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Jaguars Coaching Search: Shad Khan Says He'll Do "Whatever It Takes"

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will be searching for a head coach for the 2012 season and beyond. The process of the search will begin soon and new Jaguars owner Shahid Khan says he plans to be heavily involved in the search. After the Jaguars fired Jack Del Rio, former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick "removed himself" as a candidate by stating that the Jaguars were looking for "young and cheap" with their next head coach, something Billick undoubtedly isn't. Shad Khan doesn't believe in going that route, however.

"I think cheapness and the NFL don't go together," Khan told the Florida Times-Union on Friday. "This is not a cheap league. Our goal is not to get the expensive wrong coach or try to find a cheap good coach. we want the right guy that's going to win for us. Frankly some guy that I like and trust and you pay them whatever it takes."

"You have to pay them a fare wage," Khan said. "But we're not looking for a bargain person. We're looking for the right person and paying them whatever's appropriate."

To me, that doesn't sound like Khan is going to be going the "young and cheap" route, but he'll hire who he feels is most qualified and pay what he considers a fair wage.