Background of Jacksonville Jaguars OC Jedd Fisch
During the offseason, the Jacksonville Jaguars hired Gus Bradley as their new head coach. Bradley brought in Jedd Fisch as his new offensive coordinator.
There is a belief and feeling throughout the Jaguars’ organization, that Bradley and Fisch can help turnaround a struggling franchise.
Many fans are aware of Bradley’s credentials as the former defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks. Yet, many may wonder, who is this Fisch character?
Before being hired by Jacksonville, Fisch was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Miami during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In 2012, Miami was 37th in the nation in terms of total offense.
Fisch, like many coaches, got his start in the high school ranks. He was later able to land a position with the New Jersey Red Dogs of the Arena Football League in 1998. After one season with the team, he accepted a graduate assistant position with the Florida Gators.
Fisch was then able to progress to the NFL level, coaching with the Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos. In 2009, he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the University of Minnesota. Fisch was also the quarterbacks coach for the Seahawks, in 2010, before he moved on to the Miami Hurricanes.
Those who have worked alongside Fisch in the past, describe him as extremely knowledgeable and enjoyable to work with.
While those qualities alone may not be enough to help the Jaguars offense, they are definitely a start. Fisch will take the reigns of an offense that struggled mightily throughout all of 2012. Fans in Jacksonville are hoping that he can help add life to the offensive attack and give the Jaguars a fighting chance in the AFC South this season.
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