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Jaguars Fans Should Be Excited About Latest Head Coaching Interview

Adam Taylor McKillop
Here's why Jacksonville Jaguars fans should be excited about their latest head coaching interview.
Here's why Jacksonville Jaguars fans should be excited about their latest head coaching interview. / Sam Greenwood/GettyImages

After a turbulent year under Urban Meyer, the Jacksonville Jaguars kick off the 2022 NFL offseason in search of a new head coach. NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported one candidate the team has already booked for an interview and the name should have Jaguars fans fired up.

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Jacksonville plans to interview Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien on Thursday. The former NFL coach may be recently remembered for his tumultuous end with the Houston Texans in 2020, but a deeper dive into his resume reveals some resounding successes.

Let's start off with his one year as Alabama's OC. Not only did O'Brien help lead the Crimson Tide to another National Championship appearance and guide quarterback Bryce Young to a Heisman Trophy. The offense also ranked top-10 in every offensive category including sixth in points per game (39.6), seventh in passing yards per game (338.2) and seventh in total yards per game (488.2).

O'Brien spent 6.5 years as the Texans head coach prior to his stop at Alabama. He only put together one full losing campaign (4-12 in 2017) before attempting to operate as both head coach and general manager for the Texans in 2020. This is when things went haywire and an 0-4 start led him to losing his job.

Rapoport also reported that O'Brien will keep things simple if he returns to the NFL and has no plans on being involved in personnel decisions. All in all, O'Brien touts a 52-48 head coaching record and is 116-64 in 12 years coaching at some capacity in the NFL.

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