- Last year, while working for Fox as a college football analyst, Urban Meyer laid out the criteria for what makes up a struggling team.
- The graphic used by Fox on that segment is now going viral because it seems to perfectly fit the description of the 2021 Jacksonville Jaguars.
- More Urban Meyer news here.
The hits just keep on coming for beleaguered Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer. The first year NFL coach, in addition to starting out 0-4, made national news this week when videos of him and a young woman at a bar went viral.
Whether Meyer will remain in his position as the head coach of the Jaguars for much longer remains to be seen, but purely based on how the team has responded to him both on and off the field, it doesn’t seem very likely.
Which is why a Fox graphic from a 2020 segment where Urban Meyer, then a a college football analyst for the network, explained his three criteria to describe a struggling team: trust issues, a dysfunctional environment, and/or selfishness.
“Every time I’ve had a team struggle, it’s been one of three categories,” Meyer said. “Number one, there’s some trust issue. The players don’t trust the coach. The coach doesn’t trust the players, or awful when the players don’t trust each other.”
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 14, 2020
Back then, Meyer received a plethora of kudos for his take.
Meyer is a legend— Kris Williams (@kriswill123) November 14, 2020
A life lesson not even about football, that’s the ability of working hard and working with others— Dan Blackburn (@danb235) November 14, 2020
Those three thoughts are life sessions, thank you— Beverly Jackson (@BeverlyJ10) November 14, 2020
Football fans were, as one would expect, quick to pile on once they realized what Meyer had said just one year ago.
What Urban did was wrong but what you and other scum bag reporters are doing is worse. What are you trying to accomplish by revealing this kind of tabloid garbage, are you trying to ruin his career, his reputation, his marriage or embarrass his entire family?— Pete (@EugeneLocke8) October 5, 2021
Oh well, at least he’s still got his ranking as the 46th greatest college football coach of all time by ESPN.