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Report: Jacksonville Jaguars To Hire Doug Marrone As Head Coach

Interim no more, Texans fans should still have a special place in their heart for the Jags’ new head coach.

NFL: JAN 01 Jaguars at Colts
Take the interim off and stay awhile, Doug.
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Entering Week 16 of the 2016 NFL regular season, your Houston Texans were facing the very likely possibility of playing the Tennessee Titans in Week 17 with the AFC South title and a playoff berth at stake. But then the Jaguars fired Gus Bradley and named Doug Marrone interim coach. Marrone promptly took it upon himself to ensure old friend Bill O’Brien’s team would have the opportunity to clinch the division on the night of Christmas Eve, leading his charges to an upset win over the Titans. Your Houston Texans would then go on to defeat the Bengals (with some help from another friendly face, Randy Bullock), thus defending Houston’s AFC South title and setting up the franchise’s first taste of postseason success in nearly four years. For that contribution alone, I love me some Doug Marrone.

Apparently Jacksonville loves them some Marrone as well, as they have decided to make him their permanent head coach. What do you, relatively anonymous Texans fan, think about the hire? For the last couple of years, I’ve thought the Jaguars would be downright dangerous with the right coach in charge. Do you share that opinion? If so, do you believe Doug Marrone is the guy to maximize the Jaguars’ talent?

Or do you think Marrone-to-Jacksonville is a good thing for the Texans?