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Jaguars won't fire head coach, Bronx native Doug Marrone, owner says

Posted: 12:07 PM, Dec 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-31 12:07:42-05
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JACKSONVILLE, F.L. — The Jacksonville Jaguars said Tuesday they're retaining the services of head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell despite consecutive losing seasons.

Owner Shad Khan made the announcement after “positive meetings” with Marrone, Caldwell, their staffs and several players.

Khan said this is "not the time to consider an overhaul of our organization.” Marrone and Caldwell have two years remaining on their contracts.

Marrone was born in the Bronx and played college football at Syracuse University. He previously served as the head coach at Syracuse, and was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills before joining the Jaguars. He also previously served as an assistant coach with the New York Jets, among other teams.

Khan made it clear that expectations are high for 2020. He fired top executive and ex-Giants coach Tom Coughlin two weeks ago, identifying his old-school mentality and overbearing ways as the main problem.

Coughlin's position will not be filled.