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Jags hire Doug Marrone as coach, bring back Tom Coughlin as VP

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have a new boss. Two of them, in fact. The Jags hired Doug Marrone as head coach and announced the return of Tom Coughlin as Executive Vice President in Charge of Football Operations. The team is hopeful the combination can turn the Jags around. “I have confidence that one day soon we’ll look back on today’s news as the moment that inspired and ultimately established the Jacksonville Jaguars as a football team that wins, week to week…

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Steve Schale: Notes on the first day of early voting in Florida

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Dear friends and casual Twitter followers: It is Florida election memo time! I know you all are excited. Fourteen days left. If Jaguars fans can survive the Gus Bradley era, America can do 14 days of this. Also of note: 18 days until FSU basketball tips off. So here are some notes on the first day of in-person early voting: Frankly, for fans of the home team, it’s all good news. Democrats entered the day down after about two weeks…

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NFL suspendds Jacksonville cornerback Aaron Colvin for PEDs

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In the midst of the momentum being built by the Jacksonville Jaguars, cornerback Aaron Colvin has been suspended for four weeks by the NFL for violating the league policy on performing-enhancing drugs. Colvin will be able to participate in the off-season program and preseason, but will then be barred from the team’s practice facility until Oct. 2, “I made a mistake and I will take full responsibility for it,” he wrote on his Twitter account. “I apologize to my family,…

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Falcons, Jaguars seeking win for different reasons

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Conversations about Atlanta’s Dan Quinn and Jacksonville’s Gus Bradley were a lot different a couple of months ago. The Falcons started the season 5-0, and the first-year coach looked like he would get the team back to the playoffs after a two-year absence. The Jaguars lost five of their first six games, couldn’t get out of their own way and were surrounded by speculation about Bradley’s future. The talk has changed dramatically since. Now, the good friends and former Seattle…

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Jaguars unveil new gold uniforms

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Gold, Jaguars! Gold! The Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled their new Nike uniforms Thursday night, one week before they wore them for a prime-time game against Tennessee. The all-gold combo drew mixed reviews. Here’s what they look like: Yeah, that’s a lot of gold. Or is it mustard? Or brownish? The new digs are officially called “bold rush.”  Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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Tampa Bay Bucs among teams that seek money from the state for stadium

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Aside from buying the odd ticket here and there, should the politicians of Florida be spending money on the professional sports teams of the state? It’s a decent question at a time the Tampa Bay Bucs, Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars are among the teams with their hands out. The Bucs filed their application for money – as much as $1 million a year – on Monday. The Bucs, at an impasse with their negotiations with the Tampa Sports Authority…

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Jaguars TE Julius Thomas expected to play at Tampa Bay

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The latest from NFL games around the league on the fifth Sunday of the season (all times EDT): 9:15 a.m. Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is expected to make his season debut at Tampa Bay. The team says Thomas is “likely” to play against the Buccaneers (1-3) on Sunday. Thomas practiced this week without a cast for the first time since breaking his right hand in the preseason opener Aug. 14. He had surgery Sept. 2. Thomas caught 108…

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