Found December 02, 2011 on CJ Sports NFL Talk:
Following a complete upheaval (that’s still ongoing), the Jaguars are in the process of finding a new head coach to replace Jack Del Rio, who was fired on Tuesday. While the list varies across the NFL coaching spectrum, one of Wayne Weaver‘s last acts as owner — before selling the team to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan — will be to conduct an “extensive search” to find Del Rio’s successor, NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports. One of the more experienced candidates speculated to be in the running for the gig was NFL Network’s own Brian Billick, former coach of the Ravens from 1999 through 2008. It makes sense, after all. Billick is a championship coach with a distinguished pedigree, one that could potentially turn around the Jags’ franchise after many years of ineptitude. Seems like a perfect fit, right? It would be, except for one minor detail: he’s already withdrew his hat from the ring. Appearing on NFL Network, Billick threw cold water on the idea of him roaming the sid...

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Jaguars fire WR coach Cox

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Jacksonville Jaguars (3-8) vs. San Diego Chargers (4-7)

The Jaguars lost 20-13 at home last weekend and it cost Jack Del Rio his gig as the head coach.  Former defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will be making his head coaching debut on the big stage of Monday Night Football.  The Chargers have lost six games in a row as they appear to have quit on head coach Norv Turner.  Here is a look at the matchups in this game: When the Jaguars...

Jags continue to shake up coaching staff

A day after head coach Jack Del Rio, who ran the team since 2003, was relieved of his duties, another member of the coaching staff has joined him as a former employee of the team. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that receivers coach Johnny Cox has gotten the heave-ho.  Also, quarterbacks coach Mike Sheppard has…

Unlike fired Jack Del Rio, Lovie Smith always backs up his team

When reporters asked former Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio about his team’s questionable play-calling after a 14-10 loss Nov. 20 to the Browns, he deflected the blame toward his offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter. ‘‘Our offensive coordinator calls the plays; I can’t speak to his thinking,’...

We Have The Perfect Antidote To The Del Rio Era

By now, you're probably aware that Jack Del Rio was fired as head coach of the Jaguars. And just like that, we have our first official firing of the 2011 NFL season. Always good to get that first firing out of the way. I feel like it helps break the ice and lets other teams get on with the delightful business of putting bad head coaches out of work just before Christmas. I...

Brain Billick Says He's Too Old And Expensive For The Jacksonville Jaguars

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Jaguars open to Mel Tucker as head coach beyond this season

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