MOBILE, Al - New head coach Gus Bradley and his growing staff spent the better part of 48 hours in Mobile, AL as part of Senior Bowl week. Adding coaches by the day and still without a good chance to evaluate the Jaguars roster, this trip served more as an opportunity to scout out position coaches and announce the Jags presence under its new regime. Bradley made an appearance on the NFL Network to chat football and his first head coaching job. One thing is for sure there is a lot of buzz surrounding the franchise with its new energetic head coach.
Representatives from around the NFL attended the practices at Ladd-Peebles Stadium and we used the opportunity to talk with new Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Monte Kiffin. The legendary coach had a hand in molding Bradley into what he is today, hiring him away from North Dakota State to serve as a quality control coach. Kiffin knew right away he had a talent on his hands telling me "once he got in the building and started working, you could tell this guy was special." Kiffin added "sometimes people have false enthusiasm, well that works for a while but pretty soon you figure that out, this guy's real."
Bradley has benefited from working under some of the best in the business and recalls his time with Kiffin fondly saying "What he has taught me, the details of the game and some of the things to look for, has broadened my vision of what is needed to be a good defensive coordinator and I think it all started with him." Chatting with Bradley as the North team practiced behind us I could sense how excited and prepared he was for this opportunity to be one of just 32 NFL head coaches. Bradley has noticed at least one change since taking the position joking that "probably where it sunk in is that more people are listening to me, when I say something I'm getting their attention."