Jacksonville Jaguars Fire Coach Jack Del Rio

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Jack Del Rio may be one of the best dressed coaches in any sport. (Especially the leather coat in winter- that look rocks) However, it’s just not enough to save his job, as the Jacksonville Jaguars canned him like a tuna today. If June-September is “shirtless driving season” then this seems to be “coach firing season” in both the NFL and college football.

Jacksonville is a franchise in turmoil, as they’re struggling to draw fans and win games.

From the AP:

Del Rio’s job security had been tenuous since owner Wayne Weaver said the coach needed to make the playoffs to secure a 10th season in Jacksonville. The Jaguars were essentially eliminated with Sunday’s 20-13 loss to AFC South-leading Houston.

The timing of the move made sense since the Jaguars are struggling to sell tickets and host a Monday night game against San Diego. Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker was named the interim coach. The team scheduled a noon news conference to discuss the move.

Del Rio leaves with a 69-73 record, including 1-2 in two playoffs appearances. The Jaguars didn’t win the AFC South in any of his nine seasons.

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