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House bill takes aim at stadium projects

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A Miami-Dade County Republican will again try to pass legislation that would prohibit sports franchises from being able to build or renovate stadiums on publicly owned land.

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Clemson, Alabama overshadow Jaguars personnel moves

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The College Football Playoff Championship Game was a victim of bad scheduling. When news emerged that the Jacksonville Jaguars had hired Doug Marrone as their Head Coach and Tom Coughlin as Executive Vice-President of Football Operations, who cared about a silly college football game? While Deshaun Watson and company were upsetting Alabama on Monday night, didn’t much of the nation miss part of it because they were glued to the NFL Network? The answer is, of course, an emphatic NO.…

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Texans earn first road victory by beating Jaguars

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The Jacksonville Jaguars won the statistical battle, but that was of little consolation on Sunday. The Houston Texans came away with a 24-21 victory over the Jaguars at EverBank Field. Jacksonville’s defense held Texans’ Quarterback Brock Osweiler to only 99 yards passing. Unfortunately, two of his passes went for touchdowns. Jaguars’ Quarterback Blake Bortles threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns. It was another throw that played a huge role in determining the outcome. His fourth pass attempt of the…

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Jack Del Rio’s Raiders smash Jaguars

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Jack Del Rio’s return to EverBank Field was a happy one as his Oakland Raiders stuffed the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-16 on Sunday. The former Jacksonville coach saw his team win ugly, but as the late Raiders’ owner Al Davis was known for saying: “Just win, baby.” “Lot of good memories here, lot of good friends,” said Del Rio. “It’s good to come back and to have a good effort here in this stadium.” Unfortunately for Jaguars’ fans, the pre-winning streak…

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Close, but no cigar; Jags fall to Packers

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It was there for the taking. The Jacksonville Jaguars had the mighty Green Bay Packers on the ropes, but in the end, Green Bay ducked the knockout punch and escaped with a 27-23 victory Sunday at Everbank Field. The game was every bit as close as the final score indicated. It came down to the final seconds before it was decided. The biggest lead all day belonged to the Packers at 27-20 with 12 minutes left. Jacksonville hung in there…

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New-look Jaguars’ defense contains a familiar face

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The Jacksonville Jaguars know what has to be done to improve on last year’s 5-11 record. It’s as simple as scoring more points than the other team. Jacksonville already has a respectable offense. Last year they scored 376 points, putting them in the upper half of AFC teams. The problem was, they allowed 448 points. No team in the AFC allowed more and only the New Orleans Saints were worse on the defensive side of the ball. Coach Gus Bradley…

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Georgia hangs on to beat Penn State in TaxSlayer Bowl

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Four games into the 2015 season, the Georgia Bulldogs were riding high. They were 4-0 and ranked number 8 in the country. An SEC championship and the College Football Playoffs were reasonable expectations. After a disastrous home loss to Alabama, the Bulldogs’ season went downhill. Heisman candidate Nick Chubb went down with an injury. Coach Mark Richt was let go at season’s end. Instead of a spot in the playoffs, Georgia found themselves in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Saturday against…

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