Saleh to replace Doug Marrone? Jaguars request an interview with 49ers DC

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Jacksonville Jaguars have requested an interview with San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. This is one of several interviews that Saleh could potentially have this off-season.

The Jaguars are looking for a new head coach. The team fired Doug Marrone on Monday.

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh looks on against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV
Robert Saleh looks on against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV (Getty Images)

The Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions have also sought interviews with Saleh. The Falcons announced that they completed their interview with Saleh on Monday night.

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He is from Dearborn, Michigan. He attended Northern Michigan Wildcats and got his first coaching job was with the Michigan State Spartans, where he was a defensive assistant in 2002 and 2003.

Saleh is one of the best defensive coordinators in the NFL. He has been working with the 49ers in this role since the 2017 season.

This season was extremely tough for the 49ers, especially Saleh and the defensive side of the ball. He had to deal with a lot of injuries throughout the season.

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He previously worked for the Jaguars, where he served as the linebackers coach from 2014 through 2016.

Saleh is expected to receive a head coaching position this off-season. However, it may not be with the Jaguars, as reports indicate that the Jaguars are willing to spend big to lure Urban Meyer out of retirement.

The speculation is that Meyer may come out of retirement to the Jaguars for $12 million per season.

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If he’s not picked by the Jaguars and they definitely hire Meyer, the New York Jets, Houston Texans, Falcons, and the Lions also have head coaching vacancies.

Besides working for the 49ers and the Jaguars, Saleh has also working for the Seattle Seahawks and the Texans in the NFL. In college football, he has been employed by the Georgia Bulldogs, Central Michigan Chippewas and the aforementioned Spartans.

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