Posted by Will Brinson
Expect to hear a lot of denials about interest in the Jacksonville gig in the coming days and weeks, like the one we saw on Tuesday from Brian Billick. This is what happens when a down-and-out franchise like the Jaguars decides to fire its coach: rumors start flying about possible replacements.
But this one is just weird: Randy Edsall denied interest in the job on Tuesday. Even though, you know, he won two games at Maryland last year and just had John Feinstein ink a scathing cry for Edsall's head in The Washington Post.
"The only job that I am worried about, and the job that I have got all my heart and soul and attention on, is Maryland," Edsall told Jason Reid of The Post on Tuesday. "We are going to do the things necessary to make sure that this program goes where we want it to go. And I have never been more encouraged and excited and invigorated than I am right now."
The idea of Edsall being interested in the Jaguars gig stems from the time he spent in Jacksonville working under Tom Coughlin -- Edsall was the defensive backs coach for the Jaguars from 1994 to 1997. Dave Razzano, and NFL scout, tweeted on Tuesday that Edsall will get "strong consideration from Jacksonville."
But that seems beyond unlikely. Edsall's stock drop over the past calendar year is so precipitous that it makes Enron look like a solid investment. He's got former players lobbing him under the bus and coming off an inexplicable meltdown against NC State in the Terrapins final game, you'd think Edsall would take a look at any sanctuary he could find.
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