NFL Free Company Tracker: Chargers Alternate For Chicago Bears Linebacker Khalil Mack

With the 2022 NFL season on the horizon, the Texans are in retailer for an energetic offseason. Note alongside with for the total most up-to-date recordsdata, notes, and transactions underneath. 

MAR 11 TEXANS RE-SIGN STARTER Following a solid debut marketing campaign with the Houston Texans, overall supervisor Prick Caserio has re-signed linebacker Christian Kirksey to a two-one year deal.

The used Cleveland Brown began 12 of his 13 appearances in 2021, racking up 93 tackles, one interception, eight defended passes, and two recovered fumbles. 

The 29-one year-feeble is the first impending defensive free agent to be re-signed by the Texans this offseason, and the greatest title total to be signed to this level. 

MAR 11 TEXANS ADD OL DEPTH The Houston Texans added some extra depth to the offensive line room on Thursday afternoon, signing used Texas A&M offensive lineman Carson Inexperienced. 

Firstly signed as an undrafted free agent in 2021, Inexperienced spent final season on the Texans’ note squad.

MAR 10 CHARGERS BOLT UP PASS RUSH The Chicago Bears are procuring and selling Pro Bowl pass rusher Khalil Mack to the Los Angeles Chargers in exchange for draft capital. Consistent with ESPN, the Bears will acquire Los Angeles’ second-spherical have interaction (No. 48) and a 2023 sixth-spherical have interaction, pending a bodily from Mack.

Mack, 31, is coming off a profession-worst with Chicago, but mild is regarded as possible the most cease pass rushers in the sport. Final season in seven games, he recorded 19 total tackles, six tackles for loss and 6 sacks. Mack modified into as soon as placed on the injured reserve following a season-ending foot injury that required surgical treatment.

With the addition of Mack, Chargers’ coach Brandon Staley will continue to stir his protection in a 3-4 manner with an emphasis on attacking the quarterback. Final season, Chargers’ standout Joey Bosa recorded 51 total tackles and 10.5 sacks. Los Angeles executed center of the pack in sacks with easiest 35.

The Bears, now led by used Indianapolis Colts’ defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, will now beget two second-spherical picks to plot around second-one year QB Justin Fields.  

MAR 9 MR. WENTZ HEADS TO WASHINGTON The Washington Commanders are procuring and selling for Indianapolis quarterback Carson Wentz. Consistent with ESPN, the Commanders will ship as a minimum two third-spherical picks in exchange for the used No. 2 have interaction. 

Wentz, 29, modified into as soon as traded by the Philadelphia Eagles final season in exchange for a conditional first-spherical have interaction. In his lone season underneath Frank Reich, Wentz threw for 3,563 yards, 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions while finishing 62.4 p.c of his passes. 

The Colts executed 9-8, lacking the playoffs due to a Week 18 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. When asked on Wentz’s lengthy-time length design final week, Colts’ overall supervisor Chris Ballard remained noncommittal of his position transferring forward. 

“The in point of fact pretty QBs in this league, and they beget in point of fact, in point of fact pretty mechanics,” Ballard said. “Can he enhance? Yes. However normally at the same time as you salvage in the sport, you revert support. However he can enhance.”

MAR 8 WILSON TO THE MILE HIGH CITY  The Denver Broncos are procuring and selling for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in a blockbuster deal that is anticipated to be surrounded by a few first-spherical picks. The deal is anticipated to be finalized pending a bodily from Wilson.

The Broncos were anticipated to be in the market for a starting up ragged quarterback after horrendous play from several starters due to cease of the Peyton Manning generation. Denver modified into as soon as attracted to buying Inexperienced Bay Packers starter Aaron Rodgers, however the 37-one year-feeble agreed to phrases on a four-one year deal value as a lot as $200 million Tuesday morning to remain in Inexperienced Bay.

The principle points of the alternate beget no longer been released, but used Broncos starter Drew Lock can be headed to Seattle as section of the deal. Wilson expressed hobby in being traded final offseason, however the workforce elected to defend his rights for any other one year. 

MAR 8 RODGERS STAYS WITH GREEN BAY Aaron Rodgers has dedicated to the Inexperienced Bay Packers for the subsequent four years and is determined to manufacture $200 million over the route of the deal, making it a actually worthy contract in NFL history.

MARCH 4: DAVIS COMING BACK? Consistent with a list from Pro Soccer Community’s Aaron Wilson, the Texans are anticipated to re-signal extensive receiver Davion Davis after the starting up put of the original league on March 16. 

Davis modified into as soon as sent to injured reserve final season in Week 14, after fracturing his ankle in the workforce’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Davis performed in two games in 2021, making one take for 17 yards on three targets. Davis modified into as soon as injured on that play. 

MARCH 3: MORRISSEY MAKES RETURN: The Texans are anticipated to officially signal offensive lineman Jimmy Morrissey to a one-one year contract. The ideas modified into as soon as first reported by Pro Soccer Community’s Aaron Wilson. Drafted by the Las Vegas Raiders as seventh-spherical draft have interaction final April, Morrissey modified into as soon as lower at some level of the final week of the preseason and modified into as soon as signed by Houston off the Raiders’ note squad

Morrissey performed in 5 games with four begins for the Texans when ragged center Justin Britt modified into as soon as sidelined due to injury. He’s anticipated to compete for starting up reps at center underneath original coach Lovie Smith.

“Jimmy’s an even dude,” defensive deal with Maliek Collins said of Morrissey in December. “He modified into as soon as continuously, even sooner than this likelihood presented itself to him. He modified into as soon as in there giving mountainous looks to be. Gritty, tricky guy, I like him loads.”

FEB 24: BURROUGH PASSES AWAY Longtime Houston Oilers extensive receiver Ken Burrough, a two-time Pro Bowl choice popular for carrying the No. 00 – and the final NFL participant to realize so – died Thursday at 73.


Burrough passed away at his residence in Jacksonville, Fla., in line alongside with his family.

A first-spherical have interaction by the Novel Orleans Saints in 1970, Burrough modified into as soon as traded to Houston in 1971. He led the NFL with a profession-excessive 1,063 receiving yards in 1975. When he retired after the 1981 season, he’d totaled 421 catches for 7,102 yards and 49 ratings in 156 games.

For the Oilers/Tennessee Titans franchise, he’s third all-time in receiving yards (6,906) and is tied for second with 47 touchdown catches.


The Houston Texans beget re-signed linebacker Tae Davis, per an announcement from his agent, David Canter. 

Davis initially signed with the Texans in March of 2021 but modified into as soon as pressured to miss everything of the season after being placed on injured reserve. 

Entering his sixth season in the NFL, Davis has looked in 40 games for the length of his profession, 22 of which got right here with the Novel York Giants, while 18 got right here with the Cleveland Browns. 

Davis has 52 tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss, and 5 quarterback hits in his profession. 


The Houston Texans beget re-signed lengthy snapper Jon Weeks to a one-one year contract per stories from Pro Soccer Community’s Aaron Wilson. 

The used Pro Bowler has been with the Texans for 12 seasons, as is the longest-tenured participant in franchise history.

In his 12 seasons with the workforce, Weeks has never passed over a snap, playing in a franchise-tale 193 consecutive games.

FEB 20 COACH PHILLIPS Wes Phillips is continuous a rich family soccer tradition, the grandson of Bum Phillips, son of Wade Phillips and used Dallas Cowboys assistant now becoming a member of the Minnesota Vikings as their original offensive coordinator underneath head coach Kevin O’Connell.

Phillips has been on the Rams workers, where McConnell modified into as soon as no longer too lengthy ago as Los Angeles obtained the Massive Bowl.

Wes, 42, a local of Houston, modified into as soon as in Dallas from 2007 to 2013 in lots of roles, alongside side time when dad Wade, now 74, modified into as soon as the Cowboys head coach.

Grandfather Bum modified into as soon as clearly a legendary used Houston Oilers coach.

FEB 19 FLORES HIRED The Steelers beget named Brian Flores as their senior defensive assistant/linebackers coach.

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Flores modified into as soon as most no longer too lengthy ago the highest coach of the Miami Dolphins and in the wake of his most up-to-date firing – and his job interviews for head coaching positions that did no longer come to fruition, alongside side in Houston – has filed a lawsuit against the NFL claiming racial injustices in the league’s hiring practices.

“I am occupied with Brian Flores becoming a member of our coaching workers given his history of increasing and teaching defensive gamers at some level of his time in the NFL,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “Brian’s resume speaks for itself, and I no longer sleep for him alongside side his trip to back our workforce.”

FEB 19: JACKSON HIRED The Texans beget Kenyon Jackson, the son of used NFL Pro Bowl tight cease Keith Jackson, to Lovie Smith’s workers. Jackson, 23, has been a Dolphins coaching assistant after having performed underneath Lovie at Illinois. Jacques Cesaire is the original Houston D-line coach. Cesaire, 41, performed in the NFL and is being employed off the Bills workers.

Additionally coming aboard, per colleague Aaron Wilson, is yet any other Illinois ex, All-Massive Ten Conference linebacker Dele Harding, who will support as a defensive assistant.


The Houston Texans endured to plot their coaching workers underneath original head coach Lovie Smith on Wednesday, hiring used Jaguars assistant Joe Danna because the workforce’s original safeties coach. 

Danna helped coach safeties and nickel backs in Jacksonville, and has additionally been an assistant with the Falcons, Dolphins, and Jets. 


The Houston Texans added yet yet any other original title to the coaching workers underneath Lovie Smith, in used Bills assistant line of defense coach Jacques Cesaire, per a list from Aaron Wilson. 

Cesaire will snatch the lead line of defense coach tasks for Houston, replacing Bobby King, who is now the inner linebackers coach for the Tennessee Titans. 

Cesaire spent 10 seasons in the NFL as a defensive cease for the San Diego Chargers from 2003-2012 and modified into as soon as named the Chargers line of defense coach in 2015. 

After leaving that put up following the 2019 season, Cesaire modified into as soon as employed by the Bills in 2020 ass the assistant line of defense coach, where he has been ever since. 


The Houston Texans added yet any other title to their original coaching workers on Friday morning, hiring used Grambling Express offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ted White as an offensive assistant, per a list from NFL insider Aaron Wilson. 

Per Wilson, White is anticipated to work carefully with Davis Mills and the quarterbacks. 

White additionally has a connection to original Texans offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, who coached White when he modified into as soon as the quarterback for the XFL’s DC Defenders. White modified into as soon as additionally wildly productive as a college quarterback, throwing for 9,908 yards and 92 touchdowns in his profession. 

White additionally spent time in the CFL and in NFL Europe and made coaching stops at Texas Southern, Howard, Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Southern, and Prairie Search A&M at lots of offensive positions, alongside side offensive coordinator. 


The Houston Texans beget promoted assistant Ben McDaniels to salvage over because the workforce’s extensive receivers coach and passing sport coordinator, per stories. 

McDaniels modified into as soon as employed final season three years with the Michigan Wolverines as an offensive assistant — two of which because the workforce’s quarterbacks coach. 

The brother of Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels, he additionally has six years of trip as an assistant with the Bears, Broncos and Buccaneers. 

McDaniels has signed a three-one year contract with the Texans. 

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Lovie Smith’s original workers with the Texans continues to salvage form, with stories indicating that he intends to defend cornerbacks coach Dino Vasso.

Vasso is coming off of his first season with the Texans after spending four years with the Philadelphia Eagles because the defensive quality adjust/assistant secondary coach, and later because the assistant defensive coordinator.


The Novel Orleans Saints beget stumbled on their change for Sean Payton, and it got right here from within the organization. 

On Monday afternoon, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Dennis Allen, who has served because the Saints defensive coordinator due to 2015 season, modified into as soon as told by the organization that he would salvage over because the original head coach. 

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Allen modified into as soon as additionally with the Saints as an assistant line of defense coach from 2006 to 2007, and because the secondary coach from 2008 to 2010. 

Ahead of his return to Novel Orleans, Allen modified into as soon as served because the highest coach of the Oakland Raiders, where he went 8-28 in three seasons. 


FEB 6 HAMILTON TO JAGS? For the fourth time this offseason, Houston Texans quarterback coach Pep Hamilton is garnering attention for a vacant offensive coordinator position.

After declining an interview with the Carolina Panthers, and interviewing with the Novel York Giants and the Chicago Bears, Houston’s AFC South opponents the Jacksonville Jaguars beget now requested to talk to Hamilton.

Consistent with Aaron Wilson, if Lovie Smith is called the subsequent head coach of the Texans, nevertheless, he intends to title Hamilton offensive coordinator in Houston.

The stir for Hamilton looks to be like or no longer it is on.

FEB 6 MCDANIEL GETS IT The Miami Dolphins’ head coaching search modified into as soon as down to two candidates. However as of Sunday, San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel, who modified into as soon as said to be the “front-runner,” is getting the job.

That map Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, who modified into as soon as in play to such an extent that we’re told Moore modified into as soon as working to assemble a workers he would salvage to Miami, is now staying at The Star.

There are stories that McDaniel‘s interview with the Dolphins lasted 10 hours … it’s rather possible that Moore’s interview modified into as soon as lengthy as nicely

However the Dolphins, who are trying to change the fired Brian Flores, and beget a tiny a extensive number on their hands, are going to hunt recordsdata from McDaniel to repair the mess.

Moore, 33, has factual four years of coaching trip but has lengthy been viewed as a rising extensive title after guiding the Cowboys offense to No. 1 rankings in lots of NFL categories.

He modified into as soon as in play. However now he’s support in play with Dallas.

And McDaniel? At 38, he’s paid some dues. From 2006 to 2008, he modified into as soon as a Texans offensive assistant as he began to spring from the Shanahan coaching tree. In 2015, McDaniel modified into as soon as employed by the Falcons as their extensive receivers coach underneath head coach Dan Quinn. He’s a “whiz kid” … and now he’s responsible.

FEB 3 PETERSON TO JAGS After an exhaustive search, the Jacksonville Jaguars beget reportedly employed their next head coach, in used Eagles coach Doug Peterson. 

Peterson spent 5 seasons with Philadelphia, finishing with a 42-37-1 tale and a Massive Bowl LII salvage. 

JAN 31 CAMPEN OUT The Texans are trying to plot up their coaching workers, but some issues cannot wait – and James Campen, the Texans offensive line coach this past season, is curiously a form of issues.

Campen has signed on with the Carolina Panthers, where he can be reunited with original Panthers offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, with whom he labored of their days with the Inexperienced Bay Packers.

JAN 26 2 AFC SOUTH CHANGES The Bears beget lined up second interviews with Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and with Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus on Wednesday … with Eberflus’ doable departure establishing an impact on the AFC South, where the Houston Texans additionally beget their look on what also can happen in Jacksonville, where the failed reign of Urban Meyer also can consequence in a takeover by Byron Leftwich.

Eberflus, who modified into as soon as a top defensive assistant in Dallas sooner than transferring to Indy a few years ago, is additionally scheduled for a second interview with the Jaguars on Thursday. So there may be more AFC South intrigue there.

However in a principal circulation, we now were told that Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich is the front-runner for the Jags job.

In the period in-between, clearly, the Texans are alive to with their very salvage search. The tip names right here seem to be Brian Flores (Dilapidated Dolphins head coach), Jonathan Gannon (Eagles defensive coordinator), Joe Lombardi (Chargers offensive coordinator), Kevin O’Connell (Rams offensive coordinator) and Josh McCown (Dilapidated NFL QB).


The Novel Orleans Saints enter the conversation for a original head coach following Tuesday’s recordsdata. Consistent with NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport, Sean Payton has told the Benson family that he can be “stepping away” from the workforce after 16 seasons. Consistent with Prick Underhill of NewOrleans.Soccer, Payton is retiring and must mild no longer be attracted to coaching as of this time. 

Hired in 2006, Payton, 58, modified into possible the most 2 faces to remodel the Saints from possible the most league’s worst teams into a stable organization. Teamed with future Hall of Reputation quarterback Drew Brees, the Saints modified into possible the most NFC’s very top franchise, finishing with nine seasons of 10-plus wins and nine playoff appearances at some level of that span. 

This past season with out Brees, the Saints executed 9-8, lacking the postseason for the first time since 2016. Jameis Winston modified into as soon as anticipated to change Brees, but a torn ACL in Week 8 mark him the relaxation of the season, main Novel Orleans into playing four lots of quarterbacks over the 17-sport length. 

Payton finishes his time with the Saints with a 152-89 tale and a Massive Bowl salvage in 2009. More than one stories counsel that the Dallas Cowboys can be attracted to firing Mike McCarthy in divulge to pronounce Payton over after an early Wild Card Round loss to the San Francisco 49ers earlier this month. 


The Texans beget requested permission to interview Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon. Gannon is also added to a Houston head coach checklist we glimpse as being led by Jerod Mayo and Brian Flores. Gannon visits are additionally in from the Broncos and Vikings.

Journey curiously is no longer predominant as far as Texans overall supervisor Prick Caserio is anxious when it involves making an are trying to search out a head coach. Having interviewed Hall of Famer Hines Ward earlier this week, who has easiest has two seasons as a paunchy-time coach underneath his belt, the Texans additionally concept to assign in mind used journeyman quarterback Josh McCown in accordance to Peter Schrager. 

Houston did interview McCown for the the same pickle final one year while he modified into as soon as mild officially a Texans participant


The Texans beget fired head coach David Culley following a 4-13 preliminary season as head coach, in accordance to league sources.

No longer in play as a change, as we comprehend it compatible now is Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

However maybe in play? One other Patriots staffer, linebackers coach Jerod Mayo. And given the relationships alive to … Patriots ex Brian Flores?

Offensive coordinator Tim Kelly has additionally been brushed aside.


The Novel York Giants beget fired Joe Judge after two seasons in the Massive Apple. Following excessive expectations and a lucrative offseason of spending in free company, Novel York executed with a 4-13 tale and final in the NFC East.

In two season, Judge, 40 posted a 10-23 tale. In his first one year with the franchise, the used Novel England Patriots special teams coordinator impressed, finishing second in the NFC East with a 6-10 tale.

The Giants initially elected to withhold Judge in extensive section as a result of model of firing coaches early. Every Ben McAdoo and Pat Shurmur were fired after two seasons. Novel York has no longer posted a a hit tale since 2015.

The Giants will additionally be procuring for a original overall supervisor after Dave Gettleman announced he would retire. 

JAN 10 MILLS’ VOTE David Mills, the Texans rookie QB who also can signify the lengthy stir of the franchise at the pickle, expressed hope that first-one year coach David Culley can be retained. He’d favor to withhold building his profession with him.

“Yeah, I beget he did a mountainous job all season,” Mills said.” Obviously, he modified into as soon as a mountainous leader for the workforce. In the sport of soccer, ultimately, it comes down to wins and losses, but he had paunchy faith in the workforce and in point of fact led us nicely all season. I cherished him as a coach, and I’m hoping he’s support.” is reporting that Culley and workers are underneath review relating to a Year 2 retention.

JAN 10: FLORES FINISHED WITH DOLPHINS In a shocker, the Miami Dolphins beget fired head coach Brian Flores following a salvage over the Novel England Patriots Sunday. Miami executed the 2021 season with a 9-8 tale after starting up the one year off 1-7.

Flores, 40, spent the final seasons at the helm for the Dolphins, posting a 24-25 tale. Final season, Miami executed 10-6, but did no longer fabricate the playoffs. The Dolphins are anticipated to be extensive gamers this offseason in the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes. The firing of Flores map he also can no longer be alive to with that process. … and it causes us to wonder – as Flores modified into as soon as section of Watson’s enchantment to Miami – if the Dolphins beget already obtained a Watson-friendly route certain.

The most up-to-date on Watson talks is right here.


The Chicago Bears beget fired both head coach Matt Nagy and overall supervisor Ryan Tempo. The ideas modified into as soon as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Nagy, 43, obtained the NFL’s Coach of the Year award after his first season in 2018, when he led the Bears to a 12-4 tale and reached the playoffs for the first time in eight years. Following a sizzling begin, he couldn’t maintain that success over the following three seasons.

Nagy executed his four-one year stir in Chicago with a 34-31 tale. With three lots of quarterbacks in 2021, the Bears stumbled to a 6-11 tale, finishing third in the NFC North.

Tempo, 44, modified into as soon as employed because the Bears GM in 2015. He may maybe maybe maybe be very top known for his unfavorable 2017 number of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 choice over names like Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson.


The Minnesota Vikings beget fired head coach Mike Zimmer and overall supervisor Rick Spielman following the 2021 season. The ideas modified into as soon as first reported by NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport. 

Zimmer, 65, served because the Vikings coach since 2014. All over his eight-one year stir, Minnesota posted a 71-56-1 tale, making the postseason thrice with an look in the NFC Championship in 2018. 

Since the 2018 season, the Vikings beget did no longer salvage the NFC North. Zimmer has posted a 33-31-1 tale with easiest two a hit seasons. Minnesota executed 8-9 in 2021 no topic excessive expectations following final one year’s NFL free company and the NFL draft. 

Spielman, 59, modified into as soon as employed because the workforce’s GM support in 2012. Sooner than his tenure in the front pickle of enterprise, Spielman served as Minnesota’s Vp of participant personnel from 2006-11. 

JAN 9: TEXANS AND MCDANIELS? sources beget indicated that the Houston organization is leaning toward preserving head coach David Culley. However at the the same time, an NFL source has told us to withhold an look on Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to the Texans must mild the membership’s deep examination of the work of Culley consequence in a switch. Plump story right here.


The Denver Broncos are parting techniques with Vic Fangio following three seasons. The Broncos executed 7-10 in 2021 with a 28-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fangio, 63, has been regarded as a top-tier defensive coordinator at some level of the past two decades sooner than being employed in 2019. Taking on for Vance Joseph, Fangio executed with a 19-30 tale. Denver’s very top season underneath his route modified into as soon as support in 2019 with a 7-9 tale.

“This morning, George and I told Vic of the choice to section techniques with him as head coach of the Denver Broncos,” President and CEO Joe Ellis said in a inform. “For the final three seasons, Vic assign his heart and soul into coaching the Broncos. I beget to thank Coach Fangio for giving his most effort to our organization due to day he modified into as soon as employed.

The firing of Fangio now makes Denver the third begin pickle this offseason. Every the Las Vegas Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars beget begun their searches after the resignation of Jon Gruden and firing of Urban Meyer.

The Jags search, by the approach, will comprise a refer to with used Texans boss Bill OBrien. (Look underneath.)

Fangio can be possible the most more sought-after coordinators this offseason after his success with the San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Houston Texans and other teams.


The Carolina Panthers will defend Matt Rhule as head coach for the 2022 season. In two years with the Queen City franchise, Rhule has posted a 10-22 heading into Sunday’s season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Rhule’s first job this offseason can be to search out the Panthers’ next offensive coordinator. The workforce fired Joe Brady at some level of its bye week. Brady, who is extremely top known for his time with Joe Burrow at some level of the 2019 national championship season stir with LSU, never predominant to select to the stir sport, which modified into as soon as deemed a disaster by Rhule. 

Panthers owner David Tepper gave Rhule a seven-one year, $62 million contract following the firing of Ron Rivera. As nicely as, Tepper dedicated to paying $6 million to have interaction out Rhule’s deal at Baylor.

JAN 8: QUINN IN? NFL sources notify that defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is actually a “top candidate” in Denver as Fangio strikes on. That paunchy story right here.

JAN 7: BOB BACK? Sources notify us that the Jaguars are angry by alongside side Bill O’Brien of their stumble on a original head coach to change the disgraced Urban Meyer. O’Brien is the offensive coordinator at Alabama, with the title sport on Monday night, and must mild interview with the Jags following that sport. More recordsdata right here.