The Jacksonville Jaguars have been separated from their Head Coach Urban Meyer after several incidents and disappointing sports achievements. That announced the franchise in an official statement.
After weeks of considerations and a precise analysis of the entire work of Meyer with our team, I came deeply disappointed to the conclusion that an immediate coach change is necessary for all sides, owner Shad Khan is quoted. I informed Urban tonight about the decision. As I said it already in October, trust and respect for us are essential. Unfortunately, this was not the case.
A few hours earlier, ex-Jaguars kicker Josh Lamb Rick Shroud ( Tampa Bay Times ) reported that he came from Meyer in training during the preseason in August. While I've got warm, Meyer came to me and said, 'Hey, weak head. Meeting your damned kicks'. Then he stepped to me, Lamb betrayed. The occurrence was not so hard as he could have been, but also no small shear.
I will not comment on until after the end of the NFL season, Khan also explained and pointed out that Players, City and Fan base now had to re-collect.
Jaguars: BEFELL will remain Interim Head Coach — GM Brake
The incident between Meyer and his former kicker was not the first ECLAT, which was the formerly very successful college coach (Florida, Ohio State). After an away game in October in Cincinnati, a video, which showed him in a bar, circulated where a young lady danced for him. His players had long since traveled back to the home. Owner Khan described the behavior as inexpressible, Meyer showed Reuse.
But also numerous other reports did not make a good picture of the relationship that Meyer had his players and his coaching team. The guilt for the many defeats, according to Tom Polisher, he rarely saw themselves from the NFL Network. In a team meeting, he should have said that he is a winner and his assistant coaches losers — a statement he played vehemently.
Offensive Coordinator Darrell Befell will act for the rest of the season as Interim Head Coach. The 51-year-old had previously worked as OC for the Vikings, Seahawks and Lions, at the latter station also for five games as Head Coach after the form Matt Patricia. General Manager Trent Brake will continue to fill his role, announced Khan.
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Urban Meyer was active in his first season as Head Coach of the Jaguars, but could win only two of his 13 games. The Jaguar is currently in the last place in the AFC South.