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Urban Meyer's Jaguars Tenure Already Off to Rocky Start

Isaiah De Los Santos
Urban Meyer's Jacksonville Jaguars tenure could already be off to a rocky start.
Urban Meyer's Jacksonville Jaguars tenure could already be off to a rocky start. / Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

Urban Meyer is the latest college football legend to make a pivot to the NFL after he agreed to become the new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason. Meyer has already made sweeping changes to create a culture that reflects him, but it may be rubbing some the wrong way.

The early reports out of Jacksonville on Meyer's tenure aren't glowing.

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco claims some Jags players "aren't thrilled" with their new head coach. One chief complaint is the use of a boom mic on the field and one of his assistants relaying constant reminders to "hydrate and hustle and get to the next period."

It sounds like the customs that Meyer was used to in a college football setting aren't gelling with players at the next level. It's certainly concerning that the new coach could already be turning some players off with his style of practice.

The Meyer era was already dealt an early blow after running back and 2021 first-round pick Travis Etienne was announced out for the year due to a Lisfranc injury. And it remains to be seen how No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence will perform in his rookie season.

Meyer has his work cut out for him in his attempt to turn the Jaguars around. This could turn out to be a long year if the Jags' bad luck continues.

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