

The Jaguars went 1-15 in 2020, heading into the off-season with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. This is the first time the Jaguars hold the No. 1 selection.

The position of General Manager of the Jaguars remains open as the team fired David Caldwell on November 29th.

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