Urban Meyer’s NFL coaching career with equally brief and embarrassing.
Meyer went 2-11 in his lone season with the Jacksonville Jaguars before being fired in disgrace before the 2021 season could even end.
His coaching legacy on the college level, however, is still pretty impressive. Sure, Meyer had massive scandals both with the University of Florida and Ohio State. But it’s hard to argue with the results.
Meyer won two national championships with the Gators before winning a third at the helm of the Buckeyes. In total, he put together a jaw-dropped 187-32 record across four college coaching stops. So it’s fair to say he knows a thing or two about coaching college football.
The 58-year-old was recently a guest on the All Things Covered podcast with Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden. Among the many topics covered, Meyer was asked how he felt Deion Sanders would do as the new head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes.
Urban Meyer Backs Deion Sanders To Succeed Immediately At Colorado
The Buffs won just one game in 2022 and haven’t made a bowl appearance since 2016. But Meyer believes Coach Prime will be able to right the ship, and he believes he’ll do so quickly.
“I think he’s going to flip it,” Meyer said. “Nothing crazy in the first year, but in the first couple years, I’d say certainly a bowl game and an eight or nine-win season.”
“With much is given, much is expected and I think they’re going to feel that real soon,” Meyer said. “There’s a lot going on. Colorado and Prime is everywhere in the news. He’s getting recruits and recruits are talking about him. I think it’s one of the best things to happen to Colorado football since Bill McCartney in 1990 when they won it all.” – via CBS Sports
The hype around Sanders’ hiring is undeniable. And he’s already shown he can recruit at the highest level. Now it’s time for Sanders and company to go out and show it on the field.