Urban Meyer fired by Jaguars in midnight move after less than one season on job

After dealing with multiple controversies, the Jacksonville Jaguars have finally had enough of Urban Meyer, who was fired by the team in a move that was announced after midnight on Thursday morning. 

The firing ends a tumultuous run for Meyer, who was mired in several controversies during his short time in Jacksonville. The move by the team comes less than 12 hours after former Jags kicker Josh Lambo made an accusation that Meyer once kicked him during a team practice. 

“I’m in a lunge position. Left leg forward, right leg back,” Lambo told The Tampa Bay Times. “While I’m in that stretch position, [Meyer] comes up to me and says, ‘Hey Dips–t, make your f–king kicks!’ And kicks me in the leg.”

After being kicked, Lambo said that he responded by telling Meyer “Don’t you ever f—ing kick me again” and Meyer responded to that by telling his former kicker, “I’m the head ball coach. I’ll kick you whenever the f— I want.”

When it comes to his time in Jacksonville, that incident seemed to be the last straw for Jaguars owner Shad Khan. As recently as Monday, Khan insinuated that Meyer would likely make it through the season, but he clearly changed his mind on that issue at some point over the past 48 hours. 

In a statement, Khan said that he dumped Meyer because he felt that an immediate change was necessary. 

“After deliberation over many weeks and a thorough analysis of the entirety of Urban’s tenure with our team, I am bitterly disappointed to arrive at the conclusion that an immediate change is imperative for everyone,” Khan said. “I informed Urban of the change this evening. As I stated in October, regaining our trust and respect was essential. Regrettably, it did not happen.”

As Khan noted, Meyer was already on thin ice due to his actions in October. After a Thursday night game in Cincinnati, Meyer decided to stay in Ohio instead of flying back to Florida with the…

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