Urban Meyer’s NFL stint was a short one, as it was revealed last night the Jaguars have decided to part ways with the controversial coach.
Source: The #Jaguars have fired coach Urban Meyer.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 16, 2021
From Jaguars owner Shad Khan:
“After deliberation over many weeks and a thorough analysis of the entirety of Urban’s tenure with our team, I am bitterly disappointed to arrive at the conclusion that an immediate change is imperative for everyone. I informed Urban of the change this evening. As I stated in October, regaining our trust and respect was essential. Regrettably, it did not happen. “
A Statement from Shad Khanhttps://t.co/lyW8mY7J3S
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) December 16, 2021
Darrell Bevell, the offensive coordinator, will serve as interim coach for the remainder of the season, the owner said.
The Final Straw appeared to be a story about Meyer kicking his kicker.
Josh Lambo had accused the head coach of kicking him during a practice in August.
Lambo, who was released by the team in October after missing all three of his field-goal attempts in Weeks 1-3, told the Tampa Bay Times that Meyer came up to him while he was stretching and said, “Hey Dips–t, make your f–king kicks!”
“And kicks me in the leg,” Lambo said of Meyer.
Former Jaguars Kicker Josh Lambo Speaks On Urban Meyer Kicking Him During A Practicehttps://t.co/crQNQpxQ7j
— SideAction (@SideActionHQ) December 16, 2021
According to the Times, Meyer denied what Lambo said was accurate.
The transition from esteemed college coach to the NFL continues to be a difficult one.
Some of these guys aren’t skilled at dealing with millionaire athletes.
Urban will most likely land back in the college football scene..