Jaguars coaching search: Mel Tucker, Brian Schottenheimer interview this week

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

The Jacksonville Jaguars will interview Mel Tucker and Brian Schottenheimer this week for their vacant head coaching position, according to reports.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will interview their current defensive coordinator, Mel Tucker, on Monday and current St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator, Brian Schottenheimer, on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter via Twitter.

Jacksonville didn't fire head coach Mike Mularkey until Thursday, so their head coaching search is just now getting properly started. Mularkey was only able to lead the Jaguars to two wins this season, and the team also brought in a new general manager in David Caldwell.

Caldwell has a say in the head coaching hire, which is why it's beginning a bit late. Schottenheimer and Tucker have been the first names truly mentioned. That being said, the Jaguars may be interested in some coaches still in the playoffs, such as San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

Tucker has been the team's defensive coordinator since he was hired in 2009, and was given the title of assistant head coach prior to the start of the 2012 season. While the team struggled mightily this year, he had the Jaguars as the No. 6 defense in the league in 2011.

Schottenheimer joined the Rams this past offseason, after spending 2006-11 with the New York Jets as their offensive coordinator. Under Schottenheimer, the Rams had the No. 19 overall rushing defense with 107.1 yards per game, and the No. 18 overall passing defense at just 221.9 yards per game.

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