Urban Meyer: ‘Zero Chance’ I Go Back To College Like Nick Saban

JACKSONVILLE, FL-NOVEMBER 11, 2016: EverBank professional sports stadium and home field for the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Urban Meyer is set to begin the next chapter of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Meyer’s team has the No. 1 overall pick and is expected to select Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence in the upcoming NFL Draft and there is plenty of excitement around the franchise.

Of course, there are always growing pains with a rookie quarterback and it’s not expected to be smooth sailing out of the gate for Meyer in the NFL.

That has led to some questions about whether Meyer will retreat back to college football where he had success with the Utah Utes, Florida Gators, and Ohio State Buckeyes if he gets off to a rough start.

Well, according to Meyer, don’t count on it.

Meyer is committed to turning around the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise and he plans to be in it for the long haul, unlike Alabama head coach Nick Saban who left the Miami Dolphins after two failed seasons.

Zero chance at that happening,” Meyer told NBC Sports’ Peter King.

“What Coach Saban went through, I don’t know. That’s Coach Saban’s business. I’m not quite sure. At some point, I might talk to him about it . . . he’s a friend of mine and I got great respect for him. It is different. It’s completely different. My mind is set. There’s gonna be some losses . . . That’s gonna be miserable. I hate losing. We all do. But the reality is that you’re gonna lose. Hopefully you win more than you lose. But that’s something that’s gonna be new to me. I have to get my mind right and I’m working on that.”

During Saban’s two years in the NFL, he compiled a record of 15-17.

We’ll have to see if Meyer can one-up his friend.

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