Schotty will interview for Jax HC job

January, 2, 2012
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Brian Schottenheimer's job status with the Jets is tenuous, but he's still drawing interest around the league. The Jaguars requested and received permission to interview the Jets' offensive coordinator for their head-coaching position, a league source confirmed.

The Jaguars, who finished the season with interim Mel Tucker as their coach, also requested interviews with Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey and Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski.

Rex Ryan said last week he believes there's a 50-50 chance that Schottenheimer lands a head-coaching job. If not, Ryan said he'd welcome him back to the Jets -- he has two years left on his contract -- but the Jets are strongly considering a shake-up to their offensive coaching staff. They may wait to make any moves, to see if Schottenheimer is hired elsewhere.

The Daily News first reported the Jaguars' interest in Schottenheimer.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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