AFC South: Louis Clark

General managers making moves fire coaches when the season ends. They fire scouts after the draft.

When he took over as the general manager of the Jacksonville Jaguars, David Caldwell fired coach Mike Mularkey and most of his staff. Now he’s let go the top two members of the scouting staff he inherited as well as a scout.

Per Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars have parted ways with director of player personnel Terry McDonough, director of pro personnel Louis Clark and southwest regional scout Chris Prescott. Prescott is the son of Jaguars former chief financial officer Bill Prescott.

Caldwell will now bring in his own people for those posts, and perhaps more.

One prime candidate is likely to be Chris Polian.

Caldwell worked for Bill Polian in Indianapolis, and Chris Polian was on the staff there. Caldwell came to Jacksonville from Atlanta, where the Falcons hired Chris Polian after the Polians were fired by the Colts following the 2011 season.

There will be other candidates with expiring contracts or who come free in similar moves with other new regimes.

Jaguars' practice notes

August, 4, 2010
I scored it 2-1 Tyson Alualu, as did Mark Long of AP.

Vito Stellino of the Times-Union and Vic Ketchman of scored it 2-1 Vince Manuwai.

And the Jacksonville Jaguars assistant director of pro personnel, Louis Clark scored it 1-1-1.

The Jaguars first-round defensive tackle squared off in the Oklahoma drill against the guard from the same Hawaii neighborhood. A running back tries to work past the defender, who tries to get off a block and make a play, all run between narrowly positioned tackling dummies. Some snaps are close or could easily be scored draws.

Sunday night was the annual main event, but Wednesday evening was Alualu’s chance after a brief delay reporting after contract negotiations.

A couple other quick notes out of practice:
  • There was one other Oklahoma drill pairing, and I gave defensive tackle Walter Curry a 2-1 win over Paul McQuistan in a rematch.
  • I think Garrard needs to be more willing to step up into the pocket as defenders come at him instead of looking to move laterally.
  • Kassim Osgood did nice work recovering a Zach Miller fumble in the end zone on an option keeper in a red-zone period, even if Miller had already broken the plane.