The Jacksonville Jaguars have requested permission to interview New York Jets assistant head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn for their vacant offensive coordinator position, according to a report by Josina Anderson of ESPN.
Source: The #Jaguars have requested permission to interview Jets assistant HC Anthony Lynn for their OC (cont) http://t.co/QMrZuvQUAw— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 13, 2015
Lynn has been the Jets running backs coach under Rex Ryan since the 2009 season and was named the assistant head coach prior to the 2012 season. When the Jets decided to part ways with Ryan, Lynn was interviewed as a head coaching candidate to take over.
If Lynn sounds like a familiar name, it's probably because he has been an assistant coach for the Jaguars previously, coaching the running backs on Jack Del Rio's initial coaching staff from 2003 to 2004. He has also spent time as the running backs coach for the Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns. He also originally spent time as a special teams assistant for the Denver Broncos from 2000 to 2002.
Lynn has served under offensive coordinators such as Bill Musgrave, Maurice Carthon, Sean Payton, Tony Sparano, Rob Chudzinski, Brian Schottenheimer and Marty Mornhinweg.