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Mel Tucker will interview for Jags job next week


When the Jaguars fired Jack Del Rio as their head coach during the 2011 season, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker stepped in as the team’s interim coach.

Fast forward a year and the Jaguars are in search of a head coach again with Tucker set for a shot at the permanent job. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Tucker will interview for the job next week.

He joins Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer as a reported candidate for the job and there’s been plenty of speculation that new Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell will also reach out to 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Caldwell and Roman were roommates at John Carroll University, which is also the alma mater of new Charger General Manager Tom Telesco. Telesco and Caldwell also went to high school together, should you want to keep turning back the clock.

Tucker started in the defensive coordinator job in 2009 after several years on the Browns’ staff as a position coach. He went 2-3 as the interim coach last season and removed himself from consideration at Wisconsin when his alma mater’s job came open last December.

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9 Responses to “Mel Tucker will interview for Jags job next week”
  1. jaxasc84 says: Jan 11, 2013 6:07 PM

    I like Mel Tucker, but we’ve been down this road before. Time for a fresh start. Thanks, but no thanks.

  2. southpaw79 says: Jan 11, 2013 6:42 PM

    I see what they did there.

  3. skinsfan56 says: Jan 11, 2013 6:49 PM

    Smells like the Rooney rule and nothing more. No offense, but no chance he gets hired as HC.

  4. ruthlssjag says: Jan 11, 2013 7:07 PM

    He honestly should’ve gotten the job this past year.. idk why they went after a bunch of Mularkey.. either way the players like him & they respect him fully.. whether this is a Rooney rule or not, I wish coach Tucker the very best wherever that may be!

  5. stevincinci says: Jan 11, 2013 7:24 PM

    Wasn’t he the country music singer that has a stutter? I remember him from Smokey and the Bandit.

  6. trodriguez89 says: Jan 11, 2013 7:59 PM

    Greg roman is the offensive coordinator not the defensive coordinator for the 49ers

  7. 49ercarlos says: Jan 11, 2013 9:44 PM

    Dont do it mel!!!!

  8. pzimm7778 says: Jan 12, 2013 12:21 PM

    This sounds more like fulfilling that quota of interviewing minorities. He can’t possibly be legitimately considered. He’s part of the same group they wanted to get a fresh start from.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 12, 2013 1:43 PM

    Tucker is a solid guy, but I think the Jags defense was worst in the league last season. Pretty tough to get a promotion based on that.

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