Urban Meyer, Jacksonville’s new coach

Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars reached an agreement for the award-winning college coach to take over the reins of the franchise, he announced in a statement.

Meyer he will leave the commentary booth and return to the bands after a two-year absence caused by health problems.

Meyer, 56, was the team owner’s favorite Shad Khan for the position and Khan he waited almost a week to make the decision. The two met last Friday on Khan’s yacht in Miami and again on Wednesday. Hiring the veteran coach, with three national college football titles, will mean a new direction for a franchise that has lost 105 of 144 games since Khan acquired it in 2012.

Meyer had a 187-32 mark with Bowling Green (2001-02), Utah (2003-04), Florida (2005-10) and Ohio State (2012-18). He is seventh in winning percentage in college football.

But doubts remain about the ability to Meyer to have a smooth transition to NFL, where motivational tactics are not as influential and losing multiple games each year is guaranteed. Meyer he never lost more than five games in a college season. In Ohio State He was 83-9.

Jacksonville has the most attractive vacancy in the NFL. The Jaguars they will have 11 picks in the next draft, including five in the top 65 and with nearly $ 100 million to spend under the current salary cap. AND KhanA billionaire businessman, he is patient and eager to spend big.

The quarterback of Clemson Trevor Lawrence is a fixed to be selected by Jacksonville with the first selection and would be the axis of the most recent reconstruction of the team

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