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Shad Khan fires Doug Marrone after Jaguars finish 1-15

todayJanuary 4, 2021

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By: Hays Carlyon

Jaguars owner Shad Khan fired coach Doug Marrone on Monday morning, a day after the team completed a 1-15 season.

The Jaguars lost their final 15 games under Marrone, who took over the job on an interim basis for the final two games of the 2016 season before being promoted to coach.

Khan now will hire a new coach and general manager after firing Dave Caldwell earlier in the season.

Khan released the following statement announcing the move:

“I am committed and determined to deliver winning football to the City of Jacksonville. Realizing that goal requires a fresh start throughout our football operations, and with that in mind I spoke this morning with Doug Marrone to express my gratitude for his hard work over the past four seasons as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. I’ll always appreciate Doug’s passion, grit and class, and I’m confident he will enjoy success in the next chapter of his career. As the search for our new general manager continues, now the quest begins to find a head coach who shares my ambition for the Jacksonville Jaguars and our fans, whose loyalty and faith are overdue to be rewarded.”

Marrone led the Jaguars to the AFC Championship Game in his first season, but the team has struggled since. He finished with a 23-43 record.

Khan’s top target to replace Marrone is reportedly former Florida and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, a three-time national champion.

(You can email Hays at haysc@1010xl.com and follow him on Twitter @HaysCarlyon)

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