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Official: Bevell, offensive staff named


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars officially have a new offensive coordinator.

And for this hire, experience is a watchword.

Darrell Bevell, a 21-year NFL veteran coach who spent the last 14 seasons as a coordinator in the league, has been named the Jaguars' offensive coordinator.

The Jaguars announced the move Thursday along with eight other offensive assistants: Passing game coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, tight ends Tyler Bowen, offensive quality control Quinton Ganther, offensive assistant Will Harriger, wide receivers Sanjay Lal, running backs Bernie Parmalee, offensive line George Warhop and assistant offensive line Todd Washington.

The Jaguars on Thursday also named Joe Cullen defensive coordinator and Brian Schneider special teams coordinator. They named Urban Meyer the sixth head coach in franchise history on January 14.

Bevell, who spent the last five games this past season as the interim head coach of the Detroit Lions, spent the past two seasons as the Lions' offensive coordinator. He previously served as the Seattle Seahawks' offensive coordinator from 2011-2017 and as the Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator from 2006-2010.

The Lions ranked 10th in the NFL in passing yards in each of the past two seasons, and Bevell coached five playoff teams with Seattle – including the team that won the Super Bowl following the 2013 season. Bevell worked with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson through Wilson's first seven seasons.

He was the Green Bay Packers' quarterbacks coach from 2003-2005, serving as an offensive assistant for the Packers in 2002 and offensive assistant/quality control in 2000-2001.

Bevell, 51, played quarterback for Wisconsin from 1992-1994. He was the Westmar passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 1996 before serving as a graduate assistant at Iowa State in 1997. He was the Connecticut wide receivers coach from 1998-1999.

The rest of the offensive staff:

*Brian Schottenheimer, passing game coordinator. Schottenheimer, a 21-year NFL coaching veteran, has served 12 seasons as an NFL offensive coordinator – the last three as offensive coordinator of the Seahawks. Career to date: Seahawks offensive coordinator (2018-2020), Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks (2016-2017), Georgia offensive coordinator/quarterbacks (2015), St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator (2012-2014), New York Jets offensive coordinator (2006-2011), San Diego Chargers quarterbacks (2002-2005), Washington Football Team quarterbacks (2001), Southern California tight ends (2000), Syracuse wide receivers (1999), Kansas City Chiefs offensive assistant (1998) and Rams offensive assistant (1997). Schottenheimer's offense set a Seahawks record for points in 2020, and he helped the Jets to back-to-back AFC Championship game appearances following quarterback Mark Sanchez's first two NFL seasons – 2009 and 2010.

*Tyler Bowen, tight ends. Bowen spent the past three seasons coaching at Penn State, and was the co-offensive coordinator/offensive recruiting coordinator/tight ends coach last season. Career to date: Penn State co-offensive coordinator/offensive recruiting coordinator/tight ends (2020), Penn State tight ends/offensive recruiting coordinator (2018-2019), Maryland offensive line (2017), Fordham offensive coordinator/offensive line (2016), Fordham offensive line (2015), Penn State offensive graduate assistant (2014), Towson tight ends (2013), Maryland graduate assistant (2011-2012) and Maryland student assistant (2010).

*Quinton Ganther, offensive quality control. Ganther, who played running back in the NFL for seven seasons, spent the last eight seasons as a running backs coach at Weber State. He served as the Seahawks' Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship in 2013.

*Will Harriger, offensive assistant. Harriger, a seven-year NFL coaching veteran, spent last season as the Falcons' game-management coordinator and running backs coach. Career to date: Falcons game management coordinator/running backs (2020), Falcons offensive assistant (2019), Seahawks assistant quarterbacks (2016-2018), Seahawks offensive assistant (2014-2015), Florida defensive assistant (2012-2013), Texas Tech defensive assistant (2010-2011), Tennessee-Martin defensive assistant (2009, 2006), Texas defensive assistant (2008), Auburn defensive assistant (2007) and Midwestern State graduate assistant linebackers (2004-2005).

*Sanjay Lal, wide receivers. Lal, 14-year NFL coaching veteran, spent last season as the wide receivers coach with the Seahawks. Career to date: Seahawks wide receivers (2020), Cowboys wide receivers (2018-2019), Colts wide receivers (2017), Buffalo Bills wide receivers (2015-2016), Jets wide receivers (2012-2014), Raiders wide receivers (2007-2011), California offensive assistant/quarterbacks (2005-2006), St. Mary's College quarterbacks/strength, speed and conditioning (2004) and Los Medanos College wide receivers (2003).

*Bernie Parmalee, running backs. Parmalee, a 12-year NFL coaching veteran, spent last season as the Atlanta Falcons' running backs coach. Career to date: Falcons running backs (2020), Falcons assistant special teams/offensive assistant (2019), Falcons running backs (2018), Oakland Raiders running backs (2015-2017), Kansas quality control-offense/assistant running backs (2014), Kansas City Chiefs tight ends (2010-2012), Notre Dame tight ends (2007-2009), Notre Dame tight ends/special teams coordinator (2005-2006), Miami Dolphins running backs/tight ends (2004), Dolphins assistant special teams/offensive assistant (running backs) (2003) and Dolphins assistant special teams (2002). Parmalee played running back nine seasons with the Dolphins and Jets, rushing for 2,179 yards and 17 touchdowns.

*George Warhop, offensive line. Warhop, a 25-year NFL coaching veteran, spent the last two seasons as the Jaguars' offensive line coach. Career to date: Jaguars offensive line (2019-2020), Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line (2014-2018), Cleveland Browns offensive line (2009-2013), San Francisco 49ers offensive line (2005-2008), Dallas Cowboys offensive line (2003-2004), Arizona Cardinals offensive line (1998-2002), Rams offensive line (1996-1997), Boston College offensive line (1994-1995), Southern Methodist offensive line (1993), London Monarchs offensive coordinator (1991-1992), New Mexico offensive line (1990), Vanderbilt offensive line (1987-1989), Kansas offensive line (1984-1986) and Cincinnati student assistant (1983).

*Todd Washington, assistant offensive line. Washington, an eight-year NFL coaching veteran, spent the last two seasons with the Jets as an offensive assistant. Career to date: Jets offensive assistant (2019-2020), D.C. Defenders tight end/offensive tackle assistant (2019), Orlando Apollos offensive line 2018-(2019), Dolphins Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship (2018), Chicago Bears Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship (2018), Baltimore Ravens assistant offensive line (2011-2016), Hartford Colonials offensive line (2010), San Diego offensive coordinator, San Diego run-game coordinator/offensive line (2008) and San Diego offensive line (2007). He served as an assistant on the Ravens' Super-Bowl champions following the 2012 season.

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