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Jaguars hire former Ohio State, NFL linebacker Anthony Schlegel to be strength & conditioning coach
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** CORRECTS FINAL SCORE TO 51-24, NOT 55-24 ** Florida coach Urban Meyer hugs Ryan Stamper as his daughter and wife react at the end of a 51-24 win over Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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. 

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, left, greets Brian Schottenheimer, right, offensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks, and former quarterbacks coach for the Colts, following an NFL football preseason game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Seattle. The Colts won 19-17. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Jacksonville Jaguars wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell waits near the sideline in the second half of their game against the Los Angeles Chargers at EverBank Field on November 12, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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.

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Seattle Seahawks special teams coordinator Brian Schneider gestures during practice, Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the team's NFL football training facility in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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.

Assistant Coaches

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...

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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.  

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** CORRECTS FINAL SCORE TO 51-24, NOT 55-24 ** Florida coach Urban Meyer, right, celebrates with players Ryan Stamper, left, and Tim Tebow, center, after a 51-24 win over Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)