Jags to announce two new staff additions
According to a report on CNNSI.com, The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Virginia's Bill Musgrave and Ravens Mike Smith to be Jack Del Rio's new offensive and defensive coordinators respectfully. A source within the league told the Associated Press that both will be introduced officially on Monday.
Musgrave, who is 39 years old, spent the last two years as Virginia's offensive coordinator/quarterback coach. The former NFL quarterback helped coach the Cavilers to a second place finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2002. Prior to Virginia, the former Oregon Duck quarterback, served as the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers in 2000. In 1999 he was the Panthers quarterback coach and helped Steve Beuerlein earn a spot on the All-Pro team. Musgrave also served as an assistant for Philadelphia, Oakland and Indianapolis.
Smith replaced De Rio as linebacker coach in 2002. Prior to this year, he spend three years in Baltimore coaching the defensive line and special teams. Before Joining the Ravens in 1999, he was a linebacker coach at Tennessee Tech for 12 years, including holding the defensive coordinator title for the last three years there.
Del Rio and Jacksonville team owner Weaver Weaver are both on the record about wanting to find a young, innovative mind to run a wide-open attack on offense.
"Defensive coaches are labeled that they're going to be very conservative, but that's not my style," Del Rio said. "I'm not conservative. We're going to be efficient, we're going to execute, but we are going to attack the defense."
Del Rio hopes to have his coaching staff completed by Thursday.
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