Jaguars fire Urban Meyer after 13 games
Less than one year into his NFL head coaching stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Urban Meyer has been fired.
Meyer was fired Wednesday evening and Darrell Bevell will serve as the team's interim head coach for the remainder of the season, Jaguars owner Shad Khan said in a statement.
Jacksonville is 2-11.
"After deliberation over many weeks, and a through analysis of the entirety of Urban's tenure with our team, I am bitterly disappointed to arrive at the conclusion that an immediate change is imperative for everyone," Khan said in the statement.
A statement from #Jaguars owner Shad Khan: pic.twitter.com/uvGZMJZEtN
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 16, 2021
Meyer’s firing comes on the heels of a nonstop spate of controversy in 11 months as head coach. The chaos was punctuated this past week when the NFL Network dropped a bombshell report of sweeping discord surrounding Meyer inside the franchise. That was followed by former kicker Josh Lambo alleging in a Tampa Bay Times report that the coach kicked him during practice this season.
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