Jaguars Promote Paul Vance
Nov. 10, 2001
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ The Jacksonville Jaguars promoted Paul Vance, the team's vice president of administration, to take the place of contract negotiator Michael Huyghue.
Huyghue said Thursday he is leaving the Jaguars to go into business with NFL agent David Dunn.
Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver said there would be no change in the team's power structure, meaning coach Tom Coughlin will remain in charge of all personnel matters.
``I'm happy with the organization we have,'' Weaver said. ``We've just got some hard work ahead of us.''
The Jaguars must trim about $23 million of their 2002 salary cap. They had to trim $35 million to get under the 2001 cap.
``It's an exciting challenge to come in and fill some big shoes,'' Vance said.
Vance, who is also the team's general counsel, came to the Jaguars in 1994 after practicing law for 21 years.
``He's not a football person,'' Weaver said. ``I'm not expecting him to be a football person. I'm expecting him to be a good negotiator to get the players the coach needs to win, and to do it in a way that builds a foundation, so we don't get ourselves in the kind of predicament we're currently in.''