There were countless stories out of the Jacksonville Jaguars surrounding Urban Meyer’s disastrous tenure, but easily the most memorable one was the tidbit that Meyer didn’t know who Aaron Donald was.
A report from The Athletic in March said Meyer asked a Jaguars staffer: “Who’s this 99 guy on the Rams? I’m hearing he might be a problem for us.” According to The Athletic, “multiple sources” said Meyer was unfamiliar with a few NFL stars on other teams.
Appearing on “The Tim May Podcast,” Meyer denied the story of him not knowing Donald.
“First of all, there’s no way you didn’t know who Aaron Donald was, right?” May asked.
“When I heard … someone told me that,” Meyer said. “I’ve heard silly things before in my life. It’s almost, you shouldn’t even address stuff like that it’s so silly.”
“I asked Ryan Day that facetiously at a press conference a few weeks ago and he laughed,” May said. “The bottom line, the point was ‘Are you stupid? This man knew who Aaron Donald was.'”
The 57-year-old said he is currently “into some great stuff” that includes more time with his grandchildren. He also said that he plans to return to broadcasting.
“I really enjoyed it,” Meyer said of his previous work as a college football studio analyst. “I plan on being back in the fall doing something like that.”
In regards to his time in Jacksonville, Meyer said he learned “a tremendous amount.”
“I believe we got fired because we didn’t win enough games,” Meyer said. “In my strong opinion, I hear people rip our roster apart. We had good enough players to win games. We didn’t do a good enough job. … We were 2-11, that’s terrible.”
Meyer is not expected to ever get a second chance in the NFL as a head coach.
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