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                   === Jaguars tab Bradley as next coach ===
 
 Jacksonville, FL (Sports Network) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Gus
 Bradley as their new head coach.
 
 Bradley  spent the  past four seasons as defensive coordinator for the Seattle
 Seahawks.  He  will replace Mike Mularkey,  who was fired last Thursday by new
 Jaguars general manger Dave Caldwell after a disastrous 2-14 season.
 
 "I  am very  proud to  accept  the offer  to be  the  next head  coach of  the
 Jacksonville  Jaguars," said Bradley in a statement Thursday. "(Jaguars owner)
 Shad  Khan and Dave  Caldwell expect to win, and that's what I wanted to hear.
 That's why I am coming to Jacksonville -- to win a Super Bowl."
 
 Caldwell  also  reportedly  interviewed  Mel  Tucker,  Jay  Gruden  and  Brian
 Schottenheimer, in addition to Bradley.
 
 "It  was just  a matter of time before  Gus Bradley became a head coach in the
 NFL,"  said  Caldwell, "And  the Jacksonville  Jaguars are extremely fortunate
 that  Gus will  be on our sidelines for  many years to come. Gus more than met
 every criteria we insisted on from our new head coach, and his intangibles and
 leadership  abilities are  exceptional. Gus is who the Jaguars need now and in
 the future."
 
 The Seahawks had the top scoring defense in the NFL this season under Bradley,
 allowing just 15.3 points per game. Seattle's season came to a close this past
 Sunday with a 30-28 loss to Atlanta in the NFC Divisional Playoffs.
 
 It  was  thought Bradley might be  the choice in Philadelphia and reports even
 circulated  that he was close to a deal with the Eagles earlier this week, but
 Chip  Kelly had a  change of heart and decided to leave Oregon to replace Andy
 Reid in Philly.
 
 Bradley  has  23 years of coaching  experience, including seven in the NFL. He
 was  the linebackers coach for two years in Tampa Bay after serving one season
 with the Bucs as defensive quality control coach.
 
 Prior  to  joining the  Buccaneers, Bradley  spent 10  seasons as an assistant
 coach  at  his alma mater, North  Dakota State, and  six years on the staff at
 Fort Lewis College.
 
 
 
 01/17 12:01:32 ET