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Commanders could hire Emmett Jones

  • Wide Receivers Coach/Pass Game Coordinator | Oklahoma Sooners

Emmett Jones played football at Texas Tech in the 1990s. After many years coaching high school football in Texas, he was ready to make the jump to college in 2015, returning to the Red Raiders in Lubbock. It was Kliff Kingsbury who hired him.

He served for one season as a player development specialist before Kingsbury promoted him to coaching the wide receivers. When the head coach left for the Arizona Cardinals in 2019, Jones also left to go to the University of Kansas, where he would eventually add passing game coordinator to his resume.

In the spring of 2021 - with Kansas coach Les Miles caught up in a scandal - Jones was again promoted to interim head coach. This is another feather in the progressive figure's cap at the time.

Though the program would end up hiring another permanent head coach and he would move on, at the time of his promotion, Jones got a ringing endorsement from Kingsbury, who said his football intelligence, particularly on the offensive side of the ball - is remarkable.

More than anything, he brings a passion and level of integrity to every day is truly special was another glowing recommendation from Kingsbury. Sounds like a good candidate for wide receivers coach under Dan Quinn and the Washington Commanders offensive coordinator.