The partnership that eventually will bid on landing college football’s national championship game for Jacksonville will be a mix of private and public entities — including the Jaguars. Jacksonville Sports and Entertainment chairman Alan Verlander said Thursday that all parties concerned will be swinging into action soon to solidify a presentation to the Football Bowl Subdivision conference commissioners whenever they request it. The Jaguars will be one of the key constituents in the mix.
Maurice Jones-Drew’s not talking contract, except to say this: He’s not talking contract. Jones-Drew, the Jaguars running back who on Wednesday evening was named the No. 12 player on the NFL Network’s "Top 100: Players of 2012," told the network that his absence from minicamp in mid-June was indeed contract-related.