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Mel Tucker will be Jaguars interim head coach

Jacksonville Jaguars 2011 Headshots

JACKSONVILLE, FL - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Mel Tucker of the Jacksonville Jaguars poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

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The Jaguars will continue with a defensive-minded head coach for the final five weeks of the season.

Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union reports that defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will be the interim head coach in Jacksonville following Jack Del Rio’s dismissal on Tuesday.

The two most likely options were Tucker and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Koetter has been in the news of late because Del Rio said the offensive playcalling at the end of the Browns loss and the decision not to call a timeout against Houston both were Koetter’s decisions.

Perhaps Tucker will get more involved with the offense than Del Rio ever did. Tucker has been with the Jaguars since 2009 as defensive coordinator.