After handling numerous debates, the Jacksonville Jaguars have actually lastly had enough of Urban Meyer, who was fired by the group in a relocation that was revealed after midnight on Thursday early morning.
The shooting ends a troubled run for Meyer, who was stuck in numerous debates throughout his brief time in Jacksonville. The relocation by the group comes less than 12 hours after previous Jags kicker Josh Lambo made an allegation that Meyer as soon as kicked him throughout a group practice.
” I’m in a lunge position. Left leg forward, ideal leg back,” Lambo informed The Tampa Bay Times. “While I’m in that stretch position, [Meyer] comes near me and states, ‘Hey Dips– t, make your f– king kicks!’ And kicks me in the leg.”
After being kicked, Lambo stated that he reacted by informing Meyer “Don’t you ever f– ing kick me once again” and Meyer reacted to that by informing his previous kicker, “I’m the head ball coach. I’ll kick you whenever the f– I desire.”
When it pertains to his time in Jacksonville, that event appeared to be the final stroke for Jaguars owner Shad Khan. As just recently as Monday, Khan insinuated that Meyer would likely make it through the season, however he plainly altered his mind on that concern at some time over the past 48 hours.
In a declaration, Khan stated that he disposed Meyer since he felt that an instant modification was needed.
” After consideration over numerous weeks and a comprehensive analysis of the whole of Urban’s period with our group, I am bitterly dissatisfied to come to the conclusion that an instant modification is necessary for everybody,” Khan stated. “I notified Urban of the modification this night. As I mentioned in October, restoring our trust and regard was important. Unfortunately, it did not occur.”
As Khan kept in mind, Meyer was currently on thin ice due to his actions in October. After a Thursday night video game in Cincinnati, Meyer chose to remain in Ohio rather of flying back to Florida with the group. Throughout his time in the Buckeye state, Meyer invested a long time at his dining establishment in Columbus, and while there, he was captured on video suggestively dancing with a female who wasn’t his other half.
After the event, Meyer said sorry to the group, however even with that, it was still clear that Khan wasn’t delighted with him. Following the apology, Khan made it clear that Meyer would need to restore his trust.
” I value Urban’s regret, which I think is genuine,” Khan stated in October. “Now, he should restore our trust and regard. That will need an individual dedication from Urban to everybody who supports, represents, or bets our group. I am positive he will provide.”
In the weeks after the event, things appeared to be improving in Jacksonville with the Jaguars winning 2 of their next 4 video games, however that hot streak didn’t last long. The Jags are presently on a five-game losing streak that began in Week 10 and aggravation appeared to boil over with every loss throughout the streak.
CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported over the weekend that Meyer was having “reliability problems with his gamers and personnel.” La Canfora likewise kept in mind that “His relationships with gamers were never ever a forte and have actually degraded even more because his scandal-filled bye weekend in Ohio.”
If the Jaguars were winning video games or if the group was enhancing each week, this is things that Khan may have had the ability to neglect, however with Meyer relatively associated with a brand-new debate each week, the Jags owner understood he could not disregard what was occurring.
Not just did Meyer appear to be losing the locker space, however he wasn’t assisting the advancement of Trevor Lawrence, who was chosen with the No. 1 total choice in the 2021 NFL Draft. Even Lawrence and Meyer have actually been at chances sometimes with the quarterback questioning why running back James Robinson got benched in a current video game.
With Meyer out, offending planner Darrell Bevell will work as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. One advantage for the Jaguars in shooting Meyer now is that they’ll have the ability to begin their look for a brand-new coach in the next couple of weeks. Under a brand-new NFL guideline that was simply passed Wednesday, a group that fires its coach can begin speaking with prospects as soon as there are simply 2 weeks left in the routine season, which indicates Jacksonville can begin talking with possible replacements as quickly as Dec.28
The next Jaguars coach will be the 5th one that Khan has actually worked with given that acquiring the group in November2011 Under his ownership, the Jags have just had one winning season in 10 complete years. If you consist of interim coaches, the next one will be the seventh head coach under Khan’s watch.
With his shooting, Meyer signs up with a rather uncommon club of coaches who have actually been released after one season or less on the task. Given That 2000, there have actually been an overall of 12 one-and-done coaches, consisting of Meyer. The most current coach to lose his task after one year was Arizona’s Steve Wilks (2018). Prior to that, Chip Kelly (2016) and Jim Tomsula (2015) just lasted one year with the 49 ers.
Meyer’s period in Jacksonville marks simply the 2nd time over the past 20 years that a first-year coach didn’t make it through his preliminary season with the group. The only other time it occurred was available in 2007 when Bobby Petrino resigned as Falcons coach after 13 video games to take the training task at Arkansas.
The Jaguars believed they were making a splash hire when they generated the previous Ohio State coach, however rather, they got somebody whose name was sprinkled all over the headings weekly. Meyer’s period in Jacksonville will end after simply 336 days on the task and with a 2-11 record.