Meyer, who will succeed Doug Marrone in the position, becomes the sixth irreversible head coach in the Jaguars 27 seasons. Tom Coughlin was head coach from 1995-2002, with Jack Del Rio holding the position from 2003-2011, Mike Mularkey holding it in 2012, Gus Bradley holding it from 2013-2016 and Marrone holding it from 2017-2020.
The Jaguars general manager position stays open, with the team having actually dismissed David Caldwell from that position on November 29.
Meyer, among the most effective coaches in college football history, on Thursday was called the Jaguars head coach. The team announced the news in a declaration Thursday.
The Jaguars went 1-15 in 2020 and enter the offseason holding the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. That marks the very first time the Jaguars have actually held the No. 1 choice.
Meyer, 56, coached collegiately at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State. He went 187-32 as a college coach, training Florida to nationwide titles following the 2006 and 2008 seasons and Ohio State to a national title following the 2014 season. He went 17-6 at Bowling Green (2001-2002), 22-2 at Utah (2003-2004), 65-15 at Florida (2005-2010) and 83-9 at Ohio State (2012-2018).
JACKSONVILLE– Its official: Urban Meyer is the Jaguars new head coach.