The biggest question mark heading into Urban’s Meyer’s first season as an NFL coach has been centered around whether or not his coaching style can translate over from the college game to the pros and according to a recent report, the former Florida and Ohio State coaching legend is already facing some struggles with that challenge.
On Tuesday’s episode of The Da Show, CBS Sports NFL insider Pete Prisco said some players “aren’t thrilled” with Meyer’s college-like coaching techniques:
“He’s got to change a few things. He brought a bunch of college-like things to the program, which I don’t necessarily agree with and I’ve heard some of the players aren’t thrilled with him either, including having a microphone on the field – one of his assistants on the field during practice with a boom mic, telling everybody to hydrate and hustle and get to the next period.”
Meyer was also receiving plenty of outside criticisms for his handling of the Jaguars quarterback situation — a situation that was remedied earlier today when the first-year NFL head coach named Trevor Lawrence as the team’s Week 1 starter.
While Meyer may have some undesirable strategies as an NFL coach, Prisco isn’t ready to give up on him just yet.
“He’s been a good football coach everywhere he’s been, it’s a lot different when you recruit guys to your school and have a bunch of the top players than it is trying to build something. So, it’s going to be a challenge. I’m not giving up on what he can do in his first two games. I don’t think that’s fair to him or the quarterback. But they’re not off to a good start.”
Meyer and the Jags will play the third and final game of their preseason schedule against the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday.