Murban Meyer’s last apprenticeship with a Jaguar was a nightmare. After a slew of issues on and off the field, he was fired from his first NFL coaching gig, but his legendary college resume still carries weight to this day. So his training days may not be over yet.
Tim Tebow, who played quarterback for Florida while Mayer was the Gators coach, was asked if he thought Mayer wanted another round as coach.
“I know he’s a competitor,” said Tibow. Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. “That competitive side, right, it’s a balance. I think his competitive side would probably say, ‘Let’s see what I can do here, let’s see what I can do here.'”
Thibault also said that the Mayer family will play an important role in his coaching future as it has “always been a well-balanced business”. Regardless of Meyer’s feelings, he left a stinging taste in many people’s mouths after his passing in Jacksonville.
Mayer won two National Championships as a coach in Florida with Tibow and won another in Ohio State. He eventually decided to join the NFL ranks in 2022 but things didn’t go well.
Mayer reportedly created a toxic environment in Jacksonville where it was common for him to belittle his players and assistant coaches. He regularly threatened coaches and players that he would shoot or cut them, and was also reported to have been unaware of some of the biggest names in the NFL such as Aaron Donald and Debo Samuel.
Among the first public issues that arose for him during the season was a widespread video of Meyer dancing in a bar with a woman who wasn’t his wife in Ohio after a fourth-week loss to the Bengals. He coached the Jaguars to the 2-11 record before being fired in December shortly after appearing to kick Jacksonville’s Josh Lambeau.
He has since returned to Fox as a college football analyst.
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