JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Doug Pederson has no interest in being coy. His straightforward approach with the Jacksonville Jaguars has been a welcome respite for players who endured an 11-month fiasco under Urban Meyer.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (3-14)
CAMP SITE: Jacksonville, Florida
LAST YEAR: The Jaguars endured one of the most tumultuous coaching tenures in NFL history, with owner Shad Khan ultimately firing three-time national championship-winning coach Urban Meyer after 13 games and countless missteps — including one that resulted in a lawsuit.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Travis Etienne had several regrets about having to sit out his rookie season. He longed for the camaraderie, the competition and the chance to play in the NFL, his main goal since he was a kid growing up in Jennings, Louisiana.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Marvin Jones had a smile on his face and a pep in his step as the Jacksonville Jaguars went through their first organized team activity Monday.
The veteran receiver may have been more relieved than anyone in the building for a fresh start.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Placekicker Josh Lambo's lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars could uncover more details about former coach Urban Meyer's tumultuous NFL tenure.
Lambo's attorney is seeking a host of records pertaining to Meyer's time with the team, including “any documentation whatsoever of abusive or toxic workplace behavior under Meyer's leadership and any investigations into these allegations.”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL placekicker Josh Lambo has filed a lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars, seeking more than $3.5 million in salary and damages for emotional distress caused by former head coach Urban Meyer.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former teammates and coaches bid farewell to Dwayne Haskins during an emotional memorial service on Friday, a little less than two weeks after the 24-year-old quarterback died after being struck while walking on a South Florida highway.
1. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (3-14)
LAST SEASON: Urban Meyer’s much-ballyhooed leap to the NFL was a debacle, landing the Jaguars the No. 1 pick for the second straight year. The three-time national championship-winning coach at Florida and Ohio State didn’t know league rules, stars on other teams or seemingly how to effectively communicate with or properly lead his own players.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars released veteran running back Carlos Hyde on Friday, parting with one of the players former coach Urban Meyer brought in to help the team acclimate to his methods.
New Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Pederson announced his full staff Thursday, with Press Taylor as offensive coordinator and Mike Caldwell as defensive coordinator.
Heath Farwell will be special teams coordinator, Mike McCoy quarterbacks coach and Jim Bob Cooter passing game coordinator.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Doug Pederson won’t have the power Urban Meyer had with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team and its fans can only hope that's a good thing.
Owner Shad Khan introduced Pederson as the Jaguars' coach on Saturday and said the team has applied to the NFL to hire an executive vice president, a person who would report directly to Khan and oversee Pederson and general manager Trent Baalke.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs hired Joe Cullen, the former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator, to coach their defensive line Friday while moving Brandon Daly from that position group to work with the linebackers.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are hiring Doug Pederson as their head coach, ending a wild and winding search that ended up where it started more than a month ago.
A formal announcement is planned for Friday, according to a person familiar with the search.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Doug Pederson as their head coach Thursday night, ending a wild and winding search that ended up where it started more than a month ago.
Pederson, who led Philadelphia to its lone Super Bowl title, was Jacksonville’s first candidate interviewed when he met with owner Shad Khan and general manager Trent Baalke on Dec.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Shad Khan’s most trusted adviser is a general manager whose last five NFL seasons ended with a coaching change.
It’s a strange decision at best, a significant problem at worst.
Just like the Super Bowl, the draft, and the Jets missing the playoffs, there is another ritual in every NFL season.
The coaching carousel.
It's spinning already with two openings, in Las Vegas and Jacksonville, forced by the departures of two disgraced coaches, Jon Gruden and Urban Meyer.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are getting an earlier-than-usual start on their coaching search.
This time, owner Shad Khan doesn’t have his guy already lined up.
The Jaguars (2-13) will begin setting up and interviewing candidates this week — the NFL now allows teams to start the process during the final two weeks of the regular season — and Khan is expected to cast a wide net in search of his fifth head coach in the past decade.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator and interim head coach Darrell Bevell is giving up play-calling duties for the rest of the season.
Bevell said Monday he will delegate that role to quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for the remaining three games, beginning at the New York Jets (3-11) on Sunday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Shad Khan has tried for a decade to build his floundering franchise into a consistent winner.
The Jacksonville Jaguars owner has gone through four head coaches, three general managers and even brought back two-time Super Bowl winner Tom Coughlin to oversee one regime.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars found another way to lose, this time without Urban Meyer.
The Houston Texans scored 17 points off three glaring special teams miscues in a 30-16 victory against skidding Jacksonville on Sunday, three days after firing Meyer and ending one of the most tumultuous coaching tenures in NFL history.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer was fired for cause and the team does not intend to pay him for the final four years remaining on his contract, a person familiar with the termination told The Associated Press.
The NFL has moved three games because of COVID-19 outbreaks: Las Vegas at Cleveland from Saturday to Monday; and Seattle at the Los Angeles Rams and Washington at Philadelphia from Sunday to Tuesday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are trying to set the record straight about owner Shad Khan's firing of embattled coach Urban Meyer.
A spokesman for Khan told The Associated Press on Friday night that the decision to move on from Meyer was made following Jacksonville's 20-0 loss at Tennessee on Sunday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jihad Ward was hooting, hollering and doing handstands during practice Thursday. He was feeling loose, maybe even relieved, following the firing of coach Urban Meyer.
There’s a dozen good reasons why college coaches rarely make a successful jump to the NFL. Leave it to Urban Meyer to trip over the dumbest one.
After 13 games packed with more missteps than a Master P appearance on “Dancing With the Stars,” Meyer was still treating grown men like kids, still behaving like he was the king on a campus somewhere.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer never fit in the NFL.
His mottos. His methods. Even his moods seemed to go against what's considered normal behavior in a league filled with professionals and grown men.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence has never experienced this much drama in a football season. Not in college. Not in high school. Not as a kid growing up in Cartersville, Georgia.
Jacksonville’s starting quarterback is ready for it to end, too.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Don’t expect Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan to be impulsive when deciding coach Urban Meyer’s fate.
Khan made it clear Monday he values making informed decisions over “just acting helter-skelter on emotion.” He pointed out giving former coaches Gus Bradley and Doug Marrone four years apiece to see what they could build in Jacksonville.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer’s tenure in Jacksonville is nearing a new low, and no one could have thought that was possible 2 1/2 months ago.
The Jaguars (2-11) were shut out for the first time in more than a dozen years Sunday, a 20-0 drubbing at Tennessee that showed just how far the team’s offense has regressed in the past seven weeks.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Urban Meyer and team owner Shad Khan had a one-on-one meeting following Jacksonville’s fifth consecutive loss, a 20-0 shutout at Tennessee on Sunday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer is no longer the micromanager he used to be when he was one of college football’s most successful coaches.
Maybe he will be again. He probably needs to be given how things are going with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10).
Urban Meyer says he will not be Notre Dame's next head coach.
The Jacksonville Jaguars coach flatly squashed any speculation about his immediate future when asked by The Associated Press on Tuesday about the vacancy at Notre Dame created by Brian Kelly's abrupt departure for LSU.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Pitts’ last trip to Jacksonville ended in painful fashion.
The star tight end was knocked out of Florida’s game against rival Georgia on a vicious hit a little more than a year ago.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars ruled out starting cornerback Shaquill Griffin for Sunday’s game against Atlanta.
Griffin is dealing with a concussion.
Coach Urban Meyer also said Friday that running back James Robinson (heel/knee) and rookie cornerback Tyson Campbell (shoulder) are good to go and will start.
ATLANTA (4-6) at JACKSONVILLE (2-8)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox
OPENING LINE: Falcons by 1, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville’s offense has regressed to the point where coach Urban Meyer is fielding questions about potential staff changes with nearly two months left in the season.
The Jaguars (2-8) are averaging 264.5 yards and 10.8 points over their last four games, a stretch of futility that has made rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s development the main topic of conversation inside and outside the facility.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer has a wildly inconsistent team.
It could be talent. It could be inexperience. It could be coaching.
Dan Mullen first came to the Southeastern Conference as the offensive coordinator for Urban Meyer at Florida in 2005, and every day of every year since that point Mullen has felt as if he was coaching for his job.
Purdue (6-3, 4-2 Big Ten, No. 19 CFP) at No. 6 Ohio State (8-1, 6-0, No. 5), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ABC).
Line: Ohio State by 21 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars ended the NFL’s longest losing streak in nearly 45 years by winning in London last month. They topped that with a stunning victory against Super Bowl favorite Buffalo on Sunday that resulted in their first celebration on American soil in 420 days.
Sean Payton receives loud plaudits for guiding his team, with a third-string quarterback, to victory over powerful Tampa Bay.
Mike McCarthy is lambasted for poor clock management.
Matt LaFleur draws praise when his Packers, minus their top two receivers (but still with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback) and defensive coordinator, travel to Arizona and knock off the then-unbeaten Cardinals.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson is questionable for Sunday's game against Buffalo because of a foot injury.
Robinson bruised his right heel in last week's lopsided loss at Seattle.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Buffalo’s previous trip to Jacksonville ended nearly two decades of futility.
The Bills were in the playoffs for the first time since 1999 when they lost to the Jaguars in a wild-card game four years ago.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer has one of the NFL’s slowest teams, nothing even remotely close to the speed advantage he enjoyed during tenures at Ohio State and Florida.
Meyer’s college offenses thrived with guys such as Michael Thomas, Curtis Samuel, Percy Harvin and Jeff Demps.
SEATTLE (AP) — The little bit of momentum and the jolt of excitement that followed the Jacksonville Jaguars home from London quickly disappeared on Sunday. Some of the same mistakes from earlier in the season bubbled up yet again.
Rookie head coaches usually inherit losing teams and are tasked with quickly building a winning culture in the NFL.
If they don’t get it done fast enough, it’s onto the next coach.
There’s no patience in sports, but judging guys before the midpoint of their first season is unfair.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer first started studying Pete Carroll nearly two decades ago.
Meyer was taking over at Utah in 2003 and Carroll was about to lead USC to one of college football’s most dominant stretches, a 34-game winning streak that was later partially vacated because of NCAA violations.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — In a crowded locker room bustling with excitement following Jacksonville’s first victory in nearly 400 days, coach Urban Meyer told his players to take a knee, grab a hand and squeeze tight.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars cut veteran kicker Josh Lambo on Tuesday, two days after unheralded Matt Wright hit two field goals from beyond 50 yards in the final minutes to beat Miami and end the NFL's longest losing streak in 44 years.