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Jack Del Rio
With Jack Del Rio fired as the Jaguars head coach on Tuesday, there have been some early names who have surfaced as candidates including Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. With Gruden’s longtime ties in North Florida — he lived in Orlando for over 13 years and coached the Arena Football and UFL teams there — along with the success of the Bengals offense this season, its not difficult to see his name being mentioned.
When asked though on Wednesday about any future coaching aspirations, Gruden tried to dismiss them.
“It doesn’t even cross my mind really. I haven’t even thought about it, nor will I,” Gruden said. “I’m happy where I am at right now and I have a job to do here. It’s flattering, whoever wrote it. It’s a million-to-one shot.”
If the Bengals would make the playoffs, both Gruden and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer could be in line for interviews for openings throughout the league.
PRACTICE UPDATE: As preparations for Pittsburgh began, there were a lot of names on the W
BEST OF MAXIM
Considering the Jacksonville Jaguars have not finished with a record above .500 since 2007 and are one of the NFL’s worst teams this year, it should come as no surprise that Jack Del Rio was fired this week. The news has been accompanied by plenty of buzz, however, likely because Del Rio has been the [...]
The Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday fired longtime head coach Jack Del Rio, The Florida Times-Union reported.
The Jaguars (3-8) appointed defensive coordinator Mel Tucker as interim coach, the report said.
An announcement was planned for midday Tuesday, ESPN reported.
Del Rio was only the second head coach in the Jaguars' short history, leading the team since 2003 when he...
Well, if you missed all of the news out of Jacksonville today, you either live under a rock, a tree fell on the power lines outside your house, or you're on sabbatical right now. Regardless of why you don't know what everyone else who is even aware of the NFL's existence already knows, here's a recap of what happened today in Jacksonville.
The first bombshell...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired coach Jack Del Rio after a 3-8 start, parting ways with him during his ninth season.
Del Rio's job security had been tenuous since owner Wayne Weaver said the coach needed to make the playoffs to secure a 10th season in Jacksonville. The Jaguars were essentially eliminated with Sunday's 20-13 loss to Houston...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired coach Jack Del Rio after a 3-8 start, parting ways with him during his ninth season.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN is reporting that the Jacksonville Jaguars have fired head coach Jack Del Rio. Del Rio was widely viewed as a "lame duck" coach for most of the season, but many close to the organization thought they could remain competitive.
Despite the fact that the Jaguars have started rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert most of the season, Del Rio was unable to...
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...
Another disappointing season in Jacksonville finally cost Jack Del Rio his job as Jaguars coach.
With San Diego mired in its longest skid in a decade, coach Norv Turner's time with the Chargers also might be running out.
In their first game since firing Del Rio, the Jaguars look to hand the visiting Chargers a seventh consecutive loss Monday night.
On the hot seat after three...
TALK IS CHEAP, HE AIN'T
When the former Ravens coach and current NFL analyst was asked about the potential of him taking on the Jaguars job, he replied, "They’re looking for young and cheap, and I’m neither."
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have reached an agreement to sell the small-market franchise to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan.Majority owner Wayne Weaver made the announcement Tuesday, hours after he fired coach Jack Del Rio and gave general manager Gene Smith a three-year contract extension. He said Khan will ...
As Jacksonville looks for their next head coach after sending Jack Del Rio on his way, could Rob Ryan be in the mix to take over the reins? If the team is looking to make a splash, Ryan could fit the bill.