After firing Nathaniel Hackett, the Jaguars will tab one of his lieutenants as the replacement offensive coordinator.
Quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich will take over as OC and call plays, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. Milanovich is in his second season with the Jaguars.
Hackett joined the Jags as their QBs coach in 2015, ascending to the role of interim OC during the 2016 season and taking over full-time during the 2017 offseason. The Jags, though, have struggled for most of this season. They rank 28th in points scored and 22nd in yardage.
The Jags gave Milanovich his first NFL role. The 45-year-old assistant and former Maryland quarterback spent the previous five seasons as the Toronto Argonauts’ head coach. He’ll now be working with new starting quarterback Cody Kessler, whom the Jaguars are moving into the starting lineup to take over for the ineffective Blake Bortles.
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