JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —
Coaching Staff Updates
February 1, 2021
The Jaguars continue to pluck from the Seattle Seahawks coaching tree, this time adding Brian Schottenheimer to the staff. Schottenheimer was most recently the Seahawks offensive coordinator, prior to that he was in Indianapolis as the Colts' QB coach. He has agreed to terms to be the Jaguars passing game coordinator according to multiple reports.
January 30, 2021
The Athletic's Bruce Feldman is reporting that former Falcons run game coordinator and University of Alabama defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi is set to join Urban Meyer's staff as defensive line coach. Lupoi served as Alabama DC in 2018; the Crimson Tide ranked fifth in sacks and sixth in TFLs in the nation that season.
Lupoi also was garnering interest for a college coordinator, per Feldman.
January 28, 2021
Jaguars great Keenan McCardell is headed to Minnesota to be the Vikings wide receivers coach. McCardell was the wide receivers coach for the Jaguars from 2017-2020.
In McCardell's place will be Sanjay Lal who spent time under Urban's new offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell in Seattle. Lal was the Colts wide receivers coach in 2017 and the Cowboys wide receivers coach from 2018-2019
January 22, 2021
A day after the Jaguars added an offensive (Darrell Bevell) & defensive coordinator (Joe Cullen) to the staff, Urban Meyer fills a role that is vital to his success. Brian Schneider is expected to join the staff as the special teams coordinator, a section of the game Meyer has always prized. Schneider is coming from Seattle where he held the same title.
January 19, 2021
January 12, 2021
First Coast News' sister station 9News in Denver is reporting that the Jaguars are interviewing Saints VP/Assistant GM of Pro Personnel Terry Fontenot today.
9News' Mike Klis reported that Fontenot had a meeting with the Broncos virtually this morning, before beginning another virtual interview with the Jaguars this afternoon.
Fontenot has spent 16 years in the Saints organization, the last six as the Director of Pro Scouting.
January 5, 2021
The Jaguars plan to interview former Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Farmer served as a scouting consultant with the Rams this year, but hasn't held another formal position since being fired by Cleveland in 2015.
January 4, 2021
The Jaguars put in a request to interview Saints VP/Assistant GM of Pro Personnel Terry Fontenot, per Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer.
December 23, 2020
The Jaguars, per beat writer John Oesher, announced they have had interviews with interim GM Trent Baalke, former Giants general manager Jerry Reese, ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, and former Texans GM Rick Smith for their open general manager positions.
January 18, 2021
ESPN's Field Yates and Ohio-based Letterman Row have reported that former Buckeyes linebacker Anthony Schlegel is joining Urban Meyer's staff in Jacksonville as strength and conditioning coach. Schlegel was a part of Meyer's National Championship staff in 2014. Schlegel has spent the past year-plus working in radio.
As Yates also noted: Schlegel is also well known for stopping a fan from storming the field...
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Jaguars will interview former Lions and Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and Ravens defensive line coach Joe Cullen both have interviews scheduled with Jaguars' head coach Urban Meyer this week.
According to Rapoport, the 57-year old Linehan is "the favorite" to land the Jaguars' offensive coordinator job. Meanwhile, Cullen, the Jaguars D-Line coach from 2010-2012, is a target for the defensive coordinator position; as previously reported, former Falcons interim head coach Raheem Morris is also a candidate for DC.
January 17, 2021
Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer reported that former Falcons defensive coordinator-turned-interim head coach Raheem Morris will interview for the Jaguars' open defensive coordinator position on Wednesday. This comes after reports that Urban Meyer was also eyeing Ravens (and one-time Jaguars) defensive line coach Joe Cullen for the job.
Cullen, Breer went on to explain, is also still in consideration for a role on Meyer's staff in Jacksonville -- with an elevated title. Breer also noted that former Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton is also in the mix to land on the Jaguars' staff.
January 15, 2021
2021 has never felt more like 2008. Today, a report from Brett McMurphy of Stadium stated that Charlie Strong will join Urban Meyer's staff as the linebackers coach for the Jaguars. Strong was at Florida with Meyer from 2004-2009.
Strong was not the only addition to the staff. Jacksonville's own Ryan Stamper will be returning home to join the Jaguars as the Director of Player Assessment. Stamper played his high school football at First Coast before playing for Urban Meyer at the University of Florida. Stamper was on staff at Ohio State prior to today's news.