Adam Schefter broke the news this morning that Doug Marrone has been let go.
The Jags finished 1-15. Marrone is 23-43 overall with the organization, highlighted by a 10-6 year in 2017 – his first full season with the franchise.
The NFL Network guys shared a report over the weekend that the Jags planned to go after some high profile coaches.
Urban Meyer’s name popped up in connection to this potential opening a week or so ago, and Rap adds that Urban has been working on lining up a staff and has been “telling people he’s close to in the football community that he expects to land in Jacksonville,” and shares that the pursuit of Urban “will be a factor” in Marrone’s expected dismissal.
The other name Rapoport shares in his report is Meyer’s replacement in Columbus, in Ohio State head coach Ryan Day. In the event that Urban decides to stay retired, Jacksonville is expected to direct interest toward Day.
An opening in Jacksonville, where the Jags hold the keys to the #1 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, is being widely viewed as a very intriguing opportunity one in a market where current head coaching jobs include the Falcons, Lions, and Texans, with the Jets widely expected to open as well.
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