Following a tumultuous tenure and a 2-11 record with the team, the Jacksonville Jaguars fired head coach Urban Meyer on Thursday.

Meyer’s 11 months in Jacksonville were filled with wild headlines and storylines involving the former college football stalwart, each one seemingly more bizarre and unbelievable than the last.

Here’s the full timeline of Meyer’s mishaps in Jacksonville.

Jan. 14 – Jaguars hire Meyer as head coach.

A day that will live in infamy. Meyer declared that culture would be an emphasis of his during his time with the team.

“The minute the guru or the person that’s an exceptional coach or exceptional strategy person that doesn’t put emphasis on culture or leadership, talent acquisition, they usually fail because that strategy is a big part of who you have obviously doing it,” Meyer said.

Feb. 13 – Jaguars fire controversial strength coach Chris Doyle.

Shortly after hiring Chris Doyle, a strength coach riddled with controversy from his time in college football at Iowa, Meyer and the Jaguars fired him amidst backlash.

Doyle saw accusations of blatant racism while at Iowa, and the NFL’s Fritz Pollard Alliance characterized his time there as “a tenure riddled with poor judgment and mistreatment of Black players.”

May 20 – Jaguars sign Tim Tebow as a tight end.

This one came straight out of a weird, football fanfiction movie.

Signing Tebow to play tight end was universally ridiculed, and the 34-year-old former quarterback quickly proved in the preseason that he was woefully unprepared for the position switch.

At least they sold a lot of jerseys.

July 1 – Jaguars fined for violating NFL practice contact rules.

Along with the Cowboys and the 49ers, the NFL fined the Jaguars following organized team activities for violating regulations regarding contact allowed in practices.

The ramifications for that violation will continue for Jacksonville’s next head coach, as the NFL also revoked two 2022 OTA practices from the Jaguars.

Aug. 4 – Meyer begins declaring “winners” and “losers” of practice drills.

Meyer reportedly implemented a bizarre practice strategy whereby “winners” and “losers” of individual drills were announced by name over a loudspeaker for all to hear.

Nothing gets guys fired up like being called a loser! (more on that to come)

Around Aug. 24 – Meyer “embarrassed” by preseason losses

After starting the preseason 0-2, which is completely meaningless, Meyer reportedly became impatient and let his ire out on his assistant coaches.

After opening the preseason with consecutive losses, for instance, sources say Meyer informed assistants that he was sick of being embarrassed and if the team didn’t start winning immediately, some of them wouldn’t be around for a second year,” NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero wrote.

Oct. 3 – Meyer stays in Ohio following TNF loss, restaurant videos go viral.

The motherload.

After Jacksonville lost a close Thursday Night Football game in Cincinnati, Meyer both bypassed flying back with his team and became the chief subject of internet memes thanks to his behavior with some young ladies at his Ohio restaurant.

Dec. 8 – Meyer bizarrely benches RB James Robinson.

As a rookie for the Jaguars in 2020, Robinson was a productive player who showed lots of promise.

For whatever reason, though, Meyer never seemed to care for Robinson. He drafted a running back in the first round (Travis Ettienne) to presumably replace Robinson and, recently, inexplicably benched Robinson in favor of slow RB Carlos Hyde.

The decision made zero sense, and QB Trevor Lawrence spoke up.

“Bottom line is James is one of our best players and he’s got to be on the field and we addressed it, and I feel like we’re in a good spot and the whole team, we’re good,” Lawrence said. “Whatever may have happened, I honestly don’t even know everything that went into it.”

Dec. 11 – NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero releases damning report.

Pelissero’s report spelled the beginning of the end for Meyer. Among the highlights…

  • Meyer called his assistant coaches “losers,” himself a “winner,” and demanded the assistants defend their resumes to him
  • Meyer had a feud with veteran WR Marvin Jones
  • Meyer’s aforementioned preseason freakout

Dec. 12 – Meyer’s final game, a 20-0 loss to Tennessee.

The Titans scored a touchdown on their opening possession and threw the car into cruise control for the rest of the game. It wasn’t close. Jacksonville barely had a pulse.

Dec. 13 – Meyer reveals doesn’t know how much Andre Cisco is playing.

Asked by a reporter about the progress of rookie safety Andre Cisco, Meyer said, “[he] is playing a little bit more.”

The problem? Cisco didn’t play a single defensive snap in the Jaguars’ shutout loss to Tennessee.

Dec. 15 – Tampa Bay Times reports Meyer kicked K Josh Lambo.

The proverbial nail in the coffin, though the Jaguars reportedly already knew about it before the report.

Lambo told the Tampa Bay Times that Meyer verbally abused him and physically kicked him during warmups ahead of a preseason game.

Dec. 16 – Jaguars fire Meyer.

The end of a short, eventful era.

Cover image: George Walker IV/The Tennessean