Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/29/11

JACKSONVILLE, FL - 2009: Wayne Weaver of the Jacksonville Jaguars poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by NFL Photos)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Jaguars are headed in a completely new direction. And Los Angeles doesn't appear to be the destination. Team owner Wayne Weaver fired longtime coach Jack Del Rio on Tuesday after a 3-8 start and agreed to sell the Jaguars to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan. Weaver named defensive coordinator Mel Tucker the interim coach and gave general manager Gene Smith a three-year contract extension, putting him in charge of the coaching search. The moves marked the most significant changes for the small-market franchise since its inception in 1993. "It's the right thing at the right time and for the right reasons," Weaver said. Forbes reported the sale to be worth 760 million. The 77-year-old Weaver had been looking for an "exit strategy" for years, wanting to find someone to buy the team and keep it in Jacksonville. He had tears in his eyes several times as he announced his impending departure. Khan, 59, believes he is the right choice. "Wayne's l...
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