(ABC4) – Former Utah Utes head coach and long-time Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer has been hired as the new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to reports.
Meyer has won three national championships and retired from coaching the Buckeyes after the 2019 Rose Bowl.
Head coach Doug Marrone was fired in early January by Jaquars owner Shad Khan after the team finished the season 1-15, the worst in franchise history, according to ESPN.
When Meyer coached in Utah, he recorded the best ever record for a coach’s first season with the Utes, pulling a 10-2 record. He was named the Mountain West Conference’s Coach of the Year.
In 2004, Meyer lead the undefeated Utes to a Bowl Championship Series bid. It was the first perfect season since 1930.
During his time in Utah, Meyer coach quarterback Alex Smith, who now plays with the Washington Football Team.