Doug Marrone, the coach hired to be in the interim coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, will be hired for the job on a permanent basis.
here we go https://t.co/sV3HvIr749— Dan Hicken (@DanHicken) January 9, 2017
Marrone, who was head coach of the Buffalo Bills for two seasons, coached the final two games of the 2016 season after Gus Bradley was fired.
Marrone, 52, was the Jaguars' offensive line coach this season. After he was named interim coach in December, the Jaguars won their first game when they beat division rival Tennessee 38-17.
I guess the biggest question is if the team should've let Bradley go sooner to get a better vision of what Doug Marrone could do. #Jaguars— Drew Copley (@DrewASJax) January 9, 2017
The Jaguars lost in Week 17 24-20 to the Colts.
Marrone is the fifth coach in Jacksonville history following Tom Coughlin, Jack Del Rio, Mike Mularkey and Bradley.
The Action Sports Jax team also confirmed that the Jaguars have named Coughlin as Executive Vice President of Football Operations and extended the contract of team General Manager Dave Caldwell. Coughlin and Marrone will each have three-year contracts and Caldwell gets a two-year extension on his contract.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan released a statement about the personnel moves:
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