Jack Del Rio Hired As Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator

STILLWATER, OK - DECEMBER 03: Former head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jack Del Rio on the sidelines before a game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos lost their defensive coordinator on Tuesday but had a replacement lined up by Friday. According to a report, the Broncos have hired former Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio as their new DC.

On Tuesday, it was announced that the Oakland Raiders had hired Denver Brohttp://www.sbnation.com/admin/entries/edit/2517707?community_id=247ncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen. The Broncos wasted little time in securing a replacement for the position.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Denver has hired former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio as its new offensive coordinator. Del Rio was fired by the Jaguars during the 2011 season with after the team had earned a 3-8 record. Jacksonville would finish the season going 5-11.

Del Rio has history as a defensive coach. A former NFL linebacker, Del Rio started his coaching career as a strength and conditioning coach for the New Orleans Saints before becoming the linebacker coach for the Baltimore Ravens in 1999. He served a season as the Carolina Panthers' defensive coordinator under head coach John Fox in 2002 before becoming Jacksonville's head coach in 2003. In nine years with the Jaguars, Del Rio earned a regular season record of 69-73 and a 1-2 record in playoff games.

UPDATE: TThe Denver Broncos Twitter feed officially announced that they have agreed to terms with Jack Del Rio to become the team's new defensive coordinator.

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