Weaver sticking with Del Rio

Posted Jan. 12, 2010 @ 7:48 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Owner Wayne Weaver announced Tuesday that Jack Del Rio will remain the head coach of the Jaguars at least for the 2010 season.

Amid reports that Del Rio had been offered the head coaching position at his alma mater, Southern California, Weaver met with Del Rio Tuesday to discuss the coach's future.

"Didn't even talk about that," Weaver said regarding the reports. "I wasn't interested in that. I was interested in if Jack wanted to be here and was committed to this franchise and that he shared my vision and my goals for this franchise and how we go forward. That was the substance of the conversations."

Weaver made it clear that he expects his team to be in the postseason in 2010 after dropping five of the final six games this season and missing the playoffs.

"My expectations are that we're going to be better than average and we're going to be competing for the playoffs — not just for next year, but for years to come," Weaver said. "If you do it the right way, there's no reason that you can't compete for the playoffs every year, and I think we've got the team in place."

Del Rio is 58-57 in seven seasons in Jacksonville and has only one playoff victory.