The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Monday that assistant HC/offensive line coach Doug Marrone has been named the team’s interim head coach after they fired HC Gus Bradley after Sunday’s loss to the Texans.
Marrone was an obvious choice for the Jaguars, as he’s had some recent head-coaching experience during his time with the Bills.
This could be a great opportunity for him to show what he can do with a young and talented team to finish out the season if he plans on pursuing another head-coaching job at some point.
Marrone, 52, was hired by the Bills as their head coach back in 2013 after he had spent a number of years with at Syracuse. During this two seasons with the Bills, Marrone led the team to a record of 15 and 17 (46.9 percent) before he surprising voided his contract with the team to become a free agent.
The thinking at the time was that Marrone was going to be hired by the Jets. However, he didn’t secure another head-coaching job and eventually ended up on the Jaguars’ coaching staff as an assistant.