Three-time college football national title-winning coach Urban Meyer lasted just one season as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Following a series of off-field incidents and a controversial presence within the locker room, the Jaguars decided it was the right decision to move on. Now, a few months later, team owner Shad Khan is finally telling his side of the story.
“When you lose the respect, the trust and an issue of truthfulness, how can you work with someone like that?” Jaguars owner Shad Khan told Jarrett Bell of USA Today. “It’s not possible.”
Khan made it clear that he lost respect for Meyer over the course of the season. That was the determining factor in whether or not he'd remain the head coach - not wins and losses.
"It was not about wins and losses,” Khan said. “I think when you know someone is not truthful, how can you be around someone, OK? We had Doug Marrone here four years. We had Gus Bradley here four years. I have nothing but the utmost respect and friendship with them. That’s why they got the time, because it wasn’t a matter about respect or truth. It was a matter of wins and losses over four years. This is much bigger than that."
Meyer won't be back on the sidelines next season, but is reportedly close to signing back with FOX Sports as a studio analyst.