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Mike Mularkey To Be Hired As Jacksonville Jaguars Coach, According To Report

If you polled Atlanta Falcons fans (and maybe even players) on the No. 1 change the team needs to make in the offseason, I'm confident that hiring a new offensive coordinator would be the top result. For what it's worth, it appears Falcons fans are about to get their wish.

We'd known for a while now that OC Mike Mularkey had an interview with the Jacksonville Jaguars scheduled for this week. According to one report by Florida Times-Union Jags beat writer Tania Ganguli, everything went well, and Mularkey has accepted the job.

Mularkey would become the third head coach in Jags history, succeeding Jack Del Rio and Tom Coughlin. He did have a winning season in his two years as Bills coach (2004, 2005), and may actually be a better head coach than coordinator.

He's been praised for helping Matt Ryan develop into a fine young quarterback, but seeing the talented Falcons offense get shut out in a playoff game was likely the last straw for any Falcons fan still on the fence.

(Interesting to note Del Rio is considered a candidate to replace Brian VanGorder as Atlanta's defensive coordinator. The old switcheroo.)

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