Jacksonville Jaguars, in advanced conversation about opening Urban Meyer coaching, sources say


The Jacksonville Jaguars and Urban Mayors are in advanced talks about whether they can finalize a deal this week, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Scare.

After another meeting with the Jaguars on Wednesday, Meyer is highly inclined for the possibility of coaching in the NFL, sources said.

Sources said that there has been regular communication and interaction between the two sides, and the mayor is assembling a coaching staff, including some assistants from the college ranks, if he decides to take on the Jaguars’ job.

Meyer won three national championships and compiled a 187–32 college coaching record during stances at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State. He won two of those titles (2006, 2008) with the Gators, which led to a record of 65–15 in six seasons. He led the Buckeyes to the 2014 national title and set an 83–9 record in seven seasons at Columbus.

Jaguar owner Shad Khan fired Doug Marrone on January 4, after Jaguar owner ended his worst season in franchise history (1–15). Maron had a 25–44 record (including playoffs) in four seasons with the Jaguars.

According to ESPN Stats and Information, after expanding to a 16-game schedule in 1978, the Jaguars gave a franchise-record 492 points, expanding to become the fifth team in the NFL’s 16-game schedule. Offensively, the Jaguars ranked 28th or worse in yards per game, rushing and scoring. They are 21st in passing, which is a product of lagging behind in large numbers in games and abandoning runs.

The information of Michael DiCoco of ESPN was used in this report.

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