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Khan Getting Acclimated To Jags Ownership, Will Evaluate Team At End Of Season

The Jaguars have moved up to 21st in league ticket sales under Khan's leadership
Jaguars Owner Shahid Khan “finds himself in the eye of the hurricane” as fans are “unhappy and many want Khan to shake up the organization immediately,” according to Vito Stellino of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. The team is off to a 1-7 start, but Khan “made it clear” that he is “not going to make any decisions until he evaluates the team at the end of the season.” He also said that things are “going well on the business side.” The Jaguars have “moved up to 21st in ticket sales and he is willing to spend money on players.” Khan said, “We’ve moved up from where we were (around 28). We’ve signed up new sponsors.” He added, “If you look at the game day experience, I was here last year and I think it’s definitely better than what we had. I think being fan friendly, bringing in food if you choose to, bringing in a child (for free), and all the other things have really resonated with the fans. That’s something I think is paramount.” Khan, when asked how he knows he has “the right people in the right spots," said, “I’ve been here half a season. This will be something for me reflect at the end of the season. I want to see where we are as an organization.” Khan said at the end of the year he will “communicate with the fans because we need fan support.” Khan: “We need sponsor support and we can’t exist without it. Fans have to know why we’re doing what we’re doing. … To me, the worst thing is to have a knee-jerk, emotional reaction.” He said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting different results. If you have a losing season, what are the changes that are being done that will change the organization” (FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, 11/8).
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