Over the course of the next few weeks, I'm going to examine some of the potential head coaching candidates for the soon to be vacant Jacksonville Jaguars head coaching position. The next candidate we will look at is Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey. Mularkey has been the offensive coordinator for the Falcons since the 2008 season and has run a balanced attach with quarterback Matt Ryan and using running back Michael Turner. After the 2010 NFL season, Mularkey interviewed for multiple NFL head coaching gigs.
This wouldn't be the first head coaching position for Mularkey however, as he was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills from 2004 to 2005. Mularkey started his first season as the Bills head coach 0-4 but the team rallied to finish 9-7. On that season, the Bills were 7th overall in total offense. Mularkey's second season saw the Bills finish 5-11 while going through a quarterback controversy between J.P. Losman and Kelley Holcomb. Mularkey resigned after the 2005 season, citing a disagreement in the direction of the team with newly hired manager Marv Levy.
After the Bills head coaching job, Mularkey moved on to be the offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins under Nick Saban for the 2006 NFL season and then was moved to tight ends coach for the 2007 season when Cam Cameron was hired as the Dolphins head coach. After the 2007 season, Mularkey was released from his position with the rest of the Dolphins coaches.