Jacksonville Jaguars to hire Tom Coughlin as Executive VP of Football Operations

Jacksonville Jaguars to hire Tom Coughlin as Executive VP of Football Operations

The Jaguars also hired Tom Coughlin, the team's head coach from 1995 to 2002 and a two-time Super Bowl victor with the New York Giants, as a front-office executive to work alongside Marrone and General Manager Dave Caldwell.

Coughlin stepped down as the Giants head coach at the end of last season and had previously expressed his desire to return to the sidelines.

After Coughlin left the Giants, he was hired as the NFL senior advisor to football operations. In four seasons at Syracuse (2009-2012), Marrone went 25-25, won two bowl games, and in his final season clinched a share of the Big East conference championship. He went 15-17 as the Bills' head coach in 2013-14.

Coughlin was a very successful head coach, going 170-150 in 20 seasons with Jacksonville and the Giants, appearing in the playoffs nine.

However, Coughlin will have his work cut out for him on offense because quarterback Blake Bortles struggled throughout the 2016 season.

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That's simply undisciplined football. "Lost our poise a couple times, it's the fact of the matter, it was a couple of older guys". The Seahawks finished the regular season better than Detroit in every major statistical category offensively and defensively.

In a vacuum, hiring Doug Marrone is not the worst thing in the world. There is young talent on defense.

Doug Marrone will look to utilize his group of running backs more, which includes T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory. Now Marrone and Coughlin can't match the playing resumes of Galloway and Powell, but they do have a history of improving the teams they coach.

This will be a reunion for Coughlin, who coached the Jags from their inception, in 1995, until 2002, and was openly mentioned by Caldwell as a target of the franchise's coaching hunt.

On Monday, Rapoport told NFL Network that the Jaguars "do really think they got it right here" in adding Coughlin, who spent the past year in the league office after logging 27 seasons of NFL coaching experience. "I need constant feedback on stuff like that", Bortles said. They're turning to him in the waning years of his football career to see if he can do it again.