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Urban Meyer Doesn't Want to Follow in Nick Saban's Footsteps as Coach

Larry Rupp
Urban Meyer recently spoke on his goals as a coach and not wanting to go back to college like Nick Saban did.
Urban Meyer recently spoke on his goals as a coach and not wanting to go back to college like Nick Saban did. / Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

It was a bit of a surprise to see the Jacksonville Jaguars hire Urban Meyer to be the team's next head coach earlier this offseason, but he seems motivated and ready to be a leader. In a recent interview with NBC Sports, Meyer spoke on his upcoming goals and how he does not want to return to college football in the future.

This is always a topic brought up to new head coaches ever since Nick Saban notably decided to do so after two seasons coaching the Miami Dolphins. Saban has since been at Alabama for 14 seasons and won 6 National Championships.

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Meyer went on to explain that he is fully committed to the NFL. However, it will definitely take some time for him to adjust to coaching at the next level. He put together two undefeated seasons and six one-loss seasons coaching the Florida Gators and Ohio State Buckeyes in the NCAA football scene.

He stated that he knows he won't win nearly as often in the NFL, but that he is not going to quit and is determined to last longer than a few seasons in the league.

"I hate losing. We all do. But the reality is that you’re gonna lose. Hopefully you win more than you lose. But that’s something that’s gonna be new to me."

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Simply put, it seems obvious that Meyer wants to turn things around for a Jaguars team that has reached the postseason just once in the last decade. We'll see if he has what it takes when the next NFL season kicks off in August.

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