Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence discusses Urban Meyer’s coaching style and personality

Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach Urban Meyer talks to Trevor Lawrence #16 during Jacksonville Jaguars training camp at TIAA Bank Field on May 15, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah –Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence broke the coaching style of former Utah Utes and freshman NFL head coach Urban Meyer.

Lawrence recently discussed Meyer’s training with KSLSports.com’s Kyle Ireland.

The Jaguars hired Meyer as the team’s head coach in January.

On April 29, Jacksonville selected Lawrence with the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

“I just saw more of his personality and who he is just as I’m more around him,” Lawrence told KSLSports.com. “Obviously, I only had a few phone conversations before being here. So being able to be around him more and get an idea of ​​how he communicates with his staff and with us as a team, and all of his players. And it is very intense.

The former Clemson star said Meyer had already set “super clear” expectations for the Jaguars.

“The expectations are super clear and I think that’s always really important when you’re talking about a leader or a great coach,” Lawrence continued. “Communication needs to be precise and everyone needs to be on the same page. And he knows how to do that. He has everyone online. And we all know what is expected of us. So there is no excuse, if we do what we are supposed to do.

Lawrence added that Meyer has a “good balance” coaching style and is able to hold a “normal conversation” with his players.

“But I also saw the side of him that can have a normal conversation with you,” Lawrence said. “He knows how to be friendly and communicate with his players. And it’s not just all ball all the time. I think he has a good balance, but he is certainly focused, motivated and wants to win.

Meyer and Lawrence will begin their first NFL seasons when the Jaguars play the Houston Texans on September 12.

Kyle Ireland is a local NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).