Jacksonville Jaguars name Mike Mularkey head coach

Jaguars find a new coach in Mike Mularkey

1/11/12 in NFL   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

The Jacksonville Jaguars have found their successor to Jack Del Rio and it is former Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey. Mularkey becomes just the third head coach in the Jaguars' franchise history.

Mularkey is leaving his gig as Atlanta Falcons' offensive coordinator to take the job with the Jaguars. His season ended last weekend at the hands of the New York Giants in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, when his offense was held to just two points.

The hiring is one of the first moves under new owner Shahid Khan.

This is Mularkey's second go-round as an NFL head coach. He previously coached the Buffalo Bills from 2004-2005 and went 14-18.

This past season the Jaguars' offense was heavily dependent on running back Maurice Jones-Drew, and the Jaguars hope Mularkey can help develop their young quarterback, Blaine Gabbert, much in the way he did in Atlanta with Matt Ryan.  
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1/11/12   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

 I call "Bull$hit"...haha  Mularkey

1/11/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Wow, what a great move by the Ja...zzzzz...

1/11/12   |   jaysinw   |   4983 respect

This may end up being the best thing for Gabbert, and the Jaguars.