Jags’ Scott Milanovich To Return To CFL

Scott Milanovich will return to the Canadian Football League. The former CFL head coach has served as the Jaguars’ quarterbacks coach for three seasons, but he will become the Edmonton Eskimos’ HC after this season, according to the CFL franchise.

The first-time NFL coach, however, will stay on in his current role until season’s end. The Jaguars hired Milanovich after a five-season stint as the Toronto Argonauts’ HC.

The prospect of a Black Monday ouster certainly is in play for Doug Marrone, so his staff is not assured of a return to north Florida. Milanovich, 46, has also worked with CFL franchises Montreal and Calgary. The Jags promoted Milanovich to their offensive coordinator post late last season, after firing Nathaniel Hackett, but he returned to the QBs job after the team hired John DeFilippo this offseason.

A Grey Cup champion with Toronto in 2012, Milanovich oversaw the work of Blake Bortles, Nick Foles and, perhaps most notably, the development of sixth-round rookie Gardner Minshew the past three seasons. But with the Jags likely set to fire Marrone, their young quarterback will likely be tasked with learning a new system next season.

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  1. kevin

    the guy was in that spot between a rock and a hard place . not knowing if he would have a job after the season and his hc firing being like 99 percent it’s likely the next hc would bring in his staff so the guy made a good decision based on what he knows now and what’s most likely to occur. and having that HC job is better then looking for a new gig after the season.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Edmonton is 64 degrees cooler than Jacksonville today so I imagine Milanovich will save a few bucks on tanning lotion too.

  2. Big Angry Baby

    Run Scott Run …

    The Jaguars are the first team since Tampa Bay in 1986 to lose five straight in a single season by at least 17 points. Been outscored 174-57 in Nov. and Dec.

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