The Jacksonville Jaguars have completed all their reported interviews for their vacant head coaching position. At this point we’re just waiting for news to break of who the Jaguars will be hiring and there is already a murmur out about who they could be zeroing in on, at least according to former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik, who appeared on Sirius XM on Sunday evening.
Current Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith
Mark Dominik: No other coaching interviews for the #Jaguars. They've honed in on their guy, w/a defensive background.— Zig Fracassi (@ZigFracassi) January 9, 2017
I shouldn’t need to explain to most Jaguars fans who Mike Smith is, but for those unfamiliar he was most recently the defensive coordinator for the Buccaneers for the 2016 season, of which he was credited with significantly improving the unit. Prior, he was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons from 2008 through 2014 and the Jaguars defensive coordinator under Jack Del Rio for five seasons before getting the Falcons job.
Smith had a successful run with the Falcons, with a 66-46 record over seven seasons, but his down fall that he was just 1-5 in playoff appearances.
If Smith ends up being the hire for the Jaguars it’s not a bad one but it’s likely to be met with a lot of “meh” by fans hoping for a splash.