The Jacksonville Jaguars have officially announced the moves that were reported earlier in the day. This includes hiring Doug Marrone as head coach, extending General Manager Dave Caldwell, and hiring Tom Coughlin as Vice-President of Football Operations. Jaguars owner Shad Khan also released the following statement on the moves.
“I have confidence that one day soon we’ll look back on today’s news as the moment that inspired and ultimately established the Jacksonville Jaguars as a football team that wins, week to week and season to season.
I am honored to welcome Tom Coughlin back to Jacksonville, where winning was customary under his leadership. I know he expects the same in his return to head our football operations, and that’s good news for us and Jaguars fans everywhere. The extension of Dave Caldwell’s contract speaks to his excellent work thus far and the continued importance of complementing our talented and promising roster.
I am particularly enthused to introduce Doug Marrone as our new head coach. Doug is a strong football man in every respect and offers us qualities that will serve us well in all facets of the team, from the meeting rooms to game day and much more. The results will speak for themselves in time, but with Tom coming in to join Dave and Doug, there is no question the Jacksonville Jaguars are a stronger football team today.”
While there are still come questions to be answered, Khan’s statement at least offers a little insight. The Jaguars will hold a press conference on Thursday at 10am to further discuss these moves.