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Jaguars hire Greg Olson as OC


MOBILE, Ala. – The search is over.

Not only did the Jaguars' three-week, one-day search for an offensive coordinator end Wednesday, it ended with a familiar name returning to a familiar place.

Greg Olson, the Oakland Raiders' offensive coordinator the past two seasons and the Jaguars' quarterbacks coach in 2012, will be the Jaguars' new offensive coordinator. The Jaguars announced the hire Wednesday morning.

Bradley spent much of Tuesday night informing the other five candidates who interviewed for the job of the decision.

Bradley, after parting ways with former coordinator Jedd Fisch December 30, interviewed seven coaches in the last several weeks: Olson, Minnesota Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson, former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, former Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone, former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase, New York Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn and former San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

All but Marrone interviewed for the coordinator position; Marrone was hired as the Jaguars' assistant head coach-offense/offensive line on Tuesday.

Olson, 51, spent 2008-2011 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – serving as the quarterbacks coach in 2008 and the offensive coordinator three seasons after that. He worked with the Jaguars as quarterbacks coach under Head Coach Mike Mularkey in 2012.

Olson was the offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams in 2006-2007 and was offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the Detroit Lions in 2005. He was the quarterbacks coach of the Lions in 2004 and the quarterbacks coach of the Chicago Bears in 2003 and San Francisco 49ers in 2001.

Olson becomes the Jaguars' fourth offensive coordinator in the last five seasons. Fisch held the role the past two seasons, with Bob Bratkowski holding the job in 2012. Dirk Koetter was the offensive coordinator from 2007-11.

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