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Ranking NFL coaching hires 2013: Jaguars Gus Bradley in the middle

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The Jaguars hired Gus Bradley as their new head coach for the 2013 season.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars were one of eight teams who hired a new head coach in the 2013 season, but they're the only team who hired a defensive minded head coach. The Jaguars hired first-time head coach Gus Bradley, who's been the defensive coordinator the past few seasons for the Seattle Seahawks.

So, in the midst of head coaching hires, where does Bradley rank? Right in the middle, according to SB Nation:

4. Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars

Hey look, a defensive guy! Bradley's track record as Seattle's defensive coordinator is untouchable. For all the praise Russell Wilson received this season, deservedly so, Bradley's defense took the Seahawks to the playoffs in two of the last three seasons. His work with rookies Bobby Wagner and Bruce Irvin this year speaks for itself. More importantly, the guy brings energy and excitement to a franchise that's been under heavy sedation for almost a decade. Grind up some bath salts, it's morning in Northern Florida.