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Jaguars will interview Brian Schottenheimer

Wild Card Playoffs - New York Jets v Indianapolis Colts

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 08: Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer of the New York Jets gestures as he talks to quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 late in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 8, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Jets won 17-16. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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The Jets’ season ended with the offense flailing about unsuccessfully, but that doesn’t seem to have taken much away from Brian Schottenheimer’s prospects of advancement.

Schottenheimer, who has been the Jets’ offensive coordinator for the last six years, will interview for the Jaguars’ head coaching job. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the interview will happen as early as this week.

Schottenheimer was criticized heavily in New York this season and it isn’t the first time he’s come under fire for his work with the Jets. Despite that, the team gave him a contract extension through 2013 and Rex Ryan said last week that he expected Schottenheimer to return if he didn’t get a head coaching job.

The Jaguars have also asked for permission to interview Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey. There will be surely be more names to come in the search for Shahid Khan’s first hire as the team’s new owner, but, for now, it looks like the Jaguars favor an offensive mind for the top job.