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Jaguars lose two coaches, Mike Shula heads to the Panthers

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According to Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union via her twitter page, the Jacksonville Jaguars have lost two coaches today. Well, technically they only lost a single coach as quarterbacks coach Mike Shula was a "free agent," but the Jaguars wanted to keep him on their staff. Shula decided to join the Carolina Panthers coaching staff at the same position. The Jaguars also lost assistant defensive line coach Ben Albert, who took the linebackers coach position at Temple University. According to Ganguli, Jaguars wide receivers coach Todd Monken will be promoted as the new quarterbacks coach and Johnny Cox will be the new wide receivers coach.

Johnny Cox, the Jaguars quality control coach, will be promoted to receivers coach. Offensive staff assistant Matt Griffin, who was new to the Jaguars last season, will take over Cox's spot. - Tania Ganguli

It is interesting that Mike Shula opted to join the Panthers over the Jaguars. Shula was one of the few coaches on the Jaguars who did not need to worry about "job security," as he's still being paid by the University of Alabama who fired him in 2006. Alabama is still paying Shula $1.55 million per year until January of 2012. Some could look at Shula's move as choosing to work with a young quarterback in Jimmy Clausen instead of continuing to work with David Garrard. Or simply, Shula could have just wanted a change of scenery.