Posted by Will Brinson
On Tuesday, the Jaguars went and fired long-time coach Jack Del Rio. Around that time, we put together a list of potential candidates for the job in Jacksonville, with varying degrees of experience and success.
Well, we can already cross one guy off the list, as former Ravens coach Brian Billick, now an analyst with the NFL Network, isn't interested in the gig.
"They’re looking for young and cheap, and I'm neither," Billick said on the NFL Network Tuesday, via NFL.com.
It's a bit insulting, I guess, to assume to that the Jaguars will be "cheap," even if Billicks' correct. (And a bit, um, something to presume that Billick will command "not cheap" money, even if he does have a Super Bowl on his résumé.)
As we noted on the latest podcast, Billick is a sensible candidate for many teams, but he might not work for the Jaguars, who are more likely to go with a coordinator than a big-name head coach.
Shahid Khan is the new owner and presumably will have a hand in hiring the newest coach. (Would you buy a new Honda Civic and let your cousin drive it first? I didn't think so.) So there's a chance he starts slinging around cash.
The more likely scenario, though, is that the Jaguars look towards an up-and-coming coordinator. Given where that job stands in terms of stature and security, it's much more likely that Jacksonville can land someone looking for their first gig than an experienced name.
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