'Out of touch' NFL coach fired after kick scandal

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Urban Meyer's tumultuous NFL tenure ended aft conscionable 13 games - and 2 victories - erstwhile the Jacksonville Jaguars fired him contiguous due to the fact that of an accumulation of missteps.

Owner Shad Khan made the determination hours after erstwhile Jaguars subordinate Josh Lambo told a Florida paper Meyer kicked him during signifier successful August.

It was the latest achromatic oculus - adding to an already lengthy database of embarrassments - for the three-time nationalist championship-winning assemblage manager who failed miserably to marque the modulation to the NFL.

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Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars reacts astatine TIAA Bank Field. (Getty)

Meyer joins erstwhile Atlanta Falcons manager Bobby Petrino arsenic assemblage coaches whose NFL careers flamed retired successful stunningly swift fashion.

Petrino resigned successful December 2007 to instrumentality implicit astatine Arkansas. He was 3-10 astatine the time.

Meyer went 2-11 successful his partial season, and the Jaguars truly started to unravel connected the violative broadside of the shot pursuing the team's bye week.

Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars connected the sideline astatine TIAA Bank Field. (Getty)

They averaged a measly 9.1 points successful Meyer's last 7 games, which ended with a five-game skid.

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell volition service arsenic Jacksonville's interim caput manager for the last 4 games, opening connected Monday (AEDT) against Houston (2-11).

"After deliberation implicit galore weeks and a thorough investigation of the entirety of Urban's tenure with our team, I americium bitterly disappointed to get astatine the decision that an contiguous alteration is imperative for everyone," Khan said successful a statement.

Urban Meyer and Marvin Jones of the Jacksonville Jaguars hug during warmups. (Getty)

"I informed Urban of the alteration this evening. As I stated successful October, regaining our spot and respect was essential. Regrettably, it did not happen."

Meyer's biggest issues came disconnected the field, wherever helium tried to grip a nonrecreational squad similar helium was connected a assemblage campus.

He splashed slogans and catchphrases astir the facility, instilled gimmicks successful signifier and repeated his misguided content that coaches manager for players and players play for coaches.

Trevor Lawrence and Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars chat anterior to the crippled against the Tennessee Titans. (Getty)

He brought successful motivational speakers and kept blaming assistants for the team's mounting losses alternatively of the grown men really connected the field.

One of Meyer's astir damning decisions came pursuing a Thursday nighttime crippled astatine Cincinnati successful precocious September.

He chose to enactment down with household alternatively of flying location with his squad and past got caught connected video the pursuing nighttime behaving inappropriately with a pistillate astatine a barroom successful Columbus, Ohio.

Bailing connected his players showed conscionable however retired of interaction Meyer was with NFL norms.

And it was conscionable 1 of galore head-scratching choices for the 57-year-old manager who recovered occurrence astatine each assemblage stop: Bowling Green (2001-02), Utah (2003-04), Florida (2005-10) and Ohio State (2012-18).

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