Jaguars coaching roundup: Filling the staff


With both the offensive and defensive coordinators in place, the Jaguars can now look to begin filling positional coaching vacancies.

With a defensive and offensive coordinator in place for the Jaguars, the process of filling the remaining coaching staff turns to the assistant level. Candidates for individual position coaches are very rarely announced or rumored, but some of the positions are not yet vacant.

Special Teams Coordinator

Tucker wasn't the only coordinator to leave Friday, as John Bonamego left his position with the Jaguars to become the special teams coordinator of the Detroit Lions. There haven't been any rumored candidates to fill the vacancy.

Quarterbacks Coach

The vacancy opened on Friday when Greg Olson left his position with the team to become the offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders. Many speculated that the Jaguars would want to keep Olson on staff, but the team can only block lateral moves.

Running Backs Coach

Sylvester Croom left the Jaguars on Thursday to join the Tennessee Titans, leaving the position vacant.

Wide Receivers Coach

Jerry Sullivan is on the Jaguars staff for now, although there has been interest from the Arizona Cardinals to bring him back their former offensive coordinator to coach receivers. However, the Jaguars have the right to bar interviews for lateral moves and that's exactly what they plan to do, according to Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 in Phoenix.

Defensive Line Coach

Joe Cullen was interviewed by the Cleveland Browns, although it wasn't revealed what position the interview was for. With Ray Horton hired as the team's defensive coordinator on Friday, there's a possibility Cullen might end up sticking with the Jaguars.

Linebackers Coach

Mark Duffner has worked as the team's linebackers coach for the past seven seasons, although some believe he deserves a shot at a defensive coordinator position. Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reported on Saturday morning that Duffner could be a candidate to be the new linebackers coach for the Panthers.

Secondary Coach

Tony Oden was hired from the New Orleans Saints to become the new secondary coach of the Jaguars in January 2012. He hasn't left that position, for now.

Strength/Conditioning Coach

Tom Myslinski accepted the position with the Jaguars in January 2012 and hasn't left. Whether or not he is replaced remains to be seen, but the former Jaguars 1995 NFL Expansion Draft pick has experience as a coach for the Jaguars and Browns.

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