Jaguars, Titans to coach Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 30, 2014 at 4:20 p.m.



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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Senior Bowl will be an all-AFC South affair.

The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13) and Tennessee Titans (2-14) agreed Tuesday to coach the All-Star game for college seniors next month.

The Jaguars will make their second consecutive appearance in Mobile, Alabama, after Tampa Bay (2-14) declined an invitation. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley will guide the South team.

Bradley led the South team to a 20-10 victory last year and used the opportunity to get an up-close look at several draft prospects. The Jaguars ended up selecting four Senior Bowl invitees, including Miami guard Brandon Linder, Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin and Florida State linebacker Telvin Smith. Those three started a combined 26 games for Jacksonville in 2014.

"It's a great opportunity to get to know the players on a personal level and watch them compete on and off the field for an entire week," Bradley said. "It proved to be a valuable asset in our pre-draft process last year."

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt will handle the North squad.

Tennessee previously coached in the Senior Bowl in 2006, when Jeff Fisher led the North to a 31-14 victory.

"It is a great opportunity for our organization, but we also understand it is a showcase for these college players and an important week of evaluation for the entire league," said Whisenhunt, who coached in the Senior Bowl as an assistant with the Baltimore Ravens in 1998. "I have had the good fortune to coach in this game as an assistant coach before and I really enjoyed that experience and the ability to get to know the players and work with them through the week."

The 66th Senior Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 24 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile.

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