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Jaguars to hire Mike Sheppard as quarterbacks coach

Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio told the Florida Times-Union on Friday evening that he found a quarterbacks coach, but he wouldn’t reveal who it was out of consideration to the coach’s currently employer.

It didn’t take long for the news to leak out.  Jason La Canfora of NFL Network and Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer report that Bengals receivers coach Mike Sheppard will take over David Garrard duties in Jacksonville.

Sheppard once coached Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter at Idaho State in the early 80’s.   Sheppard told Reedy that he wanted to coach quarterbacks again after doing so with the in Seattle and New Orleans in the past.

Coaching Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco in the same season can have that effect on a man.

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6 Responses to “Jaguars to hire Mike Sheppard as quarterbacks coach”
  1. CKL says: Feb 12, 2011 10:58 AM

    Another longtime assistant who Bill Belichick brought into the NFL.
    Was Mike McCarthy’s QB coach in NO also when MM was the Saints OC.

  2. commandercornpone says: Feb 12, 2011 12:13 PM

    he’d like to deal with rational goal oriented individuals again after trying to coach two damn fool idiots. i dont blame him.

  3. jc1958cool says: Feb 12, 2011 12:32 PM

    that’s nice, now get a real quarterback!
    garrard is not taking them to the super bowl!

  4. jagmania65 says: Feb 12, 2011 12:35 PM

    Who says it will be David Garrard duties?

  5. bonniebengal says: Feb 12, 2011 3:38 PM

    Hope he does well for the Jags. He was not a good WRs coach, but I don’t really think that was his forte.

  6. billsfansinceday1 says: Feb 12, 2011 5:19 PM

    Class act. I hope things go well.

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