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Former Bucs QB/CFL Head Coach Scott Milanovich hired to tutor Blake Bortles

Roy Cummings



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The Jaguars are turning the job of fixing quarterback Blake Bortles over to a former Buccaneers quarterback who played in just one game during a four-year NFL career.

Scott Milanovich, who completed two of the three passes he threw in the only game he ever played in the NFL has been named the Jaguars quarterbacks coach, the team announced on Friday evening:


Milanovich has had more success as an offensive coordinator and head coach than he ever did as a pro quarterback but all of his success has come in the Canadian Football League.

After a brief stint with the Los Angeles Extreme of the XFL and an even briefer stint with the Tampa Bay storm of the Arena Football League, Milanovich began his coaching career as a quarterback coach for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe in the spring of 2003.

From there he moved to the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders, where he also coached quarterbacks, before being promoted to the role of offensive coordinator for the Fire for the 2007 NFL Europe season.

Milanovich returned to the CFL for the 2007 season, which he spent coaching quarterbacks coach for the Montreal Alouettes. A year later he was promoted to offensive coordinator and in 2009 he was named the Alouettes assistant head coach.

Milanovich became the 42nd head coach of the Toronto Argonauts in 2012 and went on to win the Grey Cup that year despite leading the Argos to a 9-9 regular season record.

Milanovich leaves Toronto with a 43-47 career record. He will work under Nate Hackett, who had been the QB coach in Jacksonville the last two years and is now the permanent offensive coordinator.

Roy Cummings is a native of Chicago, Illinois who grew up in the suburb of Lombard. He and his family later moved to Lakeland, Florida, where Roy attended high school at Kathleen High. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications in 1983 and immediately went to work for the Tampa Tribune. After five years working in a Polk County bureau covering everything from high school sports to college football to the Orlando Magic of the NBA, Roy moved back to Tampa and became the Tribune's first beat writer for the Tampa Bay Lightning, covering the team from its inception through the first eight years on the ice. He was then moved to the Buccaneers beat, where he stayed until the paper was folded in May, 2016. A two-time Florida Sports Writer of the Year, Roy has extensive experience covering all Tampa professional sports teams, including the Tampa Bay Rays.

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