Reports: Urban Meyer will meet with Jaguars

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Former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer will meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday about their open head coaching position, according to multiple reports.

“No deal is imminent and the team has at least one other interview scheduled,” Tom Pelissero, of the NFL Network reported. “But an important step in the process.”

The Jaguars have the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. They fired coach Doug Marrone on Monday. He was 23-43 in four seasons.

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Meyer, who last coached the Buckeyes in the 2018 season and has since worked as an analyst for FOX and as an assistant athletics director at Ohio State, was contacted by two NFL teams earlier this month, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

In 17 years as a head coach at the college level, Meyer was 187-32. He won two national championships with the Florida Gators and one with Ohio State.

Meyer, 56, announced he would step down at Ohio State in December 2018 and was replaced by Ryan Day. Meyer coached his last game against Washington in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2019.