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Former Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson hired as QBs coach with Jaguars

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January

Greg Olson will have another young quarterback to break in.

The former Bucs offensive coordinator has been hired as the quarterbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Olson also was given the position as assistant head coach with Jacksonville under new head coach Mike Mularkey.

Olson, who coached quarterbacks under Jon Gruden in Tampa Bay before he was promoted to offensive coordinator under Raheem Morris, will be responsible for developing second-year quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

In 2009, Olson agreed to take over as the Bucs offensive coordinator after the team fired Jeff Jagodzinski 10 days before the season opener. He's credited with helping to develop quarterback Josh Freeman. After Olson had an off-season to install his own offense, Freeman led the Bucs to a 10-6 record and threw 25 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Last season, following an NFL lockout and saddled with a defense that set a club record for the most points allowed, Freeman took a step backward and threw only 16 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:30pm]

    

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