The Jaguars have formally announced the names of several members of new coach Gus Bradley’s staff, and the most recognizable name is Butkus.
No, Bradley didn’t hire Dick Butkus to coach the Jaguars’ linebackers. It’s Dick’s nephew, Luke Butkus, who will be the Jaguars’ assistant offensive line coach.
Like his uncle, Butkus played his college football at Illinois, where he was an All-Big Ten center in 2000 and 2001. Butkus has also been on the coaching staffs of the Bears and the Seahawks, and he worked with Bradley for two seasons in Seattle. Butkus was offensive line coach at his alma mater last year and left to join his former Illinois coach Ron Turner at Florida International, but quit that job after only a couple weeks when Bradley offered him the Jaguars job.
The Jaguars have also announced that Bradley hired Todd Wash away from Seattle to be the defensive line coach, and Tony Sorrentino is the Jaguars’ new offensive quality control coach. Jaguars strength and conditioning coordinator Tom Myslinski, assistant strength and conditioning coach Josh Hingst, strength assistant Cedric Scott and defensive assistant Brandon Blaney have been retained by Bradley.