The Jacksonville Jaguars head coach rumors are beginning to swirl, as yesterday it was said that Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden was the "favorite", which is odd since the Jaguars have not requested permission to speak with him, at least to my knowledge. Now, we have a new leader in the clubhouse. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator is the leading candidate as it stands. If Mularkey is the hire, he will reportedly bring former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Clyde Christiensen with him.
Colts offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen, if let go, could be a strong candidate for the position based on his previous experience with Smith for the Buccaneers. But an NFL source said if Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey lands a head coaching job (the Jaguars and Bucs are interested in him) Christensen will go with him. The source said Mularkey will be the leading candidate in Jacksonville.