League sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter (Adam Schefter), the Jacksonville Jaguars and Urban Meyer (Urban Meyer) are in in-depth negotiations on whether to complete the deal this week.
Sources said that after meeting with the Jaguars again on Wednesday, Meyer was very interested in the possibility of coaching in the NFL.
The source said that regular communication and interaction between the two sides, Meyer has been forming a coaching staff, including some college-level assistants, in case he decides to take up the job of Jaguar.
Meyer won 187-32 college coaching records during Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State and won three national championships. He won two of the championships (2006, 2008) with the Gators, and won 65-15 in six seasons. He also led the Buckeyes to win the 2014 national championship and created an 83-9 record in seven seasons in Columbus.
After Jacksonville ended the worst season in franchise history (1-15), Jaguars owner Shad Khan fired Doug Marrone on January 4. Malone has a record of 25 wins and 44 losses in the four seasons with the Jaguars (including the playoffs).
According to statistics from ESPN Stats & Information, the Jaguars gave up a team history of 492 points, becoming the fifth team since the NFL expanded to 16 games in 1978, allowing at least 20 points per game. On the offensive end, the Jaguars rank 28th or worse in yardage per game, competing for points. They are ranked 21st in passing, in large part because they had to abandon the game after falling behind in the big game.
This report uses information from ESPN’s Michael DiRocco.