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Shula joins Del Rio staff


Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio has added Mike Shula to his offensive staff and has increased assistant head coach Mike Tice's responsibilities.

"He's a great fit for us," Del Rio said of Shula, who replaces Ken Anderson as the Jaguars' quarterbacks coach. "He's got experience at the quarterback position. He played quarterback, coached quarterbacks, been a coordinator and has NFL experience. He has a great presence about him and understands the details of that position."

Shula was head coach at Alabama the past four seasons and had led Alabama to a 10-2 record in 2005. He was fired following a 6-6 record in '06. He was a starting quarterback for Alabama from 1984-86.

His NFL experience was with the Tampa Bay Bucs as Tony Dungy's offensive coordinator, as quarterbacks coach for the Miami Dolphins under Dave Wannstedt and as Wannstedt's tight ends coach in Chicago for three seasons.

Tice will remain assistant head coach/offense but will include tight ends coach among his duties. Tice takes over for Alfredo Roberts, who joined Romeo Crennel's staff in Cleveland earlier this week.

Del Rio has three jobs on his staff remaining to be filled: wide receivers coach, special teams assistant and offensive assistant. Del Rio told on Friday morning that he has interviewed several candidates for the wide receivers coach and special teams assistant positions and will announce his selections shortly.

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