Urban Meyer earned his first ever win as a professional NFL head coach on Sunday in a thrilling back-and-forth battle with the Miami Dolphins.
Ultimately, kicker Matthew Wright came up huge for the Jaguars when it mattered most — hitting a game-winning 53-yard field goal as time expired.
Not only did the Jaguars emerge with their first win of the season as a result of that kick, but they also snapped a 20-game losing streak — the second-longest streak in the Super Bowl era.
While Meyer was no doubt thrilled to finally get the winless monkey off his back and come away with a victory, nobody was happier than his family at home.
The video speaks for itself:
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Why is this notable? Because just a few weeks ago, Meyer found himself engulfed in a pretty brutal scandal.
Essentially the Jags coach was filmed in a bar, getting very touchy-feely with a blonde that was not his wife. Making matters worse was the fact that alternate angle footage of the incident showed him really shoving his hand somewhere it shouldn’t have been.
Because of everything that had transpired recently, many wondered where Meyer’s relationship with his family currently stood.
The real reason Coach O is being forced out of LSU. https://t.co/cuFHeeDqp4
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 17, 2021
Based on the celebratory video, however – it’s clear everything is fine.
Big picture, it will be interesting to see where Meyer goes from here. There has been a lot of chatter about how Jaguars players had lost faith in him and how ownership was turning on him. If he can string together some solid winds, though – it wouldn’t be all that shocking to see that perception change in a hurry.