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Report: Todd Wash to be next Jaguars defensive coordinator

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File-This June 17, 2015, file photo shows Jacksonville Jaguars defensive line coach Todd Wash, left, talking with defensive end Chris Clemons (91) during NFL football minicamp in Jacksonville, Fla. Clemons has returned to practice after sitting out the first two weeks of training camp. The 12-year veteran was held out while dealing with personal issues that prevented him from reporting to camp on time. The Jaguars activated Clemons from the non-football injury list Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)


The Jaguars have interviewed a handful of outside candidates for their defensive coordinator vacancy, but it looks like they’re going to turn to a coach already on their staff.

Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports that the Jaguars have promoted Todd Wash to fill the opening created by Bob Babich’s firing. O’Halloran reported Wednesday that Wash was the front-runner for the job.

The Jaguars interviewed Marquand Manuel, Jerome Henderson, Lou Anarumo and Jim Schwartz, although Schwartz’s candidacy ended when he joined Doug Pederson’s staff in Philadelphia.

Wash has been the defensive line coach in Jacksonville for the last three years and also got the title of run game coordinator for the 2015 season. His history with head coach Gus Bradley dates well beyond Jacksonville as he was also the defensive line coach with the Seahawks when Bradley was the defensive coordinator. The two men also coached together at North Dakota State in 2002 and 2003, where Babich was the head coach in 2002, and with the Buccaneers in 2007.