Urban Meyer is in the midst of his first NFL training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars and so far the offseason has gone according to plan. The former college head coach surrounded himself with a staff that has vast experience at the professional level and has started to rebuild a roster desperately in need of an overhaul.
Questions about Meyer’s fit in the NFL continue to linger around the Jags with just over a month to go until the start of the regular season, but the first-year head coach seems to be focused on recruiting more voices to help out.
On Monday, Meyer hosted Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin in Jacksonville where he spoke to the team. The Jaguars head coach posted about the visit on social media.
“Want to thank @michaelirvin88 for coming by today to talk to the @jaguars about ownership and accountability. Was an honor to hear a 3 time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Famer!” Meyer wrote on Instagram.
Meyer’s willingness to seek out those who do have extensive experience at the professional level is admirable. The former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver played for 12 seasons in the NFL and could likely provide some valuable advice to the Jaguars young roster, so bringing him in to the team’s facility is a savvy move by the head coach.
Reports out of Jacksonville have been positive so far during Meyer’s first camp, which bodes well for the start of the regular season. The Jaguars aren’t expected to compete for a division title in year one, but many will expect the organization to at least show improvement from last season’s 1-15 record.
Meyer still has plenty of time to get everything into place before he makes his NFL head coaching debut. The Jaguars will open up the 2021 regular season on Sunday, Sept. 12 against the Houston Texans.