Urban Meyer called out by Jaguars owner Shad Khan: 'How can you work with someone like that?'
Urban Meyer lasted less than one season as the coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, finishing his tumultuous tenure with a 2-11 overall record.
Now, the 3-time college national champion is reportedly heading back to the college football media realm, but not before some parting shots from Jaguars owner Shad Khan.
In an interview with USA TODAY, Khan said Meyer lost his respect and trust throughout the course of the season, making him impossible to work with:
“When you lose the respect, the trust and an issue of truthfulness, how can you work with someone like that?” Khan told USA TODAY Sports. “It’s not possible.”
Khan said the issue with Meyer wasn’t on-field performance. He pointed to Jacksonville’s last 2 coaches as proof of that:
“It was not about wins and losses,” said Khan, whose two coaches previous to Meyer, Doug Marrone and Gus Bradley, posted records of 25-44 and 14-48, respectively. “I think when you know someone is not truthful, how can you be around someone, OK? We had Doug Marrone here four years. We had Gus Bradley here four years. I have nothing but the utmost respect and friendship with them. That’s why they got the time, because it wasn’t a matter about respect or truth. It was a matter of wins and losses over four years. This is much bigger than that.”
Those are some strong statements about Meyer. We’ll see if he ever gets back into the head coaching ranks or if his future is in the media.