Early Saturday Afternoon news broke via ESPN's Dianna Russini on Twitter that Head Coach Doug Marrone will be dismissed from the team following this week's season finale vs the Colts. "Jacksonville head coach Doug Marrone has been informed that he will be dismissed following Sunday’s game vs. Colts, per sources. Jaguars will begin a search for a new head coach.", Russini said via her personal twitter.
Marrone has been coaching the Jaguars since taking over as the interim head coach following the firing of Gus Bradley in 2016. In Doug's first full season as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars he lead the team to an AFC South title, 2 playoff victories including one on the road, and eventually fell short of a Super Bowl by losing 20-24 to the Patriots in Foxboro. In 2018 the team went 5-11, this year they are 5-10 heading into the final week of the season. The defense was ranked #2 in the league in 2017, they currently rank #27 in the league in terms of yards allowed per game.
Minutes later, conflicting reports surfaced: NFL Networks Ian Rapoport who tweeted a report from Shad Khan's spokesman Jim Woodcock released a statement which says, "Reports that Doug Marrone will be dismissed after Sunday’s game are 100 percent incorrect. Owner Shad Khan will meet with his football staff, which includes coaching and personnel, midweek next week.”
The Statement indicates that he will not be fired on Sunday, but it's also not reassuring that Marrone will be coaching the team in 2020.