Report: Jack Del Rio Fired By Jaguars, Mel Tucker Named Interim Head Coach


The Jaguars have a new head coach.

Jacksonville has fired head coach Jack Del Rio, according to a report by Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union.

Del Rio took over for Tom Coughlin in 2003 and led the team to a 9-7 finish a year later, the club’s best record since 1999. The Jags went 12-4 in 2005 and made a return to the playoffs before being eliminated by the Patriots in the Wild Card round. Two seasons later, the team again reached the postseason and pulled an upset over the Steelers in the Wild Card before again falling to New England.

Since then, Jacksonville has yet to turn in a winning season, finishing 8-8 last season. The club is 3-7 so far this season and out of contention in an otherwise mediocre AFC.

Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will take over the head coaching duties on an interim basis.

Del Rio’s final record in the River City was 68-71.

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