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Breaking: Urban Meyer finalizing deal to become Jacksonville Jaguars new head coach

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Ryan Zuke

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Urban Meyer is reportedly returning to the coaching ranks, this time at the NFL level.

According to multiple reports, the former Ohio State head coach is closing in on a deal to become the next head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The 56-year-old has spent the past two years as a college football analyst with Fox Sports and was last on the sideline in 2018 with the Buckeyes. Meyer retired from coaching following the 2018 season because of health reasons.

Earlier that year, he was placed on administrative leave and was suspended the first three games of the 2018 season after the school investigated his handling of allegations of domestic abuse involving his former assistant coach, Zach Smith.

Meyer has had on-the-field success everywhere he has been during his 17-year head coaching career. He compiled a career 187-32 record at the college level with stints at Bowling Green (2001-02), Utah (2003-04), Florida (2005-10) and Ohio State (2012-18). He won national titles in 2006, 2008 and 2014.

With the Buckeyes, he finished with an 83-9 record and never lost to Michigan. Meyer has never coached in the NFL.

The Jaguars are coming off its worst season in franchise history with a 1-15 record.

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