Jets give Jaguars the OK to talk to Schottenheimer
The Jacksonville Jaguars have received permission from the New
York Jets to interview offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer
for their head coaching vacancy.
Jets coach Rex Ryan has said he expects the embattled
Schottenheimer to be back unless he becomes a head coach elsewhere.
General manager Mike Tannenbaum also wants the offensive
coordinator to return, but confirms Monday that Schottenheimer will
speak to the Jaguars.
Jacksonville fired coach Jack Del Rio in November, and has also
received permission to interview Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike
Schottenheimer, the son of former NFL coach Marty
Schottenheimer, has been the Jets’ offensive coordinator for six
seasons but has been highly criticized for the Jets’
inconsistencies on a unit that ranked 25th overall and for
quarterback Mark Sanchez failing to progress in his third year.