The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing in a new head strength and conditioning coach. As head coach Urban Meyer continues to fill out his staff, he will add Anthony Schlegel to lead the strength and conditioning program. Letterman Row reported the news this morning, and Schlegel confirmed on the radio on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, Ohio. Schlegel co-hosts the “Morning Juice” show with Brandon Beam and Bobby Carpenter (another former Ohio State linebacker).
Jacksonville is about to be All Gas, No Brakes.— Lettermen Row (@LettermenRow) January 18, 2021
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Schlegel worked with Meyer at Ohio State as assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Buckeyes. He was originally hired in 2011, and left Ohio State in 2015. Schlegel played linebacker at OSU under head coach Jim Tressel from 2003 through the 2005 season, after transferring from Air Force Academy. He recorded 82 tackles, seven tackles for loss, two sacks and a pass defended as a senior, according to Sports Reference.
The opportunity in Jacksonville was too great for Schlegel to pass up.
“You have the opportunity to work for someone you believe in and trust and understand their culture and what they want in an organization with Coach Meyer,” Schlegel said. “All gas, no brakes, let’s go.”
Schlegel also played two seasons in the NFL. After being drafted in the third round (No. 76) overall in 2006, he played one season with the New York Jets and then one season with the Cincinnati Bengals. He also played for the Florida Tuskers in the United Football League.