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NFL Exec: City Meyer Could maybe well Be Educating Texas If Jags Couldn’t Draft Lawrence

Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer watches during the second half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game between Ohio State and Wisconsin, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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The Jacksonville Jaguars maintain Trevor Lawrence to thank for City Meyer taking their head coaching space.

The College of Texas reportedly can also need Lawrence to blame for Meyer no longer being in Austin.

“I spoke to an exec this weekend who talked about, ‘Meyer, if the Jacksonville Jaguars were picking second, he can also be coaching the College of Texas beautiful now making $10-12 million a year,'” ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler talked about Sunday on SportsCenter.

Texas equipped its head coaching job to Meyer in December before firing Tom Herman in early January, nevertheless he turned it down. The Longhorns at final hired Steve Sarkisian in an strive and come the program to its historical glory.

Meyer went 187-32 as a college coach with stops at Bowling Inexperienced Utter, Utah, Florida and Ohio Utter. His .854 successful percentage is the third-perfect in college soccer history.

Texas has no longer obtained 11 games in a season since 2009; Meyer’s teams obtained a minimal of 10 games in every of his seven seasons at Ohio Utter. His hiring would maintain been a no-brainer home mosey that might maybe maintain straight catapulted Texas assist into the national championship conversation.

The Jaguars’ resolution is a long way more of a risk, especially given Meyer lacks a history of constructing giant name professional quarterbacks. None of Meyer’s most crucial collegiate quarterbacks—Tim Tebow, Alex Smith, Chris Leak, Braxton Miller, Cardale Jones, J.T. Barrett or Dwayne Haskins—became giant name-stage NFL avid gamers. Smith grew to turn out to be a most crucial game supervisor at the NFL stage, nevertheless every quarterback had vital more success below Meyer than at the subsequent stage.

Lawrence is regarded as one of many ultimate can no longer-trudge away out quarterback possibilities in recent NFL history, so the judgment can also tumble squarely on Meyer if he doesn’t pan out.

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