Jacksonville Jaguars hire new head coach

Former Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley accepts Jaguars job

Published On: Jan 17 2013 08:43:14 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 17 2013 08:45:43 AM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as its head coach, according to ESPN and NFL Network sources.

ESPN analyst Adam Schefter tweeted about 7:40 a.m. Thursday that Bradley accepted the head coaching job with the Jaguars.

Bradley spent the past four seasons running Seattle's defense, which allowed just 15.3 points per game in 2012, best the NFL.  Jacksonville finished 29th in the league in points allowed, giving up 27.8 points per game.

Before becoming the Seahawks defensive coordinator in 2009, Bradley was the linebackers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2007 to 2008.

Bradley played college football at North Dakota State University where he was a free safety and a punter.

Bradley will be the fifth head coach for the Jaguars, taking over less than two weeks after Mike Mularkey was fired by new Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell.