Urban Meyer NFL rumors: Coach reportedly assembling staff for if he takes Jaguars job
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Urban Meyer is reportedly taking steps that seem to indicate interest in making a jump to the NFL.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday reported that Meyer is assembling a coaching staff — including former college assistants — if he decides to take over as Jacksonville’s head coach.

The wording of Schefter’s tweet is worth noting, as well, putting the emphasis on Meyer holding the decision to become the next Jaguars head coach. 

Jacksonville went 1-15 in 2020, securing the top overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. That ensures Meyer — who has reportedly been approached by two NFL teams — could build the Jaguars around likely No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence, who on Wednesday declared for the draft. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Meyer, who has been out of coaching since December 2018, has a home in Florida and is aware of the culture from his time coaching Florida’s football team (Gainesville and Jacksonville are an hour-and-15-minute car ride apart).

Meyer had unceremonious exits at both Florida and Ohio State, but his success at the collegiate level is among the best in college football history. He won a combined three national championships between those schools (two at Florida, one at Ohio State) and enjoyed an undefeated season at Utah in 2004. In all, the coach is 187-32 at the collegiate level.

He also recruited and developed an absurd amount of NFL talent such as running back Ezekiel Elliott, defensive ends Nick and Joey Bosa and receiver Michael Thomas, among others.

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