Jacksonville Jaguars head coach defends hire of controversial coach
Doyle, who was on staff at the University of Iowa from 1999-2019, was placed on administrative leave by the school in June, when several former Iowa players accused him of racism. After some time, the university and Doyle agreed to participate.
However, Meyer, who was hired by the Florida-based team in January when the team fired Doug Marrone, defended the rent, saying that his relationship with Doyle went back 20 years.
“I have advised everyone on our staff, and as I said, this relationship goes on close to 20 years and lots of tough questions are asked, lots of vetting involved with all our staff. We did a very good work done.”
Meyer previously coached in the college ranks at the University of Utah, the University of Florida, and most recently Ohio State.
Other work that Meyer has done on his first NFL staff includes former Detroit Lions interim head coach Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator and Joe Colon as defensive coordinator.