Duval County

‘Duuuval,’ Jaguars fans react to hiring of Head Coach Urban Meyer


Urban Meyer put pen to paper on Thursday and became the Head Coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Action News Jax turned to Jaguars fanatics, and brothers, Ryan and Kyle Lybrand, for their take on the hire.

“We’ve had Tom Coughlin, but, not really an exciting coach like this in recent memory,” said Ryan.

“My phone’s blowing up. My friends, my Dad, everybody, we’re screaming in the house,” said Kyle. “…We’ve been seeing the rumors for like two weeks now, and everybody just hopes that it comes true, you know?”

The brothers say they’ve been season ticket holders for 14 years.

Their excitement about Coach Meyer was best summed up when they shouted a chant well known to Jaguars fans.

“Duuuval!” they shouted in unison.

Kyle even showed Action News Jax several of his “Jaguars” themed tattoos.

“I’ve got a Jags theme there, I’ve got the Duval pineapple,” said Kyle.

The Lybrands feel Meyer can take the Jaguars to new heights.

They even shared their predictions on how the Jaguars will perform under Coach Meyer next season.

“Listen, let’s just start 16 and 0, you know? Why not?” said Kyle.

“Maybe not 16 and 0,” said Ryan. “But let’s just, hopefully, win the division, go from there.”

Related Stories:

Excitement growing around Jacksonville Jaguars upcoming season

Urban Meyer named Jacksonville Jaguars’ new head coach