Meyer, who lost his job with the Jaguars after a 2-11 start to the 2021 season, recently appeared on OutKick’s Don’t @ Me With Dan Dakich (h/t Steve Gardner, USA Today) to talk about his time in Jacksonville.
Worst Professional Experience
The worst professional experience of my life, he stated. “What really got to me, and I almost don’t want to say people accept it, was the fact that even after losing a game, people continued to… Constantly talking to myself would be a problem. It destroys your whole essence.”
He had a 2-11 record as a head coach after a successful collegiate career at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida, and Ohio State. He was one of the best coaches in collegiate football history, with a 187-32 record and three national titles.
In Reality, During His Seven Years With the Buckeyes, he Lost Nine Times.
Not only did Meyer lose with the Jaguars, but he also made news for other reasons.
Former kicker Josh Lambo informed Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times that Meyer kicked him and shouted at him when they were warming up just before Meyer was fired:
On Monday, Meyer stated, “You know when you come out and claim there was a player kicked…. That’s not true.” “Actually, the opposite is true. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t tap him with my foot. Is it your intention to kick someone? Surely you can do better than that. It’s been 37 years since I first started doing this. Is it acceptable to kick a player? My other players approached me and said, “We watched the whole thing,” which caught my attention because I had almost completely forgotten about it.”
An online video showed a lady who was not Meyer’s wife dancing on him at a pub quickly went viral, propelling Meyer into the spotlight before the alleged kicking event had happened. This occurred after he failed to return to Ohio with the team after a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals and instead remained there.
According to the report, he “challenged each coach individually to explain when they’ve ever won and forced them to defend their résumé” and “gave a cutting message that he’s a winner and his assistant coaches are losers.”
Meyer’s tenure with the Jaguars was a complete and utter failure on and off the field.