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Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer speaks out on Notre Dame job amid rumors

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Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer has been considered by the media as one of the potential replacements for Brian Kelly at Notre Dame.

During a press call, Meyer addressed the rumors, according to Associated Press reporter Greg Beacham.

The college football world has been sent shock waves over the last two days. Former Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley left the school for a job at USC Monday. Then, Kelly announced he was leaving Notre Dame for LSU later in the day.

This prompted many to wonder who would take the job at Notre Dame. It is still considered one of the elite programs in college football. That’s where Meyer fits in. He was quoted previously stating that he thought coaching Notre Dame was his “Dream Job,” and talked about how the school had also courted him back in 2005 prior to taking the job at Florida.

Clearly, Meyer has moved on from that dream. He emphatically pointed out that he is not a candidate. Sources close to Meyer have said the he does not miss the difficulties of recruiting. He also does not wish to re-enter the college level at this point in his career.

Urban Meyer won three National Championships as a head coach, winning back to back titles at Florida before winning another at Ohio State.

Meyer is in his first year coaching in the NFL, leading the Jaguars to a 2-9 record. No one expected immediate success given the lack of talent on the roster. It would have been very surprising had he decided to jump ship this early.