Meyer, previously the pinnacle coach at Ohio State, will change into the seventh head coach in Jaguars franchise historical past. This might be his first time as an NFL head coach.
“I am prepared to teach the Jacksonville Jaguars,” Meyer stated in a press launch. “Jacksonville has an enthusiastic fan base, and the followers deserve a successful group. With upcoming alternatives within the NFL Draft, and powerful assist from possession, the Jaguars are well-positioned to change into aggressive.”
Meyer’s final head teaching job was with Ohio State, from 2012-2018. He helped steer the group to a nationwide title in 2014 season. He additionally received two nationwide championships when he was head coach of the Florida Gators (2006, 2008). After stepping down as head coach at Ohio State, Meyer was a studio analyst for FOX Sports activities.
“This can be a nice day for Jacksonville and Jaguars followers all over the place,” stated Jaguars proprietor Shad Khan. “City Meyer is who we wish and wish, a frontrunner, winner and champion who calls for excellence and produces outcomes. Whereas City already enjoys a legacy within the recreation of soccer that few will ever match, his ardour for the chance in entrance of him right here in Jacksonville is highly effective and unmistakable. I’m proud to call City Meyer the brand new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.”
The Jaguars maintain the No. 1 choose within the 2021 NFL draft.
Earlier than becoming a member of FOX, Meyer had a 187-32 report throughout head teaching stints at Ohio State, Florida, Utah and Bowling Inexperienced. He’s the one modern-day coach to win nationwide championships in two completely different conferences — the SEC in 2006 and 2008 at Florida and the Huge Ten in 2014 at Ohio State, based on the Jaguars.
Meyer will exchange earlier head coach Doug Marrone, who was fired earlier this month after main the Jaguars to a one-win season.