January 22, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
One-year extension for Jaguars' Gus Bradley, Todd Wash named defensive coordinator
' The Jacksonville Jaguars gave coach Gus Bradley a one-year contract extension through the 2017 season, eliminating an otherwise lame duck situation. The Jaguars promoted defensive line coach-run game coordinator Todd Wash to defensive coordinator. Mark Ellenz was promoted to director of college scouting from regional scout. He replaces Kyle O'Brien, who now works for the Detroit Lions. Wash was defensive line coach the past three seasons. The Jaguars promoted Tony Sorrentino to assistant receivers coach, Aaron Whitecotton was promoted to assistant defensive line coach and Daniel Bullocks was named assistant defensive backs coach. “For an organization that we believe is ready to make its move, extending Gus through the 2017 season provides our club with much-needed stability in every respect,” Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said. “It solidifies Gus’ good standing with our current players, provides certainty for free agents who may be considering the Jaguars and helps to deliver the continuity throughout our coaching staff that we think is critical for us to turn the corner. It also gives us the best opportunity to win in 2016. I appreciate Shad supporting this approach as we enter a pivotal season with high expectations at every level of the organization." “With his work ethic and attention to detail, Mark will do a tremendous job in this new role with the Jaguars,. He is an exceptional talent evaluator and has certainly earned the respect of his peers around the league. During my seven years with him in Indianapolis, I came to truly respect Mark for how organized, detail-oriented and thorough he is in his assessment of players. He is a valuable part of our personnel department and we know he’ll be able to step in immediately and oversee our college scouting.” Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.