Scott Linehan viewed as a top contender for Jags’ OC job
The Jacksonville Jaguars have actually made it main with Urban Meyer. Nevertheless, there is still work to be performed in regards to completing his personnel.
The addition that will probably be the most essential will be at offending planner — and Meyer has a previous coach in mind for the job. Per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, previous Dallas Cowboys offending planner Scott Linehan is a prime prospect for the job.
Scott Linehan has actually become a prime prospect for Jaguars offending planner under Urban Meyer, per @toddarcher and me. Previous NFL head coach and OC was at LSU in 2015, has long had relationship with Meyer.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) January 15, 2021
Linehan, 57, invested 2020 as a death video game planner with Louisiana State University. He parted methods with the program last month after changing present Carolina Panthers offending planner Joe Brady, who was the Tigers’ death video game planner in 2019.
Linehan is somebody who Meyer has actually typically credited for mentoring him back in the 90s and early 2000s when he was an assistant for Notre Dame and ultimate head coach at Bowling Green. As an outcome, a few of Linehan’s recommendations (along with others) assisted Meyer produce an offending viewpoint.
Linehan likewise makes a great deal of sense for Meyer due to the fact that he brings NFL head coach and planner experience to the table, which is big for a coach finding out the methods of the NFL. He invested 2002-18 in the league as a coach making significant drop in Minnesota, St. Louis (as the head coach), Detroit, and Dallas, among others locations.
While in Dallas, Linehan coached Dak Prescott from his novice season through the 2018 season. Nevertheless, he parted methods with the Cowboys on Jan. 19.
Jags fans might keep in mind Linehan’s name from the 2020 offseason. The factor for that is due to the fact that he was among a couple of coaches spoke with for the Jags’ offending planner job.
While acting as the Cowboys’ offending planner (2015-18), Linehan’s systems were ranked 20th, 26th, and 23rd in regards to passing. Those aren’t excellent figures, however it’s worth keeping in mind that Dallas was 2nd (twice), then tenth in his last season as a hurrying system. That may be music to James Robinson’s ears, though fans might be worried about the pass.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.