• Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker familiar with pressure of coaching

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Dec 11, 2012
    Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker understands the life of a coach, including the stress, the pressure to win and the lack of job security. It’s been a frustrating year for Tucker, his defense and the Jaguars. “I’ve got my hands full right now, so we’re going to take it one day at a time,” Tucker said. When Mularkey was named the head coach, Tucker had an offer to go to Minnesota, but Mularkey convinced Tucker to stay and gave him the assistant head coach title. We hate parsing coaches’ words at this time of year, but it is interesting that Tucker mentioned he’s not interested “at this time.” Ranked sixth a year ago, the defense is ranked 31st and was gashed on the ground the last two weeks by the Bills and Jets as the Jaguars fell to 2-11. His name has been mentioned in connection with the vacant Wisconsin head-coaching job, and he said he talked to athletic director Barry Alvarez last Friday.
    • Jags defensive coordinator says he’s not interested in Wisconsin job

      Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker played his college football at Wisconsin for coach Barry Alvarez, who is now the school’s athletic director and is trying to find a new coach after Bret Bielema left for Arkansas. But Tucker says you can stop con

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