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Sports Jaguars' Urban Meyer says he's not a candidate at Notre Dame

01:35  01 december  2021
01:35  01 december  2021 Source:   msn.com

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He ' s not a fan of at least one aspect of his new job. The Jacksonville Jaguars ' new head coach gave reporters a review of his first foray into NFL free agency Friday. It's safe to say he disliked the process, specifically the legal tampering period when most deals are struck. Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders said he ' s not a fan of the losing that often comes with college football's "guarantee game" model.

If Urban Meyer were to go back to college, he would return with a strong reputation for being one of the sport’ s greatest coaches. Meyer turned the Florida Gators into a national championship contender, winning two titles in 2006 and 2008. Soon after, Meyer became the head coach at Ohio State and won a national title in 2014, the inaugural season of the college football playoff. However, his tenures in college football have not been without controversy, highlighted by the domestic violence scandal in Columbus regarding assistant coach Zach Smith. Additionally, there have been times that he has not

Urban Meyer says he will not be Notre Dame's next head coach.

  Jaguars' Urban Meyer says he's not a candidate at Notre Dame © Provided by The Canadian Press

The Jacksonville Jaguars coach flatly squashed any speculation about his immediate future when asked by The Associated Press on Tuesday about the vacancy at Notre Dame created by Brian Kelly's abrupt departure for LSU.

“I’m not a candidate,” Meyer said on a conference call with the beat writers for the Los Angeles Rams, Jacksonville's opponent on Sunday. “Obviously I spent six years of my life there, so great respect for Notre Dame, and as I do USC, UCLA, like we talked about (earlier in the call). But I’m committed to the Jaguars and doing the best we can to turn this thing around.”

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A morose Urban Meyer , often looking down at the podium in front of him , said at a news conference that he apologized to the Jacksonville Jaguars players, team owner Shad Khan and his family for a viral video that got a lot of traction this past weekend. The video showed Meyer sitting at a bar, and a woman who was not his wife He said he "stayed to see the grandkids and we all went to dinner that night," and there was a big group next to theirs. "They wanted me to come over and take pictures, and I did," Meyer said . "They're trying to pull me out on the dance floor, screwing around, I should have left."

5 Notre Dame 10-1. # Jaguars HC Urban Meyer already has this morning. He told his team that he ’ s always cared about two “things,” his family (expressly identifying his “wife of 37 years” Shelley) and his players - and then Urban Meyer said , in his opinion, a lot doesn’t get done in a big team meeting.

Earlier Tuesday, a person familiar with Meyer's thinking said the 57-year-old coach is fully committed to the Jaguars and has no plans to return to college football. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because Meyer had yet to make his plans public.

The NCAA's one-time transfer rule, the burgeoning transfer portal and outside compensation for the use of an athlete's name, image and likeness have altered college football dramatically since Meyer stepped down at Ohio State following the 2018 season.

Meyer shot down speculation about leaving the NFL for Southern California after the Trojans fired coach Clay Helton in September, and his name was immediately linked to Notre Dame on Monday after Kelly bolted for LSU. Meyer spent five years (1996-2000) as receivers coach in South Bend, Indiana, and even called the Fighting Irish a “dream job" while he was at Florida in 2008.

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Urban Meyer , head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars , is still new to this whole NFL coaching thing. With a career spent at the college level, he ' s still getting used to the grand tradition of NFL coaches saying as little as possible about all subjects at all times. Meyer hasn't yet mastered the art of head coach obfuscation, which is probably why he gave a real answer with real information when NBC Sports' Peter King asked him about drafting Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence with their first overall pick.

Urban Meyer says he ' s sorry for the 'distraction' he caused his team after video surfaced of him dancing with a woman -- who wasn't his wife -- surfaced over the weekend. Urban 's Jaguars were in Cincinnati Thursday where they lost to the Bengals 24-21, and he said he stayed in town to see his grandkids and grab dinner while the Jaguars have the next 10 days off. Another photo from that night showed Urban with another blonde woman who seemingly jokingly captioned it, "Who is this he keeps flirting with me."

Meyer was immediately installed as one of the betting favorites to get hired at Notre Dame immediately after Kelly's departure, given his connections to the program and the spotlight involved.

Instead, Meyer says he'll spend this week preparing the Jaguars (2-9) to travel cross-country and play the Rams (7-4) at SoFi Stadium.

The Trojans hired Lincoln Riley away from Oklahoma on Monday. Meyer said earlier this season “there’s no chance” he would take the USC job. He insisted he’s in Jacksonville for the long haul.

“I’m here and committed to try to build an organization,” Meyer said at the time.

No one expected it to be the last time Meyer’s name would be connected to a collegiate job opening. After all, he found success at every stop in his three-plus decades in the college ranks. He built winners at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State. He won two national championships with the Gators (2006, 2008) and another with the Buckeyes (2014).

He stepped down after the 2018 season and spent two years working as a college football analyst at Fox Sports. Jaguars owner Shad Khan persuaded him to return to the sideline in an effort to deliver a consistent contender in Jacksonville.

So far, little has gone right for Meyer. Although the Jaguars ended a 20-game losing streak in London in October, they have dropped three in a row and have scored just 57 points in their past five games.

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AP Sports Writer Greg Beacham in Los Angeles contributed.

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Meyer, Khan meet after tumultuous week ends with shutout .
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Urban Meyer and team owner Shad Khan had a one-on-one meeting following Jacksonville’s fifth consecutive loss, a 20-0 shutout at Tennessee on Sunday. This session may have taken a different tone given how poorly the Jaguars (2-11) have played the last seven weeks and all that’s been said about the team in the last seven days. “I assured him that I still believe in my heart that we will (turn this around),” Meyer said. “How fast? That depends on … I still think there’s good pieces.

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