Jaguars Finally Get Urban Meyer

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Following weeks of speculation, and a long process of interviews, meetings, and discussions that led to some frustration, the Jacksonville Jaguars finally hired Urban Meyer as their next head coach.

“This is a great day for Jacksonville and Jaguars fans everywhere,” Jaguars team owner Shad Khan said in an official statement. “Urban Meyer is who we want and need, a leader, winner and champion who demands excellence and produces results. While Urban already enjoys a legacy in the game of football that few will ever match, his passion for the opportunity in front of him here in Jacksonville is powerful and unmistakable.”

“I’m ready to coach the Jacksonville Jaguars,” Meyer said in a statement. “Jacksonville has an enthusiastic fan base, and the fans deserve a winning team. With upcoming opportunities in the NFL Draft, and strong support from ownership, the Jaguars are well-positioned to become competitive. 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. I’m excited about the future of this organization and our long term prospect for success.”

Former NFL offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is rumored to be among the top candidates to be Meyer’s offensive coordinator. Linehan spent 2020 at LSU.