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Jaguars Fire Jack Del Rio & Other Big Changes

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the Jacksonville Jaguars have made the decision to fire head coach Jack Del Rio this morning. Mortenson also reports that the team has decided to lockup GM Gene Smith to a three-year deal.

Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union reports that defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will take over the as interim head coach.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter adds that the Jaguars will consider keeping Tucker as the teams head coach.

He’ll be interviewed, that you can be certain of, and needs to be mentioned in connection to them,” adds Schefter.

Jacksonville currently sits at a disappointing 3-8. Rookie QB Blaine Gabbert hasn’t played well enough to buy Del Rio some more time but it’s not that surprising that the season turned out to be a failure.

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com writes that Del Rio’s time in Jacksonville came with no shortage of complaints from other within the organization.

There were many inside who felt once he got paid his big contract he lost the zest for being a head coach,” Prisco writes.

Adam Schefter is also reporting that Jaguars have informed their employees that the team will be sold to a new owner and will remain in Jacksonville.


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