Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer dismissed. “After weeks of contemplation and examination of Urban’s whole time with our team, I am extremely sorry to conclude that an immediate change is required for everyone.” he said “I told Urban this evening. To recover our confidence and respect was critical in October. Sadly, that did not occur.”
The offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell, will be the interim coach for the rest of the season.
Meyer’s retirement comes after a string of controversies in Jacksonville Jaguars, including former kicker Josh Lambo accusing Meyer of kicking him during a practise in August.
“Hey Dips—t, make your f—king kicks!” Meyer urged Lambo, who was fired by the team in October after missing all three of his field-goal tries in Weeks 1-3.
Meyer “kicks me in the leg,” Lambo claimed.
Meyer, according to the Times, refuted Lambo’s claim.
“Josh’s characterisation of me and this encounter is totally false,” Meyer told the outlet. “Trent (Baalke) and I visited with him several times to boost his performance, and this was never mentioned. I was a huge fan of Josh’s while he was on the squad and wish him the best.”
“It wasn’t as harsh as he could’ve done it, but it wasn’t a love tap,” Lambo told the Times.
“I’d give it a 5”, Lambo told the press. “No matter if it’s football or not, the employer can’t hit an employee. I couldn’t believe it had occurred. ‘Don’t f—king kick me again!’ I yelled. “I’m the head ball coach, I’ll kick you anytime the f—k I want,” he said.”
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Khan made no mention of the kicking claims against Meyer.
In October, he slammed Meyer when video emerged showing him sitting on a seat at a pub in Columbus, Ohio, as a lady danced near to his lap.
“I told Urban about it. Our discussion will be kept confidential “Khan remarked then.
Meyer apologised to his squad for being an unpleasant distraction after the video went viral.
Former Iowa strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle was hired as the team’s director of sports performances in February.
Doyle, who worked at UI from 1999-2019, was put on administrative leave in June 2020 after former UI players accused him of bigotry. The university and Doyle soon parted ways. Doyle wrote a comment on Twitter at the time — which has since been removed — stating the charges regarding his actions are “not accurate.”
Then-CEO Meyer stated of Doyle’s employment in February, “I’m really pleased with him and his competence.”
After a day of speculation, Meyer confirmed Doyle’s departure from the Jaguars.
This season, the Jaguars are 2-11. Trent Baalke will remain general manager, working with Bevell “to encourage and compete our team while representing Jacksonville Jaguars honourably in our next four games of the season,” Khan said.
Meyer was hired in January. It was his first NFL head coaching job following three national titles in college.
Meyer was Ohio State’s head coach from 2012-2018. In 2014, he led the squad to a national title. In 2006 and 2008, he led the Florida Gators to two national titles. Meyer worked as a studio commentator for Fox Sports after leaving Ohio State.