January 19, 2012

Jaguars Hire Secondary Coach Oden

The new Jaguars coaching staff will include Saints secondary coach Tony Oden.

The Jaguars named Oden their secondary coach and - so that they could hire him away - assistant head coach.  Oden is a longtime friend of Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.

Oden was promoted to the Saints' secondary coach last offseason after the departure of Dennis Allen.  Mike Mallory filled Oden's former position as assistant secondary coach.

After Oden replaced Allen, young rising defensive backs Malcolm Jenkins and Tracy Porter arguably regressed in 2011, while Jabari Greer and Patrick Robinson had their best seasons yet.

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