Gus Bradley has been officially named the next head coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Per the Jaguars' official Twitter feed:
Gus Bradley named fifth head coach in Jaguars history today.— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) January 17, 2013
Bradley is a great hire for Jacksonville—his defenses with the Seattle Seahawks showed great improvement over his four years there—and 2012 was a significant pinnacle during his brief tenure as their defensive coordinator.
The Jaguars desperately needed a coach to get the defense back on track. After ranking No. 6 in total defense in 2011, Jacksonville flopped to No. 30 in 2012.
And although the offense struggled, the defense was even worse this past season. On the bright side, there's nowhere to go but up entering 2013.