Reports: Gus Bradley named Jaguars' coach

Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley watches his

Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley watches his team during practice in Renton, Wash. (Jan. 10, 2013) (Credit: AP)

The Jacksonville Jaguars have tabbed Gus Bradley to be their next head coach. Bradley, the former Seahawks defensive coordinator, replaces Mike Mularkey, who was fired last week by newly hired general manager Dave Campbell. 

The news of Bradley's hiring was first reported by ESPN and FOX. 

Bradley is the seventh coach hired this season, with only the Cardinals still without a coach. The previous six head coaches named to new jobs this month all have backgrounds as offensive coaches; Bradley is the only one specializing in defense. 

The Seahawks were the top scoring defense in the NFL during the regular season, allowing 15.3 points per game. They were eliminated by the Falcons in the NFC divisional playoffs a week after beating the Redskins in the wild card round. 

Bradley had interviewed with the Eagles on Tuesday, and flew to Jacksonville to meet with Jaguars officials on Wednesday. The Eagles on Wednesday named Oregon coach Chip Kelly to be their head coach. 

Tags: Gus Bradley , Chip Kelly , Dave Caldwell , Jaguars , head coach

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