City Meyer, the previous Ohio State and Florida head trainer who retired in 2018, is in talks to go back to training with the Jacksonville Jaguars, which might be his first N.F.L. activity.
Meyer and the Jaguars are in “complex talks,” however have no longer but finished a deal, an individual with wisdom of the negotiations mentioned Thursday morning. Either side have been constructive a deal may well be reached, mentioned the individual, who spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of no settlement were reached.
Meyer, 56, used to be a spectacularly a success and extremely paid collegiate trainer, profitable nationwide titles with Florida in 2006 and 2008 and Ohio State in 2014. He up to now had a success stints at Bowling Inexperienced and Utah and his total training report is 187-32.
In 2018, Meyer retired from the Ohio State activity, mentioning well being considerations, together with critical stress-related complications.
“I imagine I can no longer trainer once more,” he mentioned on the time.
Meyer were suspended for 3 video games previous that yr after an investigation printed he had secure an established assistant, Zach Smith, with a historical past of home abuse. One trustee of the college mentioned the punishment used to be too lenient.
Meyer defended his movements and moved to some other activity in Ohio State’s athletic division.
The Jaguars received their first recreation of the season in opposition to the Colts, then misplaced the remainder 15 video games at the time table. After the season, they pushed aside head trainer, Doug Marrone, who had taken the staff to the A.F.C. championship recreation in 2017, however used to be 12-36 since.
The Jaguars’ abysmal report will give them the highest select on this yr’s draft, a ramification they’re most probably to make use of on quarterback Trevor Lawrence of Clemson. That might temporarily carry an finish to the beginning activity of Gardner Minshew, the colourful however inconsistently acting starter for lots of the closing two seasons.