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Urban Meyer Fired As Head Coach Of Jacksonville Jaguars

Dec 15, 2021, 10:56 PM
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Head coach Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on December 05, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired Urban Meyer as head coach after just 13 games in his first season.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news of Urban Meyer getting fired on Wednesday night.

The Jaguars are 2-11 this season and have four games remaining. According to reports, offensive coordinator will be the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

Schefter sent out a thread of tweets with a statement 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,” Khan told Schefter. “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.”

It’s been a rough month for Meyer that got worse from his first incident in October when video revealed an incident with a woman at his bar in Ohio. Just this month, reports surfaced that Meyer had a heated argument with wide receiver Marvin Jones, along with turmoil with his assistant coaches.

On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Times released a story with a conversation with former Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo, who claims that Meyer kicked him during warmups earlier this season.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com, Co-Host of Faith, Family and Football podcast with Clark Phillips III and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

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