Former LSU assistant reportedly 'the favorite' to be Urban Meyer's offensive coordinator in Jacksonville
Urban Meyer is reportedly considering hiring LSU’s former passing game coordinator to be his first offensive coordinator in Jacksonville.
Just not the one you are probably thinking it might be.
No, Meyer isn’t targeting Joe Brady to be his play-caller with the Jaguars, the former Ohio State and Florida coach is apparently targeting Scott Linehan for the role.
“Two intriguing options have emerged for the staff of Jaguars coach Urban Meyer: OC candidate Scott Linehan interviews early this week and is the favorite, while Ravens DL coach Joe Cullen is a top target as defensive coordinator. Cullen has impressed in Baltimore since 2016,” Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Saturday.
Linehan lasted just one season in Baton Rouge before departing from Ed Orgeron’s LSU staff. At the time of his departure from LSU, it was reported that Linehan was eyeing a return to the NFL.
Prior to being hired by Orgeron, Linehan spent over two decades coaching in the NFL — he most recently served as offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys from 2015-2018.
Considering Meyer’s inexperience coaching in the NFL, Linehan’s time in the league could prove to be invaluable to the new Jaguars coach.