The Jacksonville Jaguars are just starting their coaching search after firing Gus Bradley on Sunday, but they have a guy with a pretty good resume ready to step in as interim coach for the final two games of the season.
Assistant Head Coach-Offense/Offensive Line Coach Doug Marrone named interim Head Coach.
On Monday, the team gave that title to Doug Marrone, who is the rare former NFL coach who wasn’t fired from his last job. He opted out of his contract with the Bills after posting a 9-7 record in 2014, ostensibly thinking he’d get one of several open jobs that never came his way. He’s been the Jaguars’ assistant to the head coach and offensive line coach ever since.
Marrone seems unlikely to get his next head coaching opportunity on a Jaguars team likely looking for a shakeup from outside, given that Bradley was a woeful 14-48 since taking over in 2013, but how Marrone handles the team in the final two weeks might get him an audition somewhere else.
The 52-year-old went 15-17 overall in two seasons with the Bills.