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Jaguars hire Pat Flaherty as offensive line coach

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Pat Flaherty the team’s new offensive line coach. Newly promoted head coach Doug Marrone held that post for each of the last two seasons.

A veteran of 37 years of coaching at the collegiate and NFL level, Flaherty joins the Jaguars after a one-year stint in San Francisco as the 49ers’ offensive line coach. Flaherty spent the previous 12 seasons from 2004-2015 with the New York Giants under Tom Coughlin.

In 2016, Flaherty’s offensive line helped the 49ers finish fourth in the NFL with 126.2 rushing yards per game. During his tenure in New York, the Giants offense ranked among the top 10 in the NFL in six of the past eight seasons and had at least two linemen selected to the Pro Bowl in three of those seasons.

The Giants had a 1,000-yard rusher in seven of the 12 seasons in which Flaherty coached the offensive line, with Tiki Barber registering the three best rushing seasons in franchise history from 2004-2006. Behind Flaherty’s offensive line, Eli Manning started 183 consecutive games and registered five seasons with at least 4,000 passing yards.