Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/11/14
The Jacksonville Jaguars fired general manager Gene Smith the day after the team completed a 2-14 season. "I met with Gene Smith this morning to inform him of my decision to go in a new direction and thank him for his dedication to the Jaguars since the inception of the franchise," Jaguars owner Shad Khan said in a statement. "I am personally appreciative for his efforts during my first season of ownership in the NFL. Gene is a good man with a long career ahead of him in football, and I know this season was as difficult for him as anyone with our organization. I sincerely wish Gene and his family the very best, today and always." Smith had two years remaining on his contract. He joined the franchise in 1994 as a college scout and was promoted to director of college scouting in 2000. He became the executive director of college and pro personnel in 2008 before being named general manager in 2009 after the resignation of James "Shack" Harris. The search for a new general manag...
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