Hays Carlyon's Jaguars Blog

Urban Meyer finalizes Jaguars coaching staff

todayFebruary 11, 2021

Background

By Hays Carlyon

 

NFL experience on offense.

A fresh change on defense.

Those were the major takeaways as Jaguars first-year coach Urban Meyer finally unveiled his coaching staff on Thursday.

Meyer, hired Jan. 14, named Darrell Bevell his offensive coordinator and Joe Cullen his defensive coordinator.

The 51-year-old Bevell has been an offensive coordinator with Minnesota (2006-10), Seattle (2011-17) and Detroit (2019-20). He should be able to assist Meyer as he tries to navigate his way from college to the NFL in terms of which spread concepts will work.

The 53-year-old Cullen is a first-time NFL coordinator and indicates the Jaguars will be moving to a 3-4 defense, which should better suit their personnel. Cullen served as defensive line coach in Baltimore from 2016-20. He has worked for five NFL teams as defensive line coach, including the Jaguars in 2010-12.

Meyer hired Brian Schneider to be the special teams coordinator. Schneider had been with the Seahawks since 2010.

Meyer retained three key members of former coach Doug Marrone’s staff: offensive line coach George Warhop, cornerbacks coach Tim Walton and nickels coach Joe Danna.

The rest of the offensive staff: Brian Schottenheimer (passing game coordinator), Sanjay Lal (receivers) Bernie Parmalee (running backs) and Tyler Bowen (tight ends).

The 47-year-old Schottenheimer has worked as an offensive coordinator with the New York Jets (2006-11), St. Louis Rams (2012-14) and Seattle (2018-20). This is the seventh NFL team he has worked for as a coach.

The rest of the defensive staff: Tosh Lupoi (defensive line), Zachary Orr (outside linebackers), Charlie Strong (assistant head coach/inside linebackers) and Chris Ash (safeties).

Strong was on Meyer’s staff at Florida when the Gators won national championships in 2006 and 2008.

There are eight other coaches on staff serving in senior, assistant to the assistant or quality control roles.

There are five new hires in the sports medicine and strength and conditioning staff. Chris Doyle was named director of sports performance, while Anthony Schlegel is head strength and conditioning coach.

The Jaguars are trying to quickly contend after a disastrous 1-15 season. The team has an NFL-high amount of salary-cap space at $77 million roughly and 11 draft picks, including five in the first 65 selections.

The NFL’s tampering window opens March 15, with free agents able to be signed on March 17.

 

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

Written by: 1010admin


Previous post

Hays Carlyon's Jaguars Blog

Jaguars name Trent Baalke general manager

By Hays Carlyon The Jaguars are now led by a three-time national championship coach and a former NFL Executive of the Year. Jaguars owner Shad Khan announced the hiring of Trent Baalke as general manager on Thursday. Baalke will work under new coach Urban Meyer in trying to build the Jaguars back from a disastrous 1-15 season. Baalke served as San Francisco’s general manager from 2011-16. He was named Executive of the Year after the 2011 season. Baalke was hired […]

todayJanuary 21, 2021


Similar posts

Hays Carlyon's Jaguars Blog

HAYS BLOG: Jaguars…WIN!!!!

By Hays Carlyon   There will be 14 teams in the NFL that play in Week 6 and lose. The Jaguars will not be one of them. For the first time in a long time. Savor it. Embrace it. Enjoy it. We don’t know when the next one will come. […]

todayOctober 17, 2021

Hays Carlyon's Jaguars Blog

NFL infamy: Jaguars losing skid reaches 20

By Hays Carlyon   You are experiencing the lowest moment in NFL history, Jaguars. Congratulations. The Jaguars endured their 20th-consecutive loss in a lopsided 37-19 defeat to Tennessee on Sunday at TIAA Bank Field. Straight. Losses. This doesn’t happen to established franchises. Tampa Bay has the NFL record of 26, […]

todayOctober 10, 2021