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Urban Meyer responds to criticism after hiring former Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle

Earlier today, Urban Meyer and the Jaguars announced their full staff, and it didn't take long for criticism of one controversial addition to the staff to pop up.

Chris Doyle, the former strength coach at Iowa that was embroiled in a controversy after allegations of bullying and insensitive remarks during his time as Kirk Ferentz's right hand guy with the Hawkeyes, was announced as the Jaguars new director of sports performance.

Iowa placed Doyle on administrative leave back in June while an investigation into the allegations took place, and the Hawkeyes eventually decided to part ways with the longtime strength coach about a week later.

Urban has been in the business more than long enough to know that the addition of Doyle was sure to draw some criticism that he would have to answer for, and that moment came today in a call with reporters.

"I've known Chris for about 20 years, and our relationship goes back to when he was the #1 strength coach when he was doing sports performance before sports performance became a high priority in college sports. So I've known him. I've studied him. We've had a relationship. I vetted him thoroughly, along with our general manager and feel great about the hire and his expertise."

Asked if he had any reservations about bringing Doyle on board, Urban responded, "I vet everyone on our staff, and our relationship goes back close to 20 years, so there were a lot of hard questions asked, and a lot of vetting involved with all of our staff."

"But we did a very good job vetting that one."

Meyer went on to note that he's "very confident" there will be no issues moving forward.

Hear Urban's full comments in the clip.