Former Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer accepts NFL job

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer walks on the field before...
FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer walks on the field before the team's NCAA college football game against Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Ohio State trustees are set to discuss the future of football coach Urban Meyer. The 20-member board plans to meet in private on Wednesday morning, Aug. 22, 2018, in Columbus to decide whether Meyer should be punished for his handling of domestic-abuse allegations against a former assistant coach. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)(AP)
Updated: Jan. 14, 2021 at 7:04 PM EST
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Urban Meyer is coming out of retirement and heading to the NFL, according to a tweet from his new team, the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Meyer, who retired following Ohio State’s 2018 season, has been named the new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced on Twitter.

From 2012 through 2018, Meyer led the Buckeyes to an 83-9 record including the 2014 National Championship. On Dec. 4, 2018, Meyer announced he would retire from coaching following Ohio’s State’s Rose Bowl game due to health reasons.

The Toledo, Ohio native now heads back to the state of Florida where he coached a pair of National Champion Gators teams.

The Jaguars own the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and barring something unforeseen, it is believed Jacksonville will select Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

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