Sources: Mike Mularkey likely out

  • Adam Schefter [ARCHIVE]
  • ESPN | January 9, 2013

New Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell is unlikely to keep coach Mike Mularkey, according to sources inside and outside the organization, although no final decisions have been made.

Although the two men worked together in Atlanta, Caldwell is thought to prefer a new head coach, such as 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman or Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, according to sources.

The Jaguars gave their assistant coaches permission last week to look for other jobs.

In the 51-year-old Mularkey's first season, the Jaguars finished 2-14 in 2012, the worst record in franchise history.

Jacksonville lost eight games by 16 points or more this season. Not even Jacksonville's inaugural team in 1995 -- a group composed of mostly rookies and street free agents -- was overmatched as often. Coach Tom Coughlin's ragtag bunch finished 4-12 back then, losing four games by at least 16 points. The 4-12 record had been the worst in franchise history.

Mularkey, who also has coached the Bills, has a 16-32 career record. 

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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