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Jaguars Coaching Hire: Reactions To Mike Mularkey Are Mixed

The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Mike Mularkey to coach their football team, and there are some mixed reactions about the hire. On the positive side is Tom Donahoe, who hired Mularkey when he was the GM of the Bills, according to Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.

“He’s an outstanding candidate to be a head coach,” Donahoe said “He’s a tough guy who understands the game and what it takes in terms of practice, and offensively he’s very creative. He does a good job of utilizing personnel.”

But the Jacksonville media and some National outlets weren't so positive.

In The Sports Xchange, veteran NFL writer Len Pasquarelli wrote after the Falcons’ loss that, “chances are that, on the flight home from here, [team owner Arthur] Blank was penning letters of recommendation, perhaps hoping for some addition by subtraction.”

For Shahid Khan, the hire wasn't about sizzle so much as it was about building a consistent winner in Jacksonville, according to Tania Ganguli.

"To me, it was after the splash are they going to be successful?" Khan said. "When you start sobering up, how does it feel? That’s the key issue. After the binge, how do you feel? ...

For more on the Jacksonville Jaguars head coaching search, visit SB Nation's Jaguars blog Big Cat Country.

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