After requesting interviews with a number of NFL coordinators, Jacksonville will now flip its consideration to Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien for an interview subsequent week within the Jaguars search for their subsequent head coach.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that O’Brien will interview with Jacksonville after Alabama performs in opposition to Georgia within the College Football Playoff nationwide championship recreation on Jan. 10. John Reid of the Florida Times Union had the timing of O’Brien’s interview first.
In his first 12 months at Alabama, O’Brien has orchestrated a prolific Crimson Tide offense led by 2021 Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young, who has thrown for 4,503 yards, 46 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. As an offensive unit, Alabama has averaged 41.4 factors and 495 yards per recreation.
Before his time with the Crimson Tide, O’Brien spent six-plus seasons because the head coach of the Texans. In his final season with Houston in 2020, he additionally served as workforce’s normal supervisor. Houston fired O’Brien on Oct. 5. 2020 following an 0–4 begin to the 2020 season.
O’Brien’s selections as normal supervisor have been broadly criticized, particularly after he traded away then star receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals and despatched two first-round picks and a second-rounder to the Dolphins in trade for Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills. It additionally beforehand reported that Jack Easterby, the Texans’ govt vp of soccer operations, didn’t “see eye-to-eye” with O’Brien.
During his time in Houston, O’Brien recorded a 52–48 document with 4 AFC titles, and the Texans posted 5 successful campaigns in six seasons.
The Jaguars even have requested permission to interview no less than half a dozen NFL coordinators, in addition to former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and former Lions head coach Jim Caldwell. Pederson was the Jaguars’ first interview, per Rapoport. Jacksonville will interview Cowboys OC Kellen Moore and Buccaneers OC Byron Leftwich just about on Friday, Rapoport and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.
The Jaguars fired former head coach Urban Meyer, who spent lower than a season with Jacksonville. The franchise recorded a 2–11 document in his management with the workforce’s solely victories coming in opposition to Buffalo and Miami.
Meyer’s time with the franchise was full of drama, making headlines for his conduct each on and off the sector.
The final incident earlier than Meyer’s eventual departure stemmed from a former kicker Josh Lambo going public a couple of follow incident through which Meyer allegedly kicked him. Lambo cited the NFL.com story about Meyer berating his workers and calling them “losers” as his purpose for going public.
The Jaguars (2–14) are sit on the backside of the AFC South division.
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