Times are changing in the AFC South.
Urban Meyer is the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. And suddenly Indianapolis Colts fans will be watching him on the opposing sideline twice a year; More than likely with Trevor Lawrence as his protege.
It’s going to take some getting used to.
Colts fans are certainly familiar with seeing Meyer coach inside Lucas Oil Stadium, but that’s usually because of the Big Ten Championship. Seeing him wear black and teal as opposed to scarlet red and silver will be weird.
On The Fan Morning Show Friday, the NFL Network’s Marc Ross stopped by to chat with Jeff Rickard, Big Joe, and Kevin Bowen. Marc told the guys that Jacksonville definitely made a big splash and it may not be long until they can contend.
“It’s proven that the track record of coaches going from college to the NFL is not great when you look at first time guys,” Ross said. “It’s really the great unknown. He’s done outstanding things at all of his stops. But he’s stepping into a situation where they have tons of cap space, money, and picks, so he’ll have everything he needs to succeed.”
The big question with Meyer is what happens if Jacksonville gets off to a poor start? We’re talking about a guy who lost only 32 games in a NCAA coaching career that spanned for the better part of two decades.
As we know in the NFL too, there are no cupcake games. There are more talented teams than others; But this won’t be like an Ohio State vs FBS buy game.
When Meyer has to game plan for DeForest Buckner coming at Lawrence all Sunday long, we’re going to learn a lot about just how successful this experiment may be.
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