Official: #Jaguars staff will coach South team in Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala, Jan 25. Atlanta will coach North. First practice Mon, Jan 20
— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) January 2, 2014
The Reese’s Senior Bowl now knows which teams will be coaching its team in a couple weeks. The Jacksonville Jaguars will coach the South Team and the Atlanta Falcons will coach the North Team.
The NFL determines which teams are going and it starts with the standings. Teams that retain their coaching staffs are the ones who are eligible. The Jaguars own the 3rd pick in the NFL Draft while the Falcons own the 6th pick. The idea is that teams with weak records will have the opportunity to coach and interact with players, giving them a bit of an advantage when it comes to the NFL Draft process. Plenty of teams who have coached in the past ended up drafting players from the teams they have coached.
Practices start the 20th of this month and go through the week. The practice on Monday are not full contact, while Tuesday and Wednesday are the two practices that are full contact and really intense for players. Thursday is without pads and relatively light.