Urban Meyer says there’s ‘no chance’ he leaves Jaguars for USC

By Tyler Nettuno

On Monday, one of the best college football jobs in the country opened up when Southern California University finally ended the tenure of long-embattled coach Clay Helton. With one of the premier jobs in college football open, the rumor mill has been spinning for Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer, who hasn’t exactly been known for sticking around for the long haul in the past.

After the Jags’ Week 1 loss to Houston, social media erupted with (half-serious) speculation that Meyer would be a candidate at USC. Certainly, the Trojans would look at the three-time national champion if he expressed interest.

But on Wednesday, Meyer shot down those rumors rather abruptly.

“No chance. I’m here committed to try to build an organization,” he said via NFL.com.

Meyer retired from both Florida and Ohio State on his own terms before deciding to return from coaching both times, and with the Jaguars appearing to be in for a rough season, some thought Meyer could bolt for greener pastures once more.

But according to the coach, that’s not happening, and he’s focused on the Jaguars’ Week 2 matchup against Denver at home.


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