Finally: Jaguars ready to get to work after finalizing coaching staff
Darrell Bevell (left) and Joe Cullen are the Jaguars' picks as offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator, respectively. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and defensive coordinator Joe Cullen headline the Jaguars staff, which is heavy on additions from the Ravens and Seahawks. Bevell has been an NFL assistant since breaking into the league with the Green Bay Packers in 2000. Ash was also the head coach at Rutgers and was the defensive coordinator at Arkansas, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Secondary, corners coach: Tim Walton remains on the Jaguars coaching staff for the third season and beginning his 25th year in coaching.
Jags' Meyer defends hiring ex-Iowa coach accused of racism
FILE - Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer answers questions during a news conference announcing his retirement in Columbus, Ohio, in this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, file photo. A lawyer for 13 Black ex-Iowa football players has filed a lawsuit alleging his clients suffered racial discrimination under longtime coach Kirk Ferentz. Hiring Doyle rekindled memories of Meyer protecting assistant coach Zach Smith for years at Ohio State. AdMeyer also made former Louisville, Texas and South Florida coach Charlie Strong his assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach. Meyer kept seven holdovers from fired coach Doug Marrone’s staff, including veteran offensive line coach George Warhop, cornerbacks coach Tim Walton, nickel cornerbacks coach Joe Danna and assistant linebackers coach Tony Gilbert.
Texas fires Herman after 4 seasons, hires Tide OC Sarkisian
(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas – Texas was tired of waiting for Tom Herman to deliver a Big 12 title and turn the Longhorns back into national championship contenders. Texas fired Herman on Saturday after four winning seasons, then hours later announced it was giving the job to the Alabama offensive coordinator. He will be Texas’ fourth head coach since the program’s last Big 12 championship in 2009. Of note, Sarkisian was a USC assistant when Texas beat the Trojans for the national championship in the epic 2006 Rose Bowl. Texas fired Herman just three weeks after athletic director Chris Del Conte said he would remain the coach.