In the wake of Jack Del Rio being told he would no longer be the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will assume the role Del Rio could not make work in one of the NFL's smallest markets.
Tucker, who has the Jaguars defense among the best in the league, has been with the team since 2009. He served as defensive backs coach and a defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns before moving south to join the Jaguars.
This is the first time the 39-year-old will serve as a head coach at any level during his coaching career.
For the moment, Tucker is only the "interim" coach, allowing speculation that the Jaguars will interview other candidates for the top job.
Here is a look at some candidates the Jaguars could make a top priority.