Urban Meyer’s relationship with the Jacksonville Jaguars players has been a discussion point for the entire season.

Before the season started, there were rumors of discontent. Meyer’s viral video incident, which happened when he skipped the flight back to Florida, only seemed to build a bigger rift between the two sides. However, cooler heads have seemingly prevailed, the Jaguars started winning some football games, and while things haven’t always been rosy, there does seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel, even if it doesn’t always look like fun.

“The good version is really good,” Meyer said last week. “The bad version is really bad.”

Meyer is counting on more of the former and less of the latter as the 2-7 Jaguars head into the second half of the season hoping to build on their recent victories.

“There’s a lot of positivity,” coach Urban Meyer said Monday. “We’re not far off. I refuse to believe we’re far off.

“It’s a bunch of street fighters. We have whatever games left, and we’re going to go try to win this one (against San Francisco). The hardest thing is that this one stung because I thought our guys put us in position to win that game.

“There were a lot of encouraging things. Most importantly, the team is growing.”

Meyer’s “street fighters” will get their chance to keep growing when they taker on the 49ers at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.


About Sean Keeley

Sean Keeley is the creator of the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and author of '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 many other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.