Redskins Next Head Coach Bracket: (8) Urban Meyer vs. (9) Dave Toub

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First Round of The Washington Redskins Next Head Coach Tournament

(8) Urban Meyer
Current Position: Head Coach at Ohio State University
Specialty: Offense

  • In 2001, he took over the head coaching position at Bowling Green after they finished 2-9. Meyer spent two years there and finished with a 17-6 record.
  • In 2003, he took the Head Coaching job at Utah. He was named the Mountain West Conference's Coach of the Year in his 1st year with a 10-2 record (the best ever for a 1st year coach at Utah).
  • Meyer's offense is an off-shoot of Bill Walsh's West Coast Offense which relies on short pass routes. Meyer's base offense spreads three WRs out and puts the QB in shotgun. He uses motion into the backfield to add an option element to his offense.
  • In 2004, Meyer lead Utah to an undefeated season and a BCS game (something that hadn't been done by a non-automatic qualifier). Alex Smith's production in Urban Meyer's offense got him drafted #1 overall in 2005
  • In 2006, Meyer's second year at Florida, he lead them to victory in the National Championship game. It was their first BCS bowl birth since 2001.
  • In 2007, Meyer coached Tim Tebow to a Heisman Trophy
  • In 2008, Meyer won his 2nd BCS National Championship game with the Florida Gators.
  • He was the 6th fastest coach to reach 100 wins with a record of 100-18 over the span of 10 years.
  • He won MAC Coach of the Year Award (2001), The Sporting News National Coach of the Year (2003), Home Depot Coach of the Year (2004), Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award (2004), Pro Football Weekly National Coach of the Year (2004), Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year (2004), The Sporting News Coach of the Decade (2009), Sports Illustrated Coach of the Decade (2009)
  • Currently, is the head coach at Ohio State University, with a record of 24-1.

(9) Dave Toub
Current Position: Special Teams Coach for Kansas City Chiefs
Specialty: Special Teams

  • Started his coaching career at the University of Texas-El Paso. His first year was as a graduate assistant and the next two as the Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • He spent the next 9 years as the Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Missouri, where Andy Reid was coaching the offensive line. After those 9 years, he spent 3 years coaching the defensive line.
  • His first NFL job was with the Philadelphia Eagles as a Special Teams/Quality Control Coach in 2001
  • In 2004, Toub was hired as the Chicago Bears Special Teams Coordinator
  • In 2006, Toub's special teams sent Robbie Gould, Devin Hester and Brendon Ayanbadejo to the Pro Bowl
  • In 2007, Toub signed a 3-year extension with the Bears and was voted Special Teams Coach of the Year by his peers.
  • His special teams unit were at the top of the league in 2006 and 2007. For 8 years, the Bears special teams were ranked in the top three.
  • In 2011, Toub interviewed for the Head Coaching job for the Miami Dolphins but ended up signing another extension with the Bears.
  • When Lovie Smith was fired, Toub interviewed for the vacated position but the Bears went with Marc Trestman. Toub chose to reunite with Andy Reid in Kansas City instead of staying with Bears
  • His special teams recently had a field day against the Washington Redskins
Feel free to add any additional information/stories about either candidate in the comments section and it may be added to their bio.
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