(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Atlanta Falcons’ offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey to be their new head coach on Tuesday.
The Jaguars, who finished third in the AFC South this year with a record of 5-11, will be hoping Mularkey will be able to improve a league-worst offense in 2011.
Mularkey will be the franchise’s third head coach in 18 years.
“Mike recognizes the challenge and opportunity before all of us, and that’s to make the Jacksonville Jaguars one of the premier franchises in the National Football League, bar none,” new owner Shahid Khan said in a statement. “In simple terms, Mike is aiming high.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire