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University of Florida Beat Writer, Gator Nation, ESPN.com — ESPN
As seen in:  ESPN, Florida Times-Union

I cover the Jaguars for ESPN's NFL Nation. Usually the shortest person in the pressbox.

Jaguars hiring Nathaniel Hackett as QB coach

espn.go.com — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett will join the Jacksonville Jaguars' coaching staff as quarterbacks coach, according to a league source. Frank Scelfo, who has been the Jaguars' quarerbacks coach for the past two seasons, will remain on the staff. Hackett has previous ties with Jaguars coach Gus Bradley.

All-AFC South superlatives announced

espn.go.com — The All-AFC South team was released on Tuesday and now it's time to give out some superlatives within the division for the 2014 season. The awards were determined by a panel of the NFL Nation writers from the division: Michael DiRocco (Jacksonville), Tania Ganguli (Houston), Paul Kuharsky (Tennessee) and Mike Wells (Indianapolis) Offensive Player of the Year: QB Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Luck led the NFL with 40 touchdown passes and was third in passing yards (4,761).

Sen'Derrick Marks only Jaguar on All-AFC South team

espn.go.com — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks was the Jacksonville Jaguars' best and most consistent player in 2014. He's also their only representative on the All-AFC South team announced today. The team was selected by the NFL Nation reporters covering the division: Myself, Paul Kuharsky ( Tennessee Titans), Mike Wells ( Indianapolis Colts), and Tania Ganguli ( Houston Texans).

A look at the NFL reinstatement procedure

espn.go.com — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said he hoped to hear something from the NFL regarding suspended receiver Justin Blackmon's status for the 2015 season before the NFL draft begins on April 30. If that is to be the case, the Jaguars need Blackmon to apply for reinstatement sometime within the next five weeks.

Senior Bowl wrap-up

espn.go.com — MOBILE, Ala. -- Because of all the Jacksonville Jaguars news on Tuesday and Wednesday, I wasn't able to write much about what was happening on the field at the Senior Bowl. So here, on my final day in Alabama, are 10 observations from practices.

Class move by Jacksonville Jaguars to keep George Yarno under contract

espn.go.com — MOBILE, Ala. --The Jacksonville Jaguars have three offensive line coaches currently under contract and the team has no plans to change that in 2015. [+] Enlarge The Jaguars hired Doug Marrone on Tuesday to be the assistant head coach/offensive line coach.

Jacksonville Jaguars

espn.go.com — MOBILE, Ala. -- After a three-week search, the Jacksonville Jaguars finally have an offensive coordinator. Now comes the hard part. Greg Olson has to fix an offense that hasn't averaged more than 16 points per game since 2010 and has scored just 15.5 points per game over the past four seasons.

Jacksonville Jaguars

espn.go.com — MOBILE, Ala. -- When it came to finding an offensive coordinator, Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley didn't look at stats. They didn't care about yards or points or touchdowns. They paid no attention to rankings, either. All they cared about was whether players developed and improved over the course of a season and beyond.

Jacksonville Jaguars

espn.go.com — MOBILE, Ala. --The Jacksonville Jaguars have three offensive line coaches currently under contract and the team has no plans to change that in 2015. [+] Enlarge The Jaguars hired Doug Marrone on Tuesday to be the assistant head coach/offensive line coach.

Doug Marrone has quite a job ahead of him

espn.go.com — MOBILE, Ala. -- Doug Marrone certainly has a lot of work ahead of him in Jacksonville, fixing an offense line that was one of the league's worst in 2014.
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Feb 01, 2015

@JasonWellsM great meeting you, too. Always good to be able to finally put a face with people that I interact with on Twitter.

Feb 01, 2015

For the love of everything holy can we please get a @PeachValleyFL in Jacksonville? Immediately.

Jan 30, 2015

@pat_dooley I believe I was with you that day. I did not shoot 81. Well, I did, but I still had a lot of holes left to play.

Jan 30, 2015

@AlfieBCC I do. Would love one here but I don't know how feasible that really is. Or if it would do well, either.

Jan 29, 2015

@JagsMUT I don't think he will. Pats probably franchise him. He's by far best FS that could be available.

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