Former CFB coach/SEC assistant emerges as potential 'in-house replacement' for Urban Meyer, per report
Urban Meyer continues to struggle through his first season coaching the Jacksonville Jaguars, and a report surfaced on Saturday about how he treated his assistants in a meeting.
Meyer during a staff meeting reportedly delivered a biting message that he’s a winner and his assistant coaches are losers, according to several people informed of the contents of the meeting, challenging each coach individually to explain when they’ve ever won and forcing them to defend their résumés.
Now a separate report from CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora said former college head coach and assistant Charlie Strong has emerged as a strong in-house candidate.
Sources said general manager Trent Baalke has become a strong proponent of Jaguars assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach Charlie Strong as an in-house candidate should ownership end up parting with Meyer after just one season.
Strong is well liked by the players and other coaches and has also impressed some in the front office with his mentality and approach in what quickly became a lost season. … He has adapted well to the pro game, and would have abundant support as a potential in-house replacement should Shad Khan opt to make a change.