Urban Meyer, the former Ohio State and Florida head coach who retired in 2018, is in talks to return to coaching with the Jacksonville Jaguars, which would be his first N.F.L. job.
Meyer and the Jaguars are in “advanced talks,” but have not yet completed a deal, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday morning. Both sides were optimistic a deal could be reached, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because no agreement had been reached.
Meyer, 56, was a spectacularly successful and highly paid collegiate coach, winning national titles with Florida in 2006 and 2008 and Ohio State in 2014. He previously had successful stints at Bowling Green and Utah and his overall coaching record is 187-32.
In 2018, Meyer retired from the Ohio State job, citing health concerns, including severe stress-related headaches.