Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero are reporting that the Jaguars are planning to meet with Urban Meyer on Friday regarding the team’s head-coaching vacancy.
According to the report, no deal is considered imminent between the two parties and the Jaguars still have at least one interview scheduled.
Here’s the updated list of candidates for the Jaguars’ job:
- Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy (Interviewed)
- Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith (Requested)
- 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh (Requested)
- Falcons interim HC Raheem Morris (Requested)
- Former OSU HC Urban Meyer (Scheduled)
Meyer has been linked to the Jaguars for a few weeks now, so this is really something to keep an eye on from here.
The Chargers have also shown interest in him, according to reports.
Meyer, 56, got his start in coaching in 1986 as a graduate assistant at Ohio State. He worked as an assistant coach at Illinois State, Colorado State and Notre Dame before getting his first head coaching position at Bowling Green in 2001.
Meyer moved on to become the head coach at Utah in 2003. In 2005, he was hired as the head coach at Florida before retiring due to health reasons in 2010. Meyer came out of retirement to take the lead job at Ohio State in 2012 and was in that position until 2018 before retiring again citing health reasons.
It’s worth mentioning while Meyer has been hospitalized for chest pains and migraines, both of his health-related retirements have followed off-the-field controversies, including how he handled a domestic violence accusation for one of his assistant coaches at Ohio State.
As a head coach, Meyer has a career college coaching record of 187-32 and has won three national titles at two different schools.
We’ll have more on Meyer as the news is available.