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Brian Schottenheimer Interviewed for the Jaguars HC Job

by Phil Sullivan on January 7, 2012

Jets fans will be happy with how Brian Schottenheimer’s interview with the Jacksonville Jaguars went if no news is truly good news.  There is not a lot being reported, except that the Jaguars will make a decision fast and the interview took place in NY.

From Jacksonville.com

The Jaguars interviewed New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for their head coaching position on Friday, a day after general manager Gene Smith reportedly flew to Charlotte, N.C., to interview Carolina offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski.

It’s unclear where Schottenheimer’s interview took place, but Jaguars owner Shahid Khan was in the New York area on Friday. Schottenheimer was also a candidate to be Florida’s offensive coordinator but withdrew his name from consideration because he would prefer to coach in the NFL.

Schottenheimer has spent the past six seasons with the Jets, but he has come under fire along with quarterback Mark Sanchez after the Jets finished 8-8 and failed to make the playoffs this season.

Jaguars fans don’t seem to like the candidate list, especially the thought of hiring Schotty.  Here are some of the comments by fans:

By cool beans | 01/07/12 – 08:38 am – Who? And gene the draft bust machine doing the interviews? We will surely get another clown for a coach.
By tricat | 01/07/12 – 09:18 am – There’s an established “Fire Shottenheimer” website, normally more common for head coaches, whereas as in Charlotte they’re more like please don’t take Chud yet. BIzarre that they would waste time talking to Shottenheimer with his record compared to the other candidates.
In other news, Brian Schottenheimer withdrew his name from consideration for the Offensive Coordinator position at the University of Florida.

Phil Sullivan

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