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Coordinator Del Rio replaces Coughlin in Jax

Updated: March 31, 2003, 12:09 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN.com

The Jacksonville Jaguars are finalizing contract details with Jack Del Rio and will name the Panthers defensive coordinator as their new head coach Friday at a 6 p.m. ET news conference.

Del Rio agreed to a five-year contract that is worth $1.2 million-$1.3 million annually.

The former NFL middle linebacker, interviewed Tuesday by Jacksonville owner Wayne Weaver, succeeds Tom Coughlin, who was fired the day after the regular season ended. Coughlin had been the Jaguars' only head coach ...

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