Clemson co-DC Marion Hobby leaves to join Jaguars staff

The Clemson football program will have to go into next season with a shakeup on the coaching staff following its win over Alabama in the national championship earlier this month.

This week, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced Tigers co-defensive coordinator Marion Hobby will be joining the team’s staff.

Hobby will make the jump to the NFL and join Jacksonville as the team’s defensive line coach.

“Marion Hobby is an excellent coach who breeds success and comes from a winning culture,” Jaguars Executive Vice-President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin said in a statement.

“In recent years, Marion has overseen the development of top-tier players who are currently experiencing success at the highest level in the National Football League.”

Hobby previously coached in the NFL as the New Orleans Saints defensive line coach from 2006-2007.

During that time, new Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone served as the Saints’ offensive coordinator, so the two men are very familiar with each other’s coaching styles.

“Marion Hobby is coming off a national championship-winning season and over the past six years, has helped establish Clemson as one of the premier defenses in college football,” Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone said in a statement.

“I had the pleasure of coaching with Marion for two seasons in New Orleans and have personally observed his ability to get the most out of his players. Our team’s ability to generate pressure on opposing quarterbacks and to stop the run will be key factors in our success moving forward and I feel that under the leadership and direction of Coach Hobby, those goals will be accomplished at a high level.”

Hobby, 50, has been with Clemson for the last six seasons and has 22 years of coaching experience.

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