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Josh McDaniels, Tom Coughlin still in play for Jaguars?

Gus Bradley is a dead man walking, and the potential replacement names keep swirling.

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At this point, it just seems to be a formality.

As we wind down on this 2016 NFL season, it seems that almost daily we are getting reports on the Jaguars coaching situation. There seems to be a consensus on one thing: Gus Bradley is out as head coach after a disastrous four year run with the team. The question then becomes who will replace him? Yesterday, the name we were told to keep an eye on was Mike Smith. Today, however, two familiar names have popped themselves back up, at least according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report.

Jacksonville: Everyone interviewed felt that coach Gus Bradley is gone. The name that kept coming up as a replacement was Tom Coughlin. It would be a smart choice, but I'm not sure owner Shahid Khan would go that route. Khan strikes me as an owner who wants fresh blood. I've heard McDaniels' name here a lot.

Both McDaniels and Coughlin are two names we’ve heard mentioned as potential replacements before, and it seems that neither of those two has lost any steam at this point. McDaniels currently serves as the Patriots offensive coordinator, and is probably the hottest name on the head coaching market. Coughlin is a guy that everyone in Jax is familiar with, but at age 70, he might be considered too old to take over a team for the long term.

Regardless of which potential names keep surfacing to be the next head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, one thing seems certain: Gus Bradley being fired is all but a formality at this point.