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NFL: Jaguars Add Greg Olsen as Offensive Coordinator

As expected the Jacksonville Jaguars  hired of Greg Olson as offensive coordinator and brought on Doug Marrone as assistant head coach-offense/offensive line coach.

“I’m really excited about the additions of Greg Olson and Doug Marrone to our coaching staff,” Bradley said. “We always talk about wanting a great fit for our team and that also includes our coaching staff. Both Greg and Doug bring a wealth of experience and both possess the qualities that we want in our organization.  Greg is a veteran coach that is very detailed and will work hard to develop our players on the offensive side of the ball. Doug has a ton of experience coaching the offensive line and a strong background in developing players. I think he and Luke Butkus will feed off each other and make each other stronger.”

“I want to thank Shad Khan, David Caldwell and Gus Bradley for giving me this opportunity,” Olson said. “Gus and I spent a lot of time together over the last week as I learned about his vision and the culture he has established in Jacksonville.  It’s easy to see that everybody in the organization is moving in the same direction and committed to getting better.  We will work diligently as a staff to develop our players and play to their strengths.  I’m looking forward to getting started.”

 Olson, who has 28 years of coaching experience, was assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach for the Jaguars during the 2012 season.  His coaching experience includes 13 years in the NFL and 15 at the collegiate level.  His resume includes eight seasons as an offensive coordinator in the NFL with Detroit (2005), St. Louis (2006-07), Tampa Bay (2009-11) and Oakland (2013-14).

A veteran of 23 years in coaching, Marrone has spent nine years in the NFL including the last two seasons as head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Marrone compiled a 15-17 mark at the Bills helm including a 9-7 mark in 2014, the most wins since 2004. He became only the third coach in Bills history to win 15 games in his first two seasons (Marv Levy, 19; Wade Phillips, 21). The Bills had six Pro Bowl selections during Marrone’s two seasons.

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