Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio today named Steve Walters the team's wide receivers coach, and Kennedy Pola the team's running backs coach. The addition of Walters enables Del Rio to move Ken Anderson back to quarterbacks, a position he coached in 2003 before coaching the wide receivers last season. Bob Ligashesky's departure last week to join the St. Louis Rams, and Pola's arrival, allows Anthony Lynn, a special teams standout for the Denver Broncos who spent his first three years in coaching as the Broncos' assistant special teams coach, to move to assistant special teams coach for the Jaguars.
Walters, 56, spent the past six seasons as the Tennessee Titans' wide receivers coach. Walters' professional coaching career began as an assistant coach with the New England Patriots. After one year at Alabama, he accepted the wide receivers position under former Saints and current Jaguars offensive coordinator Carl Smith. Walters was on the Saints coaching staff with Smith for 11 years, from 1986 to '96. He returned to New England for two seasons before joining the Titans in 1999.
Pola, 41, was the Cleveland Browns' running backs coach last year. Prior to joining the Browns Pola spent four years at the University of Southern California as running backs coach and special teams coordinator. He has also coached at UCLA, San Diego State and Colorado. A 1987 graduate of USC, Pola was a two-year starter at fullback for the Trojans.