“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,” owner Shad Khan said in a statement released early Thursday. “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.
Urban Meyer’s time as Jacksonville Jaguars head coach has ended just 13 games after it started and many players on the team could not be happier.
NFL insider Mike Garafolo dropped the news of multiple players on the team reacting favorable to Urban being gone for good.
Meyer’s dismissal came not long after former Jags kicker Josh Lambo alleged that Meyer had kicked him once during practice.
That was the straw that broke the camel’s back, but it should’ve been the 2-11 record or him being caught cheating on his wife at a bar after he decided not to fly back with his team after a Thursday Night Football game.
Meyer’s tenure started terribly when he hired former Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle, who was accused of making racist remarks and belittling and bullying players while with the Hawkeyes. He resigned a day later after constant scrutiny.
In May, Meyer and the Jaguars signed Tim Tebow to play tight end, a position the former Heisman Trophy winner had never played.
The rest of his controversies were just too much for Shad Khan and the front office to take on and it was time to part ways.
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