Jaguars coach Urban Meyer says there is ‘no chance’ of landing in USC – The Denver Post
JACKSONVILLE, FL – Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Mayer says “there’s no chance” as he takes the open job in Southern California.
“I’m here and I’m committed to trying to build an organization,” Meyer added.
Mayer’s name was immediately linked to the USC after it fired the Trojan horse Clay Hilton on Monday. Mayer has had success at every college stop, building winners at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida, and Ohio State. He won two national championships with the Gators (2006, 2008) and one with the Buckeyes (2014).
He resigned after the 2018 season and spent two years working as a college football analyst at Fox Sports. Jaguar owner Shad Kahn convinced him to return to the sidelines in an effort to offer a steady contender in Jacksonville.
The Jaguars (0-1) lost their season opener 37-21 in Houston, a disaster in a debut that included 10 penalties, six assists behind and three flips. Jacksonville looked basically unprepared from the first moment.
Mayer expects a better performance on Sunday against Denver (1-0).
“I’ve been warned many times, many times, it’s a trip; he’s not a sprinter,” he said. “We’re healthy, attitudes are good, we’ve got good players and we’re building something.”
Meyer said earlier this month that he didn’t miss the enlistment opportunity, and he has said repeatedly about how different college football is now compared to when he quit for health reasons, pointing to the ever-changing landscape and adding rules that allow players to earn money from name, image and example.