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NFL Insider Says Urban Meyer Has 1 Main Difference From College

A closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer calls for a play during the first half in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer probably wasn't expecting to have a controversy this soon into this NFL tenure, but that's what happened with the Chris Doyle debacle.

In the wake of Doyle's hiring and subsequent resignation, there has been a lot of commentary about Meyer having to adjust to the professional level, where every move is going to be scrutinized and put under a microscope. However, one NFL analyst doesn't think that's the major issue the head coach faces.

Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer, an Ohio State alum, thinks that Meyer received more media coverage in his days with the Buckeyes and at the University of Florida. However, back then, he was the sole person making decisions.

Now, Meyer must answer to an owner who is the ultimate final voice in Jacksonville.

This is a fair point from Breer, and there is probably more local media attention at OSU and Florida compared to the Jaguars.

However, the national scrutiny in the NFL is something totally different. Meyer took heavy criticism for things that went on in his program when he was in college, but being in the NFL heightens all of that.

Then, when you factor in having to answer to owner Shad Khan, you can understand why there was no way Meyer's decision to bring in Chris Doyle was going to end well.