Former Lions special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs interviewing with the Jaguars

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Brayden Coombs had quite an interesting run as the special teams coordinator for the Detroit Lions. Now the young coach is poised to try and resuscitate his career in Jacksonville.

Coombs will interview with the Jaguars for their special teams coordinator role. The Jaguars are scrambling to fill an unexpected hole after coordinator Brian Schneider stepped away for personal reasons. Coombs has connections to new Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer from Meyer’s days at Ohio State, where Coombs father coached under Meyer.

It’s a move that would create a very odd dynamic for the Jaguars, who seem to embrace those sorts of things. Coombs was fired by the Lions in December for insubordination after calling a fake punt without approval from interim head coach Darrell Bevell. It was a rookie mistake by the young Coombs, who had fared well and earned considerable fan support prior to going rogue and undermining the coaching hierarchy.

Bevell is now the offensive coordinator for the Jaguars under Meyer, the role he held in Detroit before being promoted after Matt Patricia was fired. Hiring Coombs would mean Bevell and Coombs are equals on a staff that already had to replace a tone-deaf strength coach hiring and is already searching for a replacement at ST coordinator before minicamp even begins.