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Urban Meyer        

Former Head Football Coach of Jacksonville Jaguars & The Ohio State University; ESPN Analyst

Urban Meyer is an American football coach. He served as the head coach of the Bowling Green Falcons from 2001 to 2002, the Utah Utes from 2003 to 2004, the Florida Gators from 2005 to 2010, and the Ohio State Buckeyes from 2012 to 2018. He retired from coaching in 2019 at the end of the Rose Bowl, and stayed at Ohio State as an assistant athletic director and was also an analyst for Fox Sports, appearing weekly on their Big Noon Kickoff pre-game show. In 2021, Meyer came out of retirement to take his first National Football League (NFL) job as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, but was fired before the end of the season.

Meyer was born in Toledo, Ohio, grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio, and attended the University of Cincinnati, where he played football as a defensive back. During his time at the University of Florida, he coached the Gators to two BCS National Championship Game victories, during the 2006 and 2008 seasons. Meyer's winning percentage through the conclusion of the 2009 season (.842) was the highest among all active coaches with a minimum of five full seasons at a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) program.

Following his temporary retirement in 2011, he worked as a college football analyst for the television sports network ESPN before joining Ohio State to become their head coach. In 2014, he led the Buckeyes to their first Big Ten Conference title under his tenure as well as the program's eighth national championship. Meyer is one of three coaches along with Pop Warner and Nick Saban to win a major college football national championship at two universities.


Urban Meyer is college football’s latest $5 million man
You knew it was coming. When Jim Harbaugh’s contract was released in January we even threw in a caveat, saying the new Michigan coach was the Big Ten’s second-highest paid coach… until Urban Meyer got his extension.
Urban Meyer the comedian? Why the Ohio State coach was in a good mood on Monday
If the Ohio State head coach was stressed from a month’s worth of lackluster performances from his team, it didn’t show. Rather, Meyer seemed to be in a rather jovial mood during his weekly addressing of the press.

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