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Jaguars in limbo regarding Senior Bowl coaching

Potential flux for the Jaguars coaching staff could have the Jaguars sitting in the bleachers in Mobile, Alabama.


The opportunity to be one of the coaching staffs at the Senior Bowl is one that is first afforded to the two teams with the NFL's worst records and is considered a strong chance for coaches to get a hands on look at potential draft picks, but the Jaguars may have to pass on the chance.

According to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, a Senior Bowl official said Wednesday that the coaching staffs for the game will likely be decided by the end of the week. However, with a coaching staff that seems likely to be without a head coach as early as next week, the Jaguars may be a team that is forced to pass on the opportunity.

In fact, the amount of flux among coaching staffs with teams at the bottom of the league had Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions telling Justin Rogers of MLive that he would welcome the chance to coach in the Senior Bowl:

"If it would happen, we would embrace it and we would relish that opportunity," he said. "I think there is some insight involved in getting to know those guys over a course of the week. It can confirm some of our scouts' evaluations that have already worked very long and hard into getting guys evaluated this fall season and it can also maybe give us a different perspective on some other guys."

The 2013 Senior Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26 in Mobile, Alabama, but workouts for the game will begin on Sunday, Jan. 20.