JACKSONVILLE – It’s official: Urban Meyer is the Jaguars’ new head coach.
Meyer, one of the most successful coaches in college football history, was named the Jaguars’ head coach on Wednesday. The team announced the news in a statement Wednesday.
Meyer, 56, coached collegiately in Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State. He went 187-32 as a college coach, coaching Florida for national titles after the 2006 and 2008 seasons and Ohio State for a national title after the 2014 season. He went 1
Meyer, who succeeds Doug Marrone in the position, will be the sixth permanent head coach of the Jaguars ’27 seasons. Tom Coughlin was head coach from 1995-2002, with Jack Del Rio occupying the position from 2003-2011, Mike Mularkey occupying it in 2012, Gus Bradley occupying it from 2013-2016 and Marrone occupying it from 2017-2020.
The Jaguars went 1-15 in 2020 and entered the offseason with the overall No. 1 pick in the 2021 draft NFL. It marks the first time the Jaguars have held the No. 1 pick.
The Jaguars’ managerial position remains open, with the team dismissing David Caldwell from that position on 29 November.