The Jacksonville Jaguars dropped to 0-4 on Thursday night, falling to the Cincinnati Bengals 24-21. “Heartbreaking” was the word used by both rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence and first-year head coach Urban Meyer to describe the night.
It only took Meyer a few days to get over that heartbreak as he was spotted at a bar as a young lady danced on him who did not appear to be his wife.
The video has gone so viral that even ESPN’s Booger McFarland had to comment on it.
“Nothing like a Thursday night game and the weekend off,” McFarland said of the video.
“It’s devastating — heartbreaking,” said Meyer after dropping to 0-4. “Usually I’m not wrong about stuff like that, that I just see a good team in there. I see good guys, I see good hearts, I see guys that work. And I told them I’m not wrong. I’m not wrong about that stuff. This team is going to win some games.”
“That’s a heartbroken locker room,” said Meyer. “So we gotta get them back, they get a few days off and then obviously get ready for the Titans … there are good people in that locker room though.
“You create your own breaks and you know, I’ve said this from Day 1 is that the core of this team is good players and I thought we brought in some good players and we’re getting better each week — we are getting better each week. Just sickening that you didn’t win that thing. But like I told you, I’m not wrong about that, I’m not wrong about those guys in that room. They’re gonna keep swinging as hard as they possibly can.”
Last January, the longtime collegiate head coach decided he would come out of retirement and sign on to be with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Whatever he thought would happen in his head has not translated well onto the field as the team is currently win-less and has lost 3 of their 4 games by double-digits. The franchise is hoping to see him bring the same type of success he had when he got his first break with the Florida Gators where he steered the program to two national titles in 2006 and 2008. As you know, he tried bringing back that flavor by signing Tim Tebow, but that did not work out at all.
His stint with the Gators was filled with controversy, which led him to Ohio State where from 2012 to 2018, the Buckeyes rose to the top of college football and won a national title in 2014. Urban has a 187-32 record in the minors.
The level of success that he attained in the college football likely had him thinking he could do the same in the NFL.
Maybe his bar trip is what he needed to get his juices flowing again.