Well it only took 11 losses and two scandals for Jacksonville to final cut ties with Urban Meyer. It was reported late Wednesday night that the famed, former Ohio State Head Coach had been fired. This comes in lieu of another recent incident, regarding him kicking and degrading a Jaguars player during Wednesday’s practice.
Meyer, who’s been under a microscope all season for both his poor coaching performance and off the field issues, has come under scrutiny again. It was reported, that he (ironically) kicked Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo in the back of his leg while he was stretching and called him a “dipsh*t” for missing kicks throughout the season.
“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”, Jags owner Shad Khan stated.
As a James Robinson fantasy football owner and a moral human being, I cannot emphasize enough how much I am glad to see him finally leave. Disregarding the fact he was a terrible NFL head coach and refused to let James Robinson eat in the backfield (despite his own QB saying, we need to run the ball more), this guy has been an absolute scumbag over the last several years and hopefully this was a wake up call for him.
Everything from him covering up fellow Ohio State coach Zach Smith beating his wife, to more recently, him breaking the sanctity of marriage as viral phots and videos of him at a bar, feeling up a college girl, while she “grinded” on him, to now him verbally and physically abusing his players, it was time for him to go.
Referring back to Khan’s statement and when you apologize to your team after you made a mistake (referring to the bar scandal) and both your coaches and players laugh at you and don’t take your apology seriously, that should be a tell-tale sign of what the organization thinks of you.
It’s clear he was not cut out from this job from the start and I do believe if he just would’ve rode of into the sunset after leaving OSU his legacy would’ve been a lot different. Whether he calls it’s quits for good or magically ends up back in broadcasting, it’s not secret this recent news and his past incidents will forever be a stain on his legacy.