Jacksonville Jaguar’s head coach Urban Meyer has been on duty for over two weeks and has spent a lot of time putting together his first NFL coaching team.
The Jaguars have not yet made any official announcements about attitudes related to Meyer’s coaching staff, but there have been numerous reports of the coaches due to join Meyer in Jacksonville in 2021. Here we try to update the latest news for each role.
Offensive coordinator: Darrell Bevell is expected to be named Jacksonville Offensive Coordinator. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo first reported on Bevell’s hiring. Bevell spent seven seasons in Seattle as the offensive coordinator from 2011 to 2017 and was Detroit’s offensive coordinator for the last two seasons.
Passing game coordinator: Another former Seahawks offensive coordinator is expected to join Jacksonville’s staff in Brian Schottenheimer, who is reportedly the coordinator for the team’s passing game. Tom Pelissero from NFL Network and Adam Schefter from ESPN first reported on the hiring.
Quarterbacks trainer: Indefinite. There has been no official news of hiring quarterbacks coaches, but Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson reported last week that some of the names under consideration are Mike McCoy and Mike Sullivan.
Running Backs Coach: Indefinite. It is not yet clear whether coach Terry Robiskie will join Meyer’s staff.
Tight Ends Trainer: According to Sean Fitz of Lions247, the Jaguars will hire Penn State co-offensive coordinator / tight-end trainer Tyler Bowen. Bowen has a track record as both a tight-end coach and an offensive line coach at the college football level. He named games for Penn State in the 2019 Cotton Bowl when the Nittany Lions set a school record for points in a bowl game at 53.
Offensive bus: Indefinite, but CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd reported Jan. 19 that Meyer is expected to keep offensive coach George Warhop.
Wide Receiver Coach: According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Jaguars will hire Sanjay Lal as a large-scale trainer. Lal served as the lead offensive assistant for the Seattle Seahawks in 2020.
Defense Coordinator: The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec says the Jaguars are due to appoint former Baltimore Ravens defensive coach Joe Cullen as their defensive coordinator. Cullen has never been an NFL defensive coordinator, but has a long track record as a defensive coach.
Defensive bus: Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports and The Athletic reported that the Jaguars are expected to hire former Alabama co-defensive coordinator and Atlanta Falcons defensive lines coach Tosh Lupoi.
The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec said former Ravens deputy defensive coach Sterling Lucas will also be reportedly with the Jaguars.
Linebacker trainer: Indefinite. Brett McMurphy of the stadium reported that Charlie Strong would likely be the linebacker coach, but the Jaguars also interviewed former Baltimore Ravens defense assistant Zach Orr for the position, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
Defensive coach: Former Ohio and Texas state defensive coordinator Chris Ash will be Jacksonville’s second coach, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Special team coordinator: NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that the Jaguars will hire former Seahawks Special Team Coordinator Brian Schneider. The former assistant coach of the Dallas Cowboys special teams, Carlos Polk, is also said to be a member of the staff, according to Field Yates of ESPN.