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Jaguars interview former Dolphins assistant for coordinator post

FILE- In this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo, center, talks with cornerback Bobby McCain (28) and defensive back Sammy Seamster (37) at the teams NFL football training camp in Davie, Fla. The early reviews of the new Dolphins defensive coordinator are like the team's results during this up-and-down season: mixed. Sunday’s game at Buffalo will help determine whether the defense has improved under Anarumo. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) AP

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley is being deliberate, and apparently was serious about taking more control of his defense based on his search for a new coordinator.

According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars are interviewing Lou Anarumo for the job today.

Anarumo was the interim defensive coordinator in Miami this year after head coach Joe Philbin and defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle were fired. He was previously their secondary coach. The 49-year-old Anarumo joined the Dolphins in 2012 after spending 23 years coaching in college.

The only other Jaguars candidate to this point was 36-year-old Marquand Manuel, who has spent one year as secondary coach in Atlanta.

The report also says the Jaguars aren’t looking at coaches on a playoff team, meaning they’re not waiting on someone from one of the eight remaining teams to replace the fired Bob Babich.

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15 Responses to “Jaguars interview former Dolphins assistant for coordinator post”
  1. gojags says: Jan 14, 2016 11:57 AM

    Sounds like another Babich kinda hire.

  2. razzzmajazzz says: Jan 14, 2016 12:06 PM

    Don’t you ever learn Gus?

  3. thegr8rayfinkle says: Jan 14, 2016 12:09 PM

    Because when you think of great defenses you think of former Dolphins assistant coaches.

  4. Cecil'sTightHamstring says: Jan 14, 2016 12:17 PM

    I don’t even know what to say…

  5. maddenisfordorks says: Jan 14, 2016 12:20 PM

    Man … it’s like football fans think “coaching em up” is something that’s really that incredibly relevant in pro football.

    What if Jax had JJ Watt and a young, healthy Jared allen? And Babich was the coordinator? Would Babich be a good coach then?

  6. chadsmith013 says: Jan 14, 2016 12:21 PM

    yeah Dolphins defense was top notch….cmon Gus!!

  7. tdubdizzle says: Jan 14, 2016 12:35 PM

    They need to get rid of Greg Olsen.

  8. tdubdizzle says: Jan 14, 2016 12:36 PM

    Sounds like Gus wants someone he can mentor and wont threaten his job.

    Sorry Jags fans, it’ll be over soon…

  9. jhonnyklassik says: Jan 14, 2016 1:27 PM

    Lmao good luck jags did they not see our defense this year?

  10. helldog33 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:45 PM

    When you’re an interim DC on a 6-10 team with a defense ranked in the gutter you become a hot commodity.

  11. annes22 says: Jan 14, 2016 1:50 PM

    Are you kidding me, those poor Jaguar fans? Don’t you think it was bad enough for us Dolphin fans this year, oh good lord I feel
    sorry for the fans up there.

  12. kaptingavrin says: Jan 14, 2016 2:08 PM

    “They need to get rid of Greg Olsen.”

    Yeah, because having a 2nd-year QB go from 11 TDs and 17 INTs to setting franchise records for yards, completions, and TDs, over 4000 yards and 35 TDs, that’s awful.

    The offense wasn’t what lost games.

  13. jagsfanugh says: Jan 14, 2016 2:33 PM

    They don’t need a big name as DC. They need a good teacher.

  14. maddenisfordorks says: Jan 14, 2016 2:44 PM

    Agreed. The Jags offense was good enough last season.

    When an opposing team’s pro-QB has 5 minutes to scan the open field and handpick any target out there for incredible gains (due to no pass rush/disruption) … you’re going to lose.

  15. tdubdizzle says: Jan 15, 2016 12:02 AM

    Jags fans you are absolutely delusional if you think Greg Olsen can take you anywhere.

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