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Coughlin controls 'all facets' of Jaguars football ops

If it wasn't clear how much power Tom Coughlin would wield in his return to Jacksonville, it became evident Thursday.

Coughlin's introductory news conference started five minutes sooner than initially scheduled, a you're-early-or-you're-late staple of Coughlin's coaching career. Owner Shad Khan also said Coughlin will have final say on all football decisions, giving him broad authority that includes the draft, free agency, other roster moves and the hiring of assistant coaches.

General manager Dave Caldwell handled those duties the last four years, but his role was seemingly diminished with Coughlin's arrival.

"What enthuses me the most is Tom welcomes the...