Former Bills coach Doug Marrone joins Jaguars staff

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Doug Marrone hired as Jaguars offensive line and assistant head coach
Tuesday January 20th, 2015

The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Doug Marrone as the team's new assistant head coach for offense and offensive line coach, the team announced on Tuesday.

Marrone opted out of his contract as head coach of the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 31, becoming a free agent. He received $4 million as part of his opt-out. 

Multiple teams were said to be interested in Marrone, and he interviewed with the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears and New York Jets for their head coaching positions. He also reportedly interviewed with the 49ers. The Bears have since hired former Denver Broncos coach John Fox and the Jets hired Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. The Falcons are reportedly expected to hire Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, while the 49ers promoted defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head coach. 

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Marrone led the Bills to a 9-7 finish in his second season with Buffalo. It was the Bills' first winning season since 2004. '

In two years as Buffalo's coach, Marrone posted a 15-17 record.

The Jaguars said they interviewed Marrone last week for their offensive coordinator position, which remains open. Jacksonville has also recently interviewed Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase for the job. 

- Molly Geary

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