The Jacksonville Jaguars have finally filled out their defensive staff today, according to a report by Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union. The Jaguars will hire former New Orleans Saints defensive backs coach Tony Oden.
#Jaguars are hiring Saints DB coach Tony Oden, filling out the defensive staff.— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) January 19, 2012
Oden was promoted as the Saints defensive backs coach prior to the 2011 NFL season. Prior to that, Oden had worked as the Saints assistant defensive backs coach for five seasons. Prior to that he worked as the assistant defensive backs for the Houston Texans and had stints at the college level with Eastern Michigan, East Carolina, and Boston College working with defensive backs.
While Oden was with the Saints, they allowed the least amount passing touchdowns in the NFL since 2009. The Saints also have the most interception return yardage and the most interceptions returned for a touchdown since 2009.