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Just six days after previous special teams coordinator Brian Schneider announced he was parting ways with the team indefinitely to deal with personal issues, Jacksonville has already hired his replacement.
Nick Sorensen, who has been an assistant in Seattle since 2013, first coaching special teams and later coaching the secondary, has been hired to replace Schneider. The two coaches worked together with the Seahawks over the last eight years, and according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, who initially reported the news. With that being the case, Sorensen can run the system Schneider began implementing.
Before he became an NFL assistant, Sorensen played 11 seasons in the league, primarily seeing action on special team. He also played some safety.
As for his tenure in Jacksonville, Sorensen played for the Jaguars from 2003-06, and over the course of his career, he totaled 131 total tackles, half a sack and two pass deflections.
Sorensen was a special teams assistant under Schneider, and so from a familiarity perspective, this hire makes a lot of sense. Coach Urban Meyer will hope it allows for a fairly seamless transition heading into training camp.