Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer walks off the field after the game Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. The Jaguars hosted the Falcons during a regular season NFL matchup. Atlanta defeated Jacksonville 21-14. Jki 112821 Jags Falcons 52

As soon as it was announced that Brian Kelly would leave Notre Dame to be the next head coach of the LSU Tigers, there was one name that so many college football fans immediately thought of.

Urban Meyer.

The man who mastered college football at Utah, Florida, and Ohio State is now the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. But to say things have not gone smoothly for Urban would be an understatement. He came into the season with a lot of hype, blew it all with a viral video scandal that forced his boss to sternly rebuke him, and has suffered through a miserable season in which his team has lost way more than it’s won.

All the while, people have wondered about whether or not he’d love to be back in college football where he could easily get back to the winning ways that made his reputation. Not to mention, Notre Dame was on the list of “dream jobs” that has come up for Meyer over the years. It’s kinda now or never.

According to ESPN’s Michael DiRocco, that answer appears to be never.

Of course, the last thing anyone is going to do is take Urban Meyer at his word. He already has a reputation for saying one thing and then doing another, which is saying something considering how many of his contemporaries do that regularly, including Lincoln Riley earlier this week.

And if you look around at the reactions to the report, it doesn’t appear that many people in the college football world believe it.

It’s very possible that Meyer really does want to get away from the 24/7 grind of the college football world and try to make a run in the NFL. But football fans have been burned so many times before by coaches saying one thing and doing another. We’ll believe that Meyer is truly committed to the Jaguars when he’s still there come next September. And even then…

[Michael DiRocco]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.