| PRO NFL teams are eyeing former Ohio State HC Urban Meyer for head-coach openings- ESPN

RTB Twitter Bot

Thread Starter
Ivory Club
Joined
Jul 30, 2011
Messages
94,214
Reaction score
1,167
Points
0


At least two NFL teams have reached out to Urban Meyer to see whether the former Ohio State coach would be interested in interviewing for -- if not accepting -- a head-coaching job at the next level, league sources told ESPN.

Meyer, according to a source connected to one of those teams, did not dismiss the overtures and is considering whether to make the jump to the NFL. He intends to decide in the next week, before the NFL regular season is over, and teams expect to hear his decision in the coming days.

Meyer would become one of the most intriguing candidates in this season's NFL head-coaching cycle. He last coached at Ohio State in 2018 but has never coached at the NFL level.

With his connections to the state of Florida -- having coached the Gators from 2005 to 2010 -- Meyer might be a logical fit for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have a vacancy at general manager and are closing in on securing the No. 1 draft pick in 2021.

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone, who is 12-34 since the start of the 2018 season, has one year remaining on his contract after this season.

Sources who have spoken to Meyer believe he wants to make sure that, if he decides to make the jump to the NFL, he is prepared to fully immerse himself in a new world.

Meyer, 56, retired from coaching in December 2018 after seven seasons at Ohio State. He went 187-32 in parts of 17 seasons at Ohio State, Florida, Utah and Bowling Green and won three national titles -- two with the Gators (2006, 2008) and one with the Buckeyes (2014).
 

rick4bama

Bama Fan since 1965 and counting....
Scholarship Club
Joined
Oct 16, 2004
Messages
16,939
Reaction score
3,273
Points
0
If he does go the the Jags! I bet it will not have any Bama players on it! But how long will it be before he start his heart problem again?
 

OldPlayer

Bama Club
Joined
Jul 25, 2015
Messages
4,185
Reaction score
2,294
Points
0
He knows how to coach, but he will have no control over the players. Not a good situation.
 

OldPlayer

Bama Club
Joined
Jul 25, 2015
Messages
4,185
Reaction score
2,294
Points
0
Please, Log in or Register to view quote(s).
One of the reasons CNS came back to college football was that he didn't have enough control over the NFL players' lives to make an impact. He could fine a player, demote a player or work with a GM to try and trade a player, but he couldn't monitor the player's behavior and lifestyle enough to make an impact.
 

Brandon Van de Graaff

A defensive deity, inventor of the Concussion.
Ivory Club
Joined
Oct 4, 2004
Messages
22,591
Reaction score
2,336
Points
0
I could possibly see a situation where the Khan's throw a bunch of cash at him and they work out a deal (now that they'll have Lawrence). I don't see a situation where he is ultimately very successful in the NFL.

But, the word around NFL circles very recently was that Jacksonville was wanting to bring in the Eric Bieniemy (HC)/John Dorsey (GM) combo to run the team.
 

bama alum

Verified Member
Crimson Tide Club
Joined
Jul 16, 2013
Messages
9,308
Reaction score
3,741
Points
0
You think maybe his agent told Texas, "Thanks, but no thanks," in anticipation of this?
 

50+yeartidefan

Touchdown Club
Joined
Jan 29, 2017
Messages
8,593
Reaction score
3,922
Points
0
Please, Log in or Register to view quote(s).
Wonder if Texas job is like AU. To many wanting control. Because of their big bucks

i cant see any reason they aren't successful even at that. Great HS football state.
Hermann appears to be pretty good HC. Appears!!!!! Anyway!!!!!! Big 12 reactively weak conference.
whats missing?
Got history and traditions. Flag ship university for state. ?????
 

planomateo

Ivory Club
Joined
Sep 5, 2006
Messages
33,899
Reaction score
8,564
Points
0
Read a report that said Urban is looking for $12mm year to coach. Jeeze...
 

PurlJam

Century Club
Joined
Nov 24, 2015
Messages
2,230
Reaction score
1,503
Points
0
How many years has Urban coached in the NFL? :unsure::rolleyes: … exactly.
 

Crtuneman

Sideline Club
Joined
Aug 5, 2015
Messages
173
Reaction score
117
Points
0
To me the two biggest differences in college and NFL is this: 1. motivation - you can motivate college kids because you have more impact on them as far as teaching them and helping them get ready for the NFL. When they are already in the NFL you either motivate them with money or they are strong enough to provide their own motivation. 2. Winning - In college you can go undefeated or at the most have one loss. In the NFL you lose 6 games and that's still a good season. Or if you're in the NFC East you have a losing record and still make the playoffs. LOL As a coach you have to be able to accept the idea that losing 5-6 games is not the end of the world. There are other differences of course. Political, financial, organizational, etc.
 

planomateo

Ivory Club
Joined
Sep 5, 2006
Messages
33,899
Reaction score
8,564
Points
0
Sounds like this is happening, Urban to Jacksonville.
 

alabama mike

Probably At A Ballgame
Crimson Tide Club
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
9,745
Reaction score
3,240
Points
0
Please, Log in or Register to view quote(s).

A couple of other things that a head coach in the NFL does not have to worry about:
1. The constant recruiting of 16 and 17 year old kids.
2. Alumni fan bases with unrealistic expectations.
3. Constant alumni dinners and fundraising.
 

Top Bottom