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Urban Meyer Reveals Why He Really Made The Jump To NFL
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After years, former Ohio State and Florida head coach Urban Meyer finally made the jump to the NFL and accepted the head coaching job with the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this year. When speaking with Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, he revealed why he finally took the leap...
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“I prayed hard on it,” Meyer, 57, said. “It’s funny you bring Jimmy Johnson into it. He’s been a mentor, a guy that has become a mentor. He wasn’t in my younger days, but the last couple years, I’ve always admired him, and we’ve become friends. And I just felt an emptiness, and I had some opportunities in college. And he made a comment to me, You’ve reached a point where you should just do what you want to do.

“And do I really want to go recruit 24/7 like it became? I’ve done that. I’ve always admired, appreciated and respected the NFL, and then this Shad Khan guy, once I got to know him, I mean, I love the guy. He wants to win so bad. I’ve always loved Jacksonville, Florida. And it’s like this puzzle got put together. I looked at film endlessly, saw some decent players here, and I thought, let’s go take a swing at it. That’s why we did it.”
(The Spun)
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A lot of people talk about how Saban is miserable. This guy is way more miserable than Saban could ever be.
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Money.
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At OSU, it was law that he had to turn in his asst. coaches when they stomped their wife's ass. He is no longer a state employee with those pesky laws. His wife broke that law, as well.
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it's sad that grown people believe and post his bullshitee. $$$$$$$$$$ that's the only reason $$$$$$$$$.
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That is normally the main reason...the all might "Dollar" $$$!
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It’s not crazy to think he was. Tired of the constant recruiting bull shite. Imagine having to constantly talk and persuade and kiss arse to high school dudes.
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But is that really it? The dude was loaded and didnt need to work a day for the rest of his life and he was set. I think it ego a hell of a lot more than money.
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God I hope he gets fired and comes to LSU.
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Coach O is a much better coach.
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@jackie. lol. CUM is 2nd best coach in nation behind only saban.
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Hell no. Can’t stand that snake.
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Old man moves to Florida I've seen it a million times
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He was running out of colleges to fake a heart attack at.
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boom
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Doesn’t have to worry about coaching against Saban.
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