Urban Meyer has finally been fired by the Jacksonville Jaguars after a George Costanza-like run of incompetence that could only be explained as being a man who was actively trying to get canned.
Meyer’s Jaguars were 2-11 and showing little sign of improvement after getting shutout by the Titans in Week 14, and while the on-field performance was bad enough, that was not even the focal point of most stories about the Jaguars, as seemingly every week a new off-field issue involving Meyer popped up. There was him getting danced on by a woman who wasn’t his wife at his own restaurant in Ohio earlier this year, followed by reports of him calling assistant coaches losers and getting in arguments with players. Finally, the last straw seemed to be the allegation from former kicker Josh Lambo that Meyer kicked him during a practice, while calling him “dipsh*t.”
As soon as the Meyer news hit (after midnight on the East Coast on Wednesday night/Thursday morning), Twitter was set ablaze with jokes as the Jaguars had finally done the obvious in firing Meyer, but in an added hilarious manner by doing so in the middle of the night. While there are always some jokes that fly in a situation like this, rarely is there such a loathsome character that is almost universally disliked like Meyer to draw schadenfreude from all corners of the football world.
Urban hit the trifecta pic.twitter.com/siPpyphzqD
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) December 16, 2021
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) December 16, 2021
All earned. Nothing given.
— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) December 16, 2021
Jags fired Urban Meyer at midnight dog, bro sleeping with his alarm on for no reason.
— Ahmed/Are You A Sicko (@big_business_) December 16, 2021
Dude got fired during Home Improvement
— Kofie (@Kofie) December 16, 2021
late night news dump of Urban Meyer getting fired?pic.twitter.com/KTu8SSEvRR
— Mark (@tole_cover) December 16, 2021
“it’s late. time to log off and get some sleep”
— Hector Diaz (@iamHectorDiaz) December 16, 2021
— Collin Wilson (@_Collin1) December 16, 2021
Couldn’t be happier for Trevor Lawrence and James Robinson tonight pic.twitter.com/r6qceaxXHF
— Max Olson (@max_olson) December 16, 2021
Live look at the Jags locker room: pic.twitter.com/SAqn3fFMAs
— Zach Soskin (@ZSoskin) December 16, 2021