Urban Meyer makes his thoughts on Notre Dame job perfectly clear

Urban Meyer, Jacksonville Jaguars. (Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports)
Urban Meyer, Jacksonville Jaguars. (Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports) /

Urban Meyer is more interested in rebuilding the Jacksonville Jaguars than coaching at Notre Dame.

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer reportedly has no interest in taking over at Notre Dame.

The three-time national championship-winning head coach served as an assistant under Lou Holtz from 1996-2000 before getting the Bowling Green head coach job.

When the Notre Dame gig opened up in the mid-2000s, Meyer opted to leave the Utah Utes to take over the Florida Gators instead of going back to South Bend. Now in his first year of a massive rebuilding project in Jacksonville, Meyer has made it known he is not interested in returning to college.

Urban Meyer kills Notre Dame rumors, plans to stay with Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville fell to 2-9 last week, making this Meyer’s first losing season as a head football coach.
Meyer last coached at the college level for the 2018 Ohio State Buckeyes. Medical concerns forced him into an early retirement for the second time.

He went on to work for FOX on Big Noon Kickoff, but he felt the Jaguars job was too good to pass up. It has been a long and frustrating year for him with the Jaguars, but he does have an NFL franchise cornerstone at quarterback in Trevor Lawrence.

Could Meyer return to the college sidelines some day? It sounds like that chapter of his career is closed, and the constant recruiting and dealing with NIL is not something he’s interested in.

Though Meyer would likely do well at Notre Dame, he will not replace Brian Kelly.

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