Jack Del Rio has been fired as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Chris Mortensen via Tania Ganguli. Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will reportedly take over the coaching reins on an interim basis.
Del Rio became the Jaguars head coach in 2003, but has only managed to put together three winning seasons. His best year came all the way back in 2005 when the team finished 12-4, but also lost their first Playoff game. Overall Del Rio has a 68-70 record in ten seasons.
The Jaguars have been saying that they weren't going to consider a coaching change as recently as Monday when they delayed a decision. They appear to not want to wait any longer.
Tucker has been the defensive coordinator since 2009, following his stint at the same position with the Cleveland Browns.
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