Jaguars Expected To Fire Doug Marrone, Urban Meyer Potential Replacement

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Jaguars have yet to make a final decision regarding HC Doug Marrone’s future. However, Rapoport says Jacksonville is expected to move on from Marrone following Sunday’s game against the Colts.

Doug Marrone

According to Rapoport, the Jaguars have shown interest in former Florida and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, who has been lining up a staff and telling people that he expects to land in Jacksonville.

While it’s considered likely that the Jaguars fire Marrone, Rapoport says the pursuit of Meyer will be a factor in the decision.

Rapoport also mentions Ohio State coach Ryan Day as someone who could draw interest from the Jaguars.

Marrone, 56, was hired by the Bills as their head coach back in 2013 after he had spent a number of years with at Syracuse. After two seasons in Buffalo, Marrone surprisingly 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.

The Jaguars promoted him to interim head coach after they parted ways with Gus Bradley in 2016 and he’s remained in the position since then.

As the Jaguars’ head coach, Marrone has compiled a 38-59 (39.2 percent), which includes one playoff appearance and a trip to the AFC Championship game.

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