Urban Meyer Explains Why He Took The Jacksonville Jaguars Coaching Job (VIDEO)
Ever since he left the Ohio State Buckeyes, Urban Meyer has been a highly-sought-after coaching candidate among NFL teams.
But Meyer chose to sit out for two full seasons, before finally deciding to make the leap to the NFL coaching ranks for the first time in his career. And, of all places, he chose the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Seriously? What gives, Urban?
The Jaguars have been a notoriously bad franchise that has made a name for themselves as being perhaps the most poorly run organization, not only in the NFL, but in all of sports. So why did Meyer decide to end his extended hiatus to return to such a dumpster-fire-of-a-franchise?
The Jags’ new head coach explained his decision in a recent interview:
“It had to be perfect. This was not a knee jerk reaction. This is something I’ve been studying for a long time. Not necessarily this job, but just the NFL, in particular. Then this one, the opportunity presented itself and whether it’s watching film, studying the roster, understanding the salary cap, understanding what we have available to us with the No. 1 pick, the fact that I love Jacksonville. I spent a lot of time in Florida and my family loves it here. And quite honestly, Duval and 904 deserves a chance to go win. And I’m gonna hire people that want to help the Jaguars win and do their very best.”
Cap space, the number one overall pick, and sunshine. I guess that’s enough to help almost anyone look past all the bad publicity this organization has had in recent years.