When Urban Meyer was announced as the next head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the concern was how he would translate from college football to the NFL level. In short, if you’re having doubts, Urban Meyer is an exceptional head coach and leader. But not everyone does well in the NFL and that’s okay. It’s a tough league that is constantly evolving. Here are two reasons Meyer will face success in the NFL:
Urban Meyer is ready to lead the Jaguars
1. He’s a program-builder
You’ve probably heard this over and over but Urban Meyer is a proven program-builder. He has been throughout his entire 20-year coaching career, especially during his time at Florida and Ohio State, respectively. He knows how to build a good supporting cast from making the right hires to landing five-star recruits.
Meyer may not have experience scouting college players or pro personnel, but he knows how to spot talent and develop players into All-Pro talent. The biggest thing is— Meyer knows who to build a championship roster.
As one of the most accomplished college football head coaches of all-time, Meyer saw an overall record of 187 wins and 32 losses.
2. He can easily adapt
Urban Meyer is an adapter; which is why he has the best chance to succeed during his transition to the NFL. During his collegiate coaching career, Meyer was known for implementing a spread offense, which ultimately gave him the opportunity to adjust when he needed to. More specifically, Meyer was used to coaching mobile quarterbacks until Dwayne Haskins earned the starting role, which he then successfully adjusted Ohio State’s offense to complement a pocket passer.
Fans should have trust in Meyer, who is very qualified to study the strengths and weaknesses of the Jaguars roster and decide what the best scheme to go with is.
Jaguars to face a culture-change thanks to Urban Meyer
Urban Meyer is a culture-changer and that’s exactly what he has come to Jacksonville to do. In order to be successful, and I’m not just talking about wins, Meyer has to learn patience. The NFL is a different game than college football. Four to five losses in college football can mean a disaster, while in the NFL it can mean success.