Urban Meyer reportedly targeting former LSU coordinator for Jaguars staff
With Urban Meyer officially announced as the new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the former Florida and Ohio State head coach is now tasked with building his initial staff of coordinators and assistants. Meyer was said to have been assembling a possible staff even before officially accepting the Jacksonville job, and that work will proceed full-speed over the coming days and weeks.
One name that is reportedly on the table for a coordinator position has been revealed. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, former LSU passing game coordinator Scott Linehan has been targeted as a “prime candidate” to serve as Meyer’s first offensive coordinator in Jacksonville.
Linehan served on the Tigers’ staff in the 2020 season, but the 2 parted ways after LSU finished 5-5. Prior to his role in Baton Rouge, he was with the Dallas Cowboys, first as their passing game coordinator and later offensive coordinator, but was fired in 2018 after 5 seasons.
His previous stops include the Detroit Lions, where he served as offensive coordinator from 2009-2013, and the St. Louis Rams, where he served as head coach during the 2008 campaign.
In Dallas, of course, Linehan worked with Dak Prescott over the former Mississippi State great’s first 3 years in the NFL, while helping develop Matthew Stafford during the former Georgia star’s initial seasons in Detroit. And he may be tasked with helping another young quarterback in Trevor Lawrence get acclimated to the NFL.