Jaguars fire head coach Mularkey

The Jaguars lost eight games by 16 points or more under Mularkey this season.

(SportsData) – The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Thursday that they have dismissed head coach Mike Mularkey after one year at the helm of the team. The Jaguars finished 2-14 in 2012, the worst record in franchise history.

The move comes just two days after the Jaguars hired David Caldwell to be their new general manager.

“I informed Mike today that he will not return as head coach of the Jaguars,” Caldwell said in a statement released by the team. ”I know Mike well and do not want anyone to misinterpret the rationale behind my decision. Mike is an excellent coach and I am sure he will succeed in his next stop in the NFL.”

“However, I must do what I believe is best for the Jacksonville Jaguars and immediately explore every avenue possible to turn our football team around. For that to happen as seamlessly as we want, and as quickly as our fans deserve, I feel it is in everyone’s best interests for an immediate and clean restart.”

Caldwell will hold a press conference along with owner Shad Khan at 4 p.m. ET today to discuss the move and their search for a replacement.

 

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