Trent Baalke hopes Ethan Waugh reunion will make Jaguars winner

Jacksonville Jaguars assistant general manager Ethan Waugh, left, stands with team owner Shad Khan during a recent practice.

Perhaps more than anyone in the Jaguars building, new assistant general manager Ethan Waugh has an intimate view of what a successful rebuild looks like.

He watched it closely with the San Francisco 49ers. Not once, but twice under former head coach Jim Harbaugh, now at Michigan, and during Kyle Shanahan’s current five-year regime.

Whether as a scout or a front-office staff member, Waugh has a clear picture of how an NFL franchise works when it struggles to find a winning path and how it ultimately gets there.

What does this mean for the future of Jaguars? It’s probably hard to quantify, but it certainly can’t hurt to have a personnel manager who has first-hand knowledge of what it takes for a team to make that leap from the bottom to the Super Bowl. .

The previous three columns of Gene:

On the menu:Colin Kaepernick’s Essay, Despised Trevor Lawrence, Justin Thomas, More

Resurfaced :Florida State College of Jacksonville baseball ends two decades of anonymity

Still time:Has Tiger’s time as a major contender expired? Don’t bet against him

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