After adding Pat Flaherty as the Jacksonville Jaguars new offensive line coach, it sounds as though Doug Marrone has added his second coach to the offensive staff, according to Alex Marvez.
Michigan RBs coach Tyrone Wheatley is joining @jaguars staff, source tells @sn_nfl. I believe he'll have same position there— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) January 15, 2017
Tyrone Wheatley is someone Doug Marrone should be pretty familiar with. Wheatley served under Marrone at Syracuse, and then followed him to the NFL and joined his staff with the Buffalo Bills. Before joining Marrone at Syracuse, Wheatley started out doing quite a few internships. He then latched on at Ohio Northern University as an assistant coach. Following that, Wheatley served as running backs coach for Eastern Michigan University for one season, joining Marrone at Syracuse the following year. After his stints with Syracuse and Buffalo, Wheatley returned to his alma mater of Michigan to serve as the teams’ running back coach, a post he has held until now deciding to re-join Marrone at the pro level.
There has been a lot of discussion regarding the Jaguars’ recent hires, centering around the idea that maybe Tom Coughlin would intervene too much, and not allow Marrone any say in completing his own staff. Adding Wheatley and retaining Todd Wash should show that this is a collaborative effort, however, which is what the two proclaimed they would have at their introductory press conference on Thursday.